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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2007
    What is the equivalent to Windows "Switch Users"?
    The title explains it. I want to password protect my stuff when I'm away for a couple of minutes, but the only option I see is to log off completely! I don't want that to happen, because I want some applications to still run(like AIM).

    You guys have helped me so much lately, and I appreciate it!

  2. #2

    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Are you using multiply users? If so then in the accounts tab in System Prefs, check off quick user switching, and a menu will appear in the upper right of the menubar, and you can go to the login window.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

  3. #3

    MartinS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 02, 2006
    Bournville, UK
    Go into system preferences/dashboard & exposé.

    Set a hot corner to activate your screensaver (mine's bottom left).

    Go back into system preferences, then go to security. Check "require password to wake this computer from sleep or screensaver".

    2011 21.5-inch i5 iMac
    Mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro

  4. #4

    IronMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2004
    Mini 09, MBP 12, MBA 15
    I use Quicksilver and the Fast Logout Command

  5. #5

    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    i'd go the screensaver route as mentioned above...but i beileve hopping over to the login window will still let you stay on will need a abuddy to watch your online status in order to fully check it out though
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  6. #6

    IronMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2004
    Mini 09, MBP 12, MBA 15
    Yeah I think logs you off for a sec before the network connection kicks back in. Shame about that.

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