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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...