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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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 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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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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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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
663 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
315 views

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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1answer
734 views

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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
245 views

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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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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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 ...
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1answer
288 views

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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...