Prior to upgrading to Mavericks, when I chose to lock my MacBook Pro's screen, it would do so with my screen saver options (rotate through images in a folder, and show a clock). However, when I go to lock my screen now, it's simply a black screen.

Is there a way to make Mavericks use my screen saver settings when I choose to lock my screen as with older versions of OS X?

  • How to do usually lock your screen ?
    – alecail
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 15:26
  • @AntoineLecaille I have the lock icon in my menu bar up top.
    – MattD
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 18:41
  • @AntoineLecaille: If you go to Keychain Access->Preferences, and check "Show keychain status in menu bar", then a lock menu will appear allowing you to lock the screen.
    – user102008
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 22:44

2 Answers 2


Check system preference -> Security & Privacy -> General-> Require password XXX after sleep or screen saver begins

  • That was the first thing I checked, and the box is checked. I have it set for immediately on the drop down.
    – MattD
    Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 17:49

Set one of the hot corners to start the screen safer. The lock sends the display to sleep in mavericks - there's no option to change it afaik

  • But if it doesn't lock the screen, then anyone can walk up to my machine and use it, so this isn't a solution.
    – MattD
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 1:44
  • Go to security in system preferences. There you can set the amount of minutes (or immediately) until a password is requested after activating screen saver. Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 1:50

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