Locking the screen in OS X

Monday, 23 December 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

Control + Shift + Eject.

For some reason this shortcut never managed to commit itself to my memory. As a result I always have to trawl Google searching for ’OS X keyboard shortcut to lock screen’.

It is also advised in System Preferences > Security & Privacy you set Require password to be immediate.

In Windows you can [Windows Key + L] and in many flavours of Linux you can [Ctrl + Alt + L] or type something into the terminal.

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