In macOS High Sierra, the new Lock Screen shortcut was added, but you can only use the shortcut ^ Q . I'd like to change it to something more Windows-esque, like L . How can I go about this?

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You can do this by following this webpage instructions :

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Open "Keyboard" preference pane
  3. Go to "Shortcuts" tab
  4. Select "App Shortcuts"
  5. Click "+"
  6. Select "All Applications". In the "Menu Title" field type "Lock Screen" and press your shortcut
  7. Quit System Preferences
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    6. Select "All Applications" 6.a. In the "Menu Title" field type: Lock Screen Jun 9 at 8:54

You can add your desired keyboard shortcut using BetterTouchTool. This way you will be able to lock the screen with the default shortcut as well as your pre-defined shortcut.

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