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Describes a time where the screen of a device is powered off. There may be background processes running, but they aren't visible to the user. Typically a hardware button must be pressed to deactivate the screen lock.

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waking up from locked screen with just keyboard

I'm on OS X 10.9.5. I do not like using mouse/trackpad, and mostly work with keyboard only. One annoying thing is that when the OS is locked (screen lock) and the power saving for the monitor is ...
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Yosemite Login screen ignoring login after Screen Saver

This is regarding a: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 I have a managed, admin, remote account on the Mac. This is the only account on the Mac. The ...
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Turn off iPhone lock on home wifi

Is it possible to / is there an app that can turn off your iPhone lock when the device is connected to your home WiFi?
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iPhone/iPad lock screen as a digital message board

I use my iPhone/iPad screens as digital message board. A bit like digital message boards you might see in airports, doctors waiting rooms or train stations. My current strategy is to open a photo ...
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How can I extend the lock screen timeout in iOS?

This question is applicable to both iPads and iPhones: how do I extend the lock screen timeout? By that I mean the time from when I see the "slide to unlock" message to when the screen goes black ...
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Siri to lock screen and take screenshot?

Apparently, the power button has become pretty insensitive in my iPhone 5. When I say "lock screen" or "take screenshot", I want that iPhone does such activity. Now when I say them, iPhone just ...
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Prevent logging out when switching user from lock screen?

I have enabled "Require password after sleep of screen save begins". After waking the computer a lock screen is displayed. On this screen, instead of logging in, it is possible to press the Switch ...
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How can I reduce the delay when locking the sceen on a MBPr?

So with a little research I found that control+shift+fn+power replaces the old control+shift+eject on keyboards without eject keys. However I find I have to hold the keys longer for it to work, ...
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How to get “iPad is disable…” to go away so I can enter my passcode?

I had forgotten my password on my iPad and entered it incorrectly too many times. It now says "iPad is disable connect to iTunes". I've had this problem before and it went away, allowing letting me ...
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Manually lock screen

I would like to lock the computer when not at home but leave the computer unlocked at home. If I choose to lock the Mac after the screen saver starts I can lock it with control+shift+power but then ...
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Rotation lock on a iPhone 5

How can I find the rotation lock switch on a iPhone 5? It is lock and does not rotates the pictures when I rotate the phone.
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If one forgets their iPhone Lockscreen password, how would they go about getting it back?

Someone I know forgot their iPhone lockscreen password. This goes for iPhone 4 to 5. How would they go about getting back into the phone? And if they can't, can they back up data aside from the ...
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What to do if you forgot your lockscreen password? [duplicate]

How would I go about forgetting my lock-screen password? What can I do to get back in? This is about the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. More of a How-To question, someone I know forgot their password.
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Using applescript to lock screen

I need an applescript which locks my Mac in the same way pressing "shift"+"ctrl"+"eject" would. I tried two different approaches, but both failed. The first one was to search the internet for a ...
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How can i turn my iphone 4 on when the lock button is broken? [duplicate]

The lock button on my iphone 4 is broken and i dont know how to turn my phone on, i have tried plugging it in for charge but nothing happens, it will import pictures to my computer but wont turn on? ...
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Apple script to lock computer using knock

There is a great app called knock which lets you unlock your mac by tapping on your phone twice while in proximity. http://www.knocktounlock.com Unfortunately in order for the app on your phone to ...
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Lock screen audio

I'd like to allow audio to keep working when the screen lock is activated. I.e. the computer should not sleep, really, but I want the security of automatic locking. I'm on OSX 10.8.5, if it matters. ...
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Pixel Perfect iOS7 Lock Screen Image With Apple Configurator

I'm using Apple Configurator to supervise a number of devices (iPhone 5S) and one thing that bugs is that our logo on the lock screen is blurry. I've tried PNGs at both the exact screen and the ...
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iPhone 5 iOS7: Prevent screen from locking during voice call

This seems like a simple feature that must exist, yet I can't find it in settings or by googling. I want this behavior: The screen should never lock while I'm on a voice call, no matter how long I'm ...
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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Music streaming stops when monitor shuts off (last.fm)

I'm using the last.fm scrobbler desktop app. My mac is set to turn off the screen after 4 minutes, once this happens my music stops, not entirely. It's like my internet is no longer contiguous when ...
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Require password to wake computer by specific condition

I'd like to require password to wake my Macbook Air running Mavericks when it is not in my home. So if it was not connected to my home wifi, then I'd like it to require password to wake from sleep ...
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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Milliseconds delay after unlocking phone causes unresponsiveness

Does anyone realise a delay after unlocking the iPhone screen on iOS7 ? You cannot swipe left or right until the animation finishes at 100%, rendering the phone unresponsive till then. This is kind ...
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Must there be notification alerts for anything to appear on lock screen?

I disabled Instagram from posting a notification alert ( banner or alert ). However any posted item or notification do not show in the lock screen or notification center. Prior to ios7 this causes ...
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How do I drill in to calendar information from the notifications screen on iOS7?

Lock screen-> pull down notifications, see "Tomorrow, there are 2 events scheduled and the first one starts at 11.30" but how do I view them? No amount of poking or swiping will open this up (unlike ...
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Is there a way to prevent iOS 7 from changing the colors of wallpaper images?

When I create a custom wallpaper image and assign it to the lock screen on iOS 7, the colors of the image are changed. Oddly, if I take a screen capture of the lock screen, the colors match those of ...
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How to get rid of “slide to reply” line in iOS 7 notifications?

When you have the screen locked on your iPhone, and you get a notification (like the Messages one shown below, minus the sender's name and icon) there is a line that says "slide to reply". This 'slide ...
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How are “emergency calls” restricted?

An "Emergency" link on my iOS 7 lock screen goes to a phone dial page that says "Emergency call". What are the restrictions on this page? Can anyone use my iPhone to dial out? Does it only work with ...
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How to depict your name on your iPhone's lock screen?

Before upgrading to iOS 7 from iOS 6, I had the wallpaper of my iPhone 4S lock screen show my name, address, and email address. Just in case somebody found my phone and was willing to see it returned. ...
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Sometimes background image for lock screen doesn't show on iPhone

I have seen this several times that the image I have for my lockscreen does not show. It is just black with the battery indicator shown in foreground and the unlock slider at bottom.
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How to detect locked screen / login-session from a script?

I am looking a way for a script (either bash or AppleScript, doesn't matter) to detect whether the state of the screen or the user login session is locked or not (i.e. the user will need to type in ...
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Creating New Keyboard Shortcots fur Lock Screen and Spotlight search

I know the defaults: control+shift+power : Lock screen command+space : Spotlight I do NOT want to change these -- they must continue to work. However, due to severely ingrained muscle memory and ...
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Change lockscreen date language iOS 6

When I first configured my new iPod touch 5th gen, I put "English" for iOS language. I then switched iOS to "Français (Canada)" in the General Settings/International. Everything look fine except one ...
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Coming out of screen-lock, sometimes my machine will sleep/lock 30 seconds after

I haven't pinpointed any potential triggers yet, but sometimes when I come out of sleep or from having a locked screen, after typing my password in and re-entering the OS, about 20 or 30 seconds ...
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Is there anyway to lock an iphone to avoid my toddler from leaving his video? [duplicate]

I have a toddler iphone app that plays short videos. He loves it and its great to give to him in the car, etc but the one issue is that he keeps hitting the home button and i have to start the app up ...
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On iPhone, Gmail “new email” notifications keep appearing in lock screen?

On my iPhone, for the Gmail app, I sometimes get "new email" notifications on my lock screen that were from hours ago even when I cleared them (I unlocked the device after they appeared). Even when ...
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How to Instantly Lock your Mac OS X Screen, using keyboard, in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air, and I want to know if there is a way to instantly lock my screen, using only my keyboard. I saw that it is possible to lock it using the following shortcut: Control+Shift+Eject. ...
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Transparent locked screen

On my iMac, I keep a lot of supervision windows (displaying alarms and trends). These windows lead to priviledged access to very sensitive equipments. I would like to protect this iMac from any ...
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Lock Screen Command One-Liner

I'm trying to find out whether there is any kind of equivalent command line one-liner which replicates the exact identical functionality of the 'Lock Screen' menu option available via the Keychain app ...
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Is it possible to remove Emergency call feature on the lock screen?

Is it possible to remove this feature? It's really annoying when you miss-click on it. Since my iPhone lags a lot this happens too often. iOS version: 4.2.1 iPhone: 3G
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Prevent Adium logout when locking screen on OSX 10.8.2

Since upgrading to OSX 10.8.2 from 10.6.x I find that when I lock the screen Adium logs out. Upon unlocking screen Adium logs back in. It used to just set to away when screen locked and I have ...
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Disable screen lock when in certain location

Is there a way to disable the screen lock on my Mac, only when certain conditions are met? I'm looking for a way to have it stop locking when connected my home network (i.e. at home)
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iPhone autolock feature doesn't work

My iPhone 4 doesn't lock automaticaly anymore. It seems that it is since iOS 6 update. Is it a known bug? someone has noticed this problem? or is there a parameter or something that might be the ...
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Macbook air: Close lid and lock features

I wonder if there is some way to customize the lock screen feature of my macbook air (running Mountain Lion) in such a way that: 1: When I close the lid, and then open it, the screen is not locked ...
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How to lock MacBook with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I am familiar with using Automator, but I do not know what code should be used to accomplish the feature. Can anyone provide the ...
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Password dialog box differs between Macs

I upgraded a Mac in my lab (23" iMac) to Lion. My MacBook Pro (mid 2007) is running Mountain Lion. For some reason the iMac is showing a different user password screen than my MBP - I can't figure out ...
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How can I change the lock screen background image in Lion 10.7.4?

With Lion, I know that, in order to change the lock screen background image, I have to change ...
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scheduled account lock Mac OS X

You can set your Mac OS X account to automatically lock the screen so that the password is required after a certain amount of time of inactivity, but can you do the same thing using a schedule (say at ...
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Customize Lock Screen

When I lock my screen, sometimes it shows my iTunes library, other times it shows a screensaver, and other times it shows photos. I don't want it to do any of these things, I'd like it to just show ...