Questions tagged [screen-lock]

Describes a time where the screen of a device is powered off. There may be background processes running, but they aren't visible to the user. Typically a hardware button must be pressed to deactivate the screen lock.

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Is there a quick way to lock my Mac?

On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+L to lock your computer if you step away. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't ...
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Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?

The new MacBook Air and Pro without optical drives lack an Eject key. I use Ctrl + Shift + Eject a lot to put my display to sleep at the simple press of three keys. Without the Eject key being there ...
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Lock Screen Command One-Liner

I'm trying to find out whether there is any kind of equivalent command line one-liner which replicates the exact identical functionality of the 'Lock Screen' menu option available via the Keychain app ...
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Transparent locked screen

On my iMac, I keep a lot of supervision windows (displaying alarms and trends). These windows lead to priviledged access to very sensitive equipments. I would like to protect this iMac from any ...
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iPad not reacting to screen orientation - screen lock

How do I correct the "screen lock" on my iPad? I used to be able to turn the unit a quarter turn and the screen would adjust to my movement. Now it is somehow "Locked". How can this be fixed?
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How do I lock my screen without making it sleep on macOS 10.11.3?

I tried control+shift+power button as well as command+shift+power button. Neither seem to work.
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Using AppleScript to lock screen

I need an applescript which locks my Mac in the same way pressing shift+ctrl+eject would. I tried two different approaches, but both failed. The first one was to search the internet for a script, ...
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scheduled account lock Mac OS X

You can set your Mac OS X account to automatically lock the screen so that the password is required after a certain amount of time of inactivity, but can you do the same thing using a schedule (say at ...
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Removing camera button on iPhone lock screen

How to remove the camera button on the iPhone lock screen without removing the camera from the springboard I don't want to allow people without access to take pictures using my phone (pictures are ...
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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How can I show the login window after a period of inactivity?

How can I make my Mac display the login screen (as though I'd selected "Login window" from the fast user switching menu) after the session has been idle for a certain time? I can make it log out ...
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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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How to Instantly Lock your Mac OS X Screen, using keyboard, in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air, and I want to know if there is a way to instantly lock my screen, using only my keyboard. I saw that it is possible to lock it using the following shortcut: Control+Shift+Eject. ...
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Screen turns off when I move my MacBook when it is on the sleeve

I've noticed that when my laptop is on its sleeve and I slide my laptop on it the screen goes black. This doesn't happen when I have the laptop on my lap. Its consistently reproducible. It's somewhat ...
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How can I unlock my screen when my input is in a different language?

I have 3 languages installed and everytime my MacBook goes to sleep - the screen is being locked. After entering a password, system says that it's incorrect. It appears, that I'm entering password not ...
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Why does High Sierra quit all my programs when I lock and close the laptop?

After installing High Sierra, whenever I lock and close my MacBook Pro (2015), all my programs have quit once I open it again. Chrome will often show an "unexpectedly closed" message, which seems to ...
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On iOS 10, how do you open the Suggested App on the Lock Screen?

On the Lock Screen, Proactive Siri can suggest apps. If my iPhone detects I'm in the car, it correctly shows a Maps icon in the lower left corner on the lock screen. Under iOS 9, you could swipe up ...
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What functionality of iOS can be accessed from the lock screen?

I know that in iOS, several parts of the iDevice's functionality can be accessed from the lock screen. This is useful when you don't want to fumble with a password. But now I'm starting to wonder: ...
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iCloud delete and remove device and photos

Inexplicably I wasn't able to enter my 4 digit password on my iPhone anymore. I tried so many times that my iPhone was deactivated. I powered off my iPhone and restarted it, but no chance. Afterwards ...
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Redial Last Incoming Call without Unlocking Phone

I left my iPhone X running iOS 11 at a casino. Someone at the casino called two of my contacts while they had my phone. 1:32 Brian calls my phone to see if we can hear it 6:36 My phone calls Brian 9:...