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  1. #1

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    Mar 14, 2009
    Hotkey for locking computer temporarily
    Like windows for locking the computer while logged in (winkey + L).. is there a mac equivalent? I'd like to lock my computer while leaving it unattended for a short matter of time without having to log out.

    Best regards.

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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Open Keychain Access (/Applications/Utilities/Keychain > Keychain Access > Preferences > General > Show Status in Menu Bar. You will now see a pad lock in the menu bar. Click that and choose Lock Screen.

    This is the closest thing I know to a hotkey for locking the screen.
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    MBasile's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2006
    MacBook CoreDuo
    When I needed to lock mine off and on I just put the password protection on the screensaver (so that you have to enter the password to stop the screensaver) and then just added a hot corner to activate the screensaver.

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