I want to leave my Mac locked, but display a web page (representing a web-based dashboard) in the lock screen. The idea is to leave this web dashboard showing 24x7 but without letting anyone else get access to the rest of the system.

  • as a screen shot of the web page ? – Ruskes Jan 10 '15 at 6:26
  • @Buscar웃 - no; as I want the dynamic webpage rendered with JS behaviours intact. nicael's answer below does exactly that. – Srid says Reinstate Monica Jan 16 '15 at 21:54
  1. You can download this screensaver which allows you to specify the site you want to display (found there).

  2. Turn on the password to make your screensaver to be the lock screen:

    1. Open "System Preferences"

    2. Go to "Security & Privacy"

    1. Check "Require password [immediatly] after sleep or screensaver begins"


You may be interested in a product my team and I are about to release, called Screensaver Ninja. True to its name, the ninja transforms your screensaver into a rotation of live websites like dashboards, analytics, news, the weather...whatever you need.

Apart from being able to lock your computer as detailed above, you can also choose to lock the screensaver so that whilst everyone can view the data, you must have a keycode to access it.

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    Thanks for self-disclosing your affiliation. Be sure to participate for reasons other than promotion to avoid posts being deleted by the community. – bmike May 19 '15 at 16:37

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