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equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? whenever i used to leave my system i just press WINDOWS+L in my windows system. Now i have macbook pro with snow leopard OS and i am ...
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How to lock MacBook with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I am familiar with using Automator, but I do not know what code should be used to accomplish the feature. Can anyone provide the code used ...
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Can I lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I'm running OS X 10.7.3 Currently I've found what looks like 2 possible solutions: Hot corner(s) setup in the "Desktop & Screen ...
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Lock screen on mac? w/o enabling “require password after sleep” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I want to be able to lock my screen on Mac, much the way Windows+l does on windows. I do not want to have to put in a password each time ...
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Can you lock your screen on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? Does OS X have the option to allow you to lock your screen?
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Is it possible to program an OS X screen lock? [duplicate]

I want the ability to lock my Macbook at my command. I don't want a screensaver or sleep lock. Don't you get tired of repeatedly typing in your password in all day? I don't want to wait for my ...
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153answers
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Please share your hidden macOS features or tips and tricks

Do you know any hidden or little-known nice feature of macOS (née Mac OS X)? It doesn't matter what it is—maybe just a short terminal command or a keyboard shortcut. Share your experiences on ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...
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Keyboard shortcut for locking screen in macOS Sierra?

In previous versions of OSX, I could use Ctrl Shift Power on my built in keyboard, or Ctrl Shift Eject on my (old) Apple bluetooth keyboard to lock the screen. After upgrading to Sierra, that ...
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9answers
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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Is there a shortcut which invokes the “Login Window…” fast user switching command?

Firstly, let me say that there's two questions on Think Different that claim to answer this question but do not: Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key? The ...
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How can I launch screensaver with a keyboard shortcut?

I've looked around but can't seem to find any good answers. Would appreciate any pointers.
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What is the (external) keyboard shortcut to lock my screen with the screen save

Which keys can I press to bring up the locked screen save while I walk away for a few minutes? I have an external keyboard (MS Comfort Curve 2000) thru a multi pc switcher box so I have ctrl-cmd-alt ...