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Question: How do I lock my mac easily

I am really frustrated. Most of the time I do not want my iMac at home to require a password. But sometimes I have visitors or workmen and I do want the screen locked. I used to have this little "padlock" icon in the menu bar that I could click and choose "lock screen". Then you needed the logon password to access. That disappeared and I don't know how to get it back. I am using HighSierra.

iMac, macOS Sierra (10.12.5)

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Apple menu > Lock Screen

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Nov 17, 2017 6:46 AM in response to SteveShapiro In response to SteveShapiro

In Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1 click on apple logo > again click on lock screen the screen will be locked immediately and on the login screen the admin name and password field will be displayed , without entering the credentials no visitor can enter the computer unless you provide password to them .

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Nov 17, 2017 6:46 AM in response to SteveShapiro In response to SteveShapiro

In Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1 click on apple logo > again click on lock screen the screen will be locked immediately and on the login screen the admin name and password field will be displayed , without entering the credentials no visitor can enter the computer unless you provide password to them .

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Nov 17, 2017 6:55 AM in response to SteveShapiro In response to SteveShapiro

SteveShapiro wrote:


Actually that seems to turn off the screen but does not activate the lock.

It depends on the "Require password" setting in the General tab of "Security & Privacy" system preference.

Nov 17, 2017 6:55 AM

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