Mac OS X Quick Lock Screen

Want to be able to lock your computer with a keyboard shortcut?

Since OS 8 you can put the screens to sleep using Control + Shift + Eject (⌃ + ⇧ + ⏏).

Here is how you can lock your computer from a keyboard shortcut

1. Open up your system preferences and go to Security & Privacy.

2. Check box to require password after sleep and select desired timeout.

I have mine set to require a password after 5 seconds so if my screens go to sleep while I am right there I have time to wake it up again before requiring a password.

3. Use keyboard shortcut to put monitors to sleep.

⌃ + ⇧ + ⏏

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2 thoughts on “Mac OS X Quick Lock Screen”

  1. Thanks! Glad it was helpful. I was inspired to write this up after most of my coworkers have started doing pranks around the office :)

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