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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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What functionality of iOS can be accessed from the lock screen?

I know that in iOS, several parts of the iDevice's functionality can be accessed from the lock screen. This is useful when you don't want to fumble with a password. But now I'm starting to wonder: ...
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Lock & Unlock the screen via WLAN - Keyboard

I use Synergy to share my mouse and keyboard across different computers. Now i want to lock and unlock the screen of my mac. I have activated corners, so when i move my mouse at the left corner of ...
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Password lock for shut down screen

I just got my iPhone stolen and the first thing they did was shut it off. I have a new iPhone and I noticed you have to slide it to power off. Yes, I had no idea. I owned my last phone three weeks. My ...
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Can I lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I'm running OS X 10.7.3 Currently I've found what looks like 2 possible solutions: Hot corner(s) setup in the "Desktop & ...
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Can I add personal info to my iPod touch's lock screen?

My dad just got a new iPod Touch, and he'd like to add his personal info to the lock screen. If possible, how do I do this (without jailbreaking)?
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Locked out of Mac OS X Lion, but keyboard and mouse are not connecting

I'm at the lock screen of Mac OS X Lion (not login, but the quick lock screen), and I know my password, but the keyboard and mouse are not connecting. I am using an iMac that did have Bluetooth on ...
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iPod Nano 2G Screen Randomly Turns Itself On While Locked

I have a 5 year old, excellent condition, iPod Nano 2G 8GB. While sitting on my desk with the Lock switch Locked, it will randomly turn the screen on for 5-10 seconds, randomly every couple hours. ...
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Can I show a 24-Hour clock on my Mac's Lock Screen?

I just got a MacBook Pro, and different from my iMac is that I'll be using the lock-screen much more on this one. I noticed that in the upper right corner of the lock screen, the time is shown, but ...
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iPad not reacting to screen orientation - screen lock

How do I correct the "screen lock" on my iPad? I used to be able to turn the unit a quarter turn and the screen would adjust to my movement. Now it is somehow "Locked". How can this be fixed?
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How to get back the “Login Window…” icon in the menu bar?

Once I've upgraded to Lion I had a new icon on my Menu Bar next to Spotlight. It was an outline of a mugshot similar like one of the Guest account. When I clicked on that icon I was able to select ...
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Lock Screen Screenshots

I want to take a screenshot of my Lion lock screen to highlight the new circular user portraits. Is there an easy way to take a screenshot of the OS X lock screen?
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Does Lion allow locking screen on computer sleep and screen saver but not display sleep?

In Leopard, you can configure it so that a password is required when waking the system from computer sleep (i.e. close the lid) or returning from the screen saver, but not display sleep. This allowed ...
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Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?

The new MacBook Air and Pro without optical drives lack an Eject key. I use Ctrl + Shift + Eject a lot to put my display to sleep at the simple press of three keys. Without the Eject key being there ...
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Prevent maximum screen brightness in lockscreen?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored while displaying the lockscreen while being charged: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop ...
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Prevent shutting down iPhone when passcode lock is on

If my iPhone is stolen and the thief shut the phone down, I wouldn't be able to locate it anymore. Is it possible to disable the possibility to shut down the phone when a passcode lock is set up?
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How can I show the login window after a period of inactivity?

How can I make my Mac display the login screen (as though I'd selected "Login window" from the fast user switching menu) after the session has been idle for a certain time? I can make it log out ...
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Lock screen on mac? w/o enabling “require password after sleep” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I want to be able to lock my screen on Mac, much the way Windows+l does on windows. I do not want to have to put in a password each ...
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Avoid iPhone lock on iPod sleep

Is there a way to prevent the iPhone from locking when "Sleep iPod" is activated as a timer? I have this alarm clock app (SleepCycle) that needs to be running on an unlocked iPhone to pick up ...
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How can I unlock my screen when my input is in a different language?

I have 3 languages installed and everytime my MacBook goes to sleep - the screen is being locked. After entering a password, system says that it's incorrect. It appears, that I'm entering password not ...
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Is there a quick way to lock my Mac?

On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+L to lock your computer if you step away. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't ...