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    How to secure a laptop?
    My old macbook pro is set to go on lock-down (or whatever you call it) after 30 minutes but sometimes I want to manually lock it down without turning it off when I walk away from it to keep prying eyes out of it. How can I do that or what other options are there?

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    How to secure a laptop?
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    No idea what Mac you have. But, depending on the age, you can hit some combination of CMD+CTRL+q or CMD+SHIFT+Power or CMD+SHIFT+Eject or CMD+OPT+Power or CMD+OPT+Eject and that will lock the computer.
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    thanks man!
    for mine it turns out to be Option–Command–Power to put it to sleep, and Control-Command-Q to immediately lock your screen.

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    How to secure a laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    No idea what Mac you have. But, depending on the age, you can hit some combination of CMD+CTRL+q or CMD+SHIFT+Power or CMD+SHIFT+Eject or CMD+OPT+Power or CMD+OPT+Eject and that will lock the computer.
    You can also set a hotspot in one of the corners that activates "Lock Screen" when the mouse is moved into it. It's set via the Screen Saver preferences.

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