11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2013 9:44 AM by halo7
subhuti Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have seen some screenshots of how to lock your screen in Mac OS X Lion, and was just wondering hos to do this.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: lock screen in Lion
    tranceman07 Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    This may help?

     

    • Launch “Keychain Access” located in /Applications/Utilities/
    • From the ‘Keychain Access’ menu, open Preferences
    • Select the checkbox next to “Show Status in Menu Bar”

     

    Now that the lock menubar item is enabled, you’ll find a little lock icon in your menu bar. Once the menu item is enabled, just click on the lock icon and drag down to “Lock Screen” to immediately lock your Mac OS X desktop.

  • 2. Re: lock screen in Lion
    Washy21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just discoverd that I had a CD ROM in the drive and when I took it out and tried to recreate the problem: putting the computer to sleep by closing the lid, it no longer happens. I have tried this several times now and all seems fine. If this is a solution it seems that activity on wake-up was somehow intefering with the network.

  • 3. Re: lock screen in Lion
    subhuti Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    find_my_mac_lock_screen-500x317.jpg

    Thaks for that, but it wasnt quite what i was after. This image above is the sort of thing i was thinking about.

  • 4. Re: lock screen in Lion
    pulkitsinghal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Much simpler way is provided here:

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.7/en/mchlp2270.html

     

    "To lock your screen quickly with fast user switching enabled, choose Login Window from the menu with your user name. Your applications will remain open and undisturbed, but your computer islocked."

     

    They didn't give a picture so you may have trouble finding the so called "Login Window" to click on but its actually immediately to the left of the Search (spotlight) Icon on the top right. Its your name that's written to the left of this search icon and this name can be clicked to reveal the "Login Window" option. And that's it, clicking it locks your comp.

  • 5. Re: lock screen in Lion
    eternelman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem with my macbook pro i7.is anyone solved the problem.?

  • 6. Re: lock screen in Lion
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,535 points)

    This is a feature of "Find my mac" and iCloud, I believe.

     

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/find-my.html

     

    charlie

  • 7. Re: lock screen in Lion
    eternelman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi CT;

    Do you know how can I proceed to solve this problem.

  • 8. Re: lock screen in Lion
    jaisonline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi,

     

    your resolution works.  however, my (late 2011) macbook pro's backlight keyboard lights up and  stays bright  until i manually turn it off/down .  do you also experience this behavior?  if so, are you aware of a way to disable this auto keyboard backlighting in this situation?

     

    i have os 10.7.3

  • 9. Re: lock screen in Lion
    jaisonline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please use this quote for my post above

    "To lock your screen quickly with fast user switching enabled, choose Login Window from the menu with your user name. Your applications will remain open and undisturbed, but your computer islocked."

  • 10. Re: lock screen in Lion
    Philip Chadwick1 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Using the "login window" method breaks active VPN connections. Locking the screen via the Keychain Access menubar item is a better solution IMO.

     

     

     

    You can also use this keyboard command to sleep the screen(s):

     

    "Control Shift Eject"

     

    However, if you want password protection, you'll need to enable it in the Security & Privacy pref pane: "require password after sleep or screensaver begins."

  • 11. Re: lock screen in Lion
    halo7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This feature is available on your handheld in the "find my iphone" app or on the apple site:

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/find-my-iphone.html#gallery-details-display-message

     

    I do not believe it's available directly from the desktop.