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", "Lock Screen" and type your shortcut.
  7. Quit System Preferences

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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