Sometimes I need a "scratchpad" for creative ideas... and I reach for a pen and paper because I know that

  1. The paper is blank
  2. There are no notifications, sounds, or bouncing icons
  3. I have an intention, and I want to follow through with that, with no distractions.

I'm stuck on how to make MacOS start that way, unless I leverage the guest mode. For some reason that isn't working for me. Perhaps it's because the guest mode is not natural b/c I'm missing my apps, or a specific permissions (keychain password) relevant to my task is needed.

That being said, is there any way I can start from a clean slate when resuming from sleep mode?

  • 3
    For what it's worth, in iOS 11 the iPad Pro will work exactly like that: touch the tip of your Pencil to the iPad's lock screen, and a blank Note pops up, ready for you to write/draw on. – user11633 Jul 28 '17 at 0:30
  • 1
    @Phong Yea! Something like that! Maybe like if it did that if I immediately clicked or typed within .5 second of an unlock – goodguys_activate Jul 28 '17 at 0:32
  • 1
    I believe some apps exist that can run scripts on wake/unlock. Maybe someone can suggest one. I know you can't set that up under Automator. – user11633 Jul 28 '17 at 0:38
  • What type of action is required? Uncluttered Desktop? One note taking app in fullscreen? A more graphical app? Should this action be always performed on every wake? – LangLangC Sep 7 '17 at 17:39

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .