Use case: I am logged in, at one point I locked the machine, and the Lock Screen is being displayed, prompting for a password.
MacOS catalina - 10.15.3
- I am looking for a way to Sleep the machine without having to put the password to unlock. Via shortcut while in the Lock Screen, or via adding a button/menu item in the Lock Screen.
I couldn't find any way to customize the lock screen in MacOS.
I tried setting up shortcuts with Better touch tool - the shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+Cmd+Options+) work fine while the machine is unlocked, but do not work in the lock screen.
I also tried setting up trackpad shortcuts which don’t work on lock screen
Finally I also tried creating a MacOS "normal" shortcut (Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcut > All Apps, menu item = "Sleep"), which also works fine while logged in + unlocked but does not work in the lock screen
Why I want this: I setup the machine to not sleep while AC power is ON, this is my preferred setting while in the office. On occasion, say at the end of the day, I still want the machine to enter sleep mode. Often, I find the machine in Lock Screen mode.