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If you set your screen saver to require a password when exiting and then set one of the screen corners to turn the screen saver on, there you go instant turn my screen saver on gesture. Unfortunately MacOS does not have a universal keystroke to lock the computer like Windows does.


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No this isn't possible. Nonetheless, this would be a great general security improvment for MacOS X. For example since I type it pretty regularly but in a safe context, I would like to have an independant password to unlock my screensaver. I suggest you to make your question a good proposal of security improvment on the Apple feedback web server, section ...


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The answer turned out to be something silly. I was using an app called "AppCleaner" to uninstall the application in question. The option to "Protect Running Apps" was actually in AppCleaner, not in the Mac OS itself. In order to delete the running application, I had to uncheck "Protect Running Apps." I was able to locate the Preferences within AppCleaner and ...


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I had the same issue: a PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep assertion set by a process that was no longer active. Killing the powerd process (to be restarted by launchd) cleared the assertion without logging out or rebooting. $ ps -e | grep powerd 63 ?? 0:00.05 /System/Library/CoreServices/powerd.bundle/powerd $ sudo kill 63 I'm not sure about any ...


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My understanding is, it depends on the model of your Macbook. The ability to turn the camera on without the green light was only proven in pre-2008 laptops. No proof exists that you can do the same in post-2008 laptops. This question Are there privacy concerns with the Built-In iSight Camera and LED Indicator? seems to agree that newer models you can't.


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Open the screen saver preference pane and see what folder has the files. If you can locate that, open photos and import from that location.



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