How to lock Mac OS X with shortcut keys
I was working on my project at my desk and then I left my desk for some time after returning back, I saw my Project Manager’s Pic set as a my Mac’s wallpaper.
He was smiling and showing thumbs up with a 𝐁𝐈𝐆 smile. 😊👍🏻
He did not do anything wrong with my machine 💻, but this incident made me alert about my security.
So Now, I wanted my machine’s screen to be locked with quick action. There is a ways to make it on Mac OS X. Follow the process to setup your machine for shortcut keys to lock your screen.
- Open System Preferences> Security & Privacy.
- In the General tab, select Require Password <> after sleep or screen saver begins, and select immediately from drop down.
- You will be prompted for Password to change screen lock settings.
Now, Close System Preference Now we are ready to lock the screen. 𝕎OO𝕙ȯȫ‼
Press Control+Shift+Power or Eject to Sleep Mac
This automatically lock the screen and if you press Space bar key it will ask for Password. Whoop you are Safe now. 😃
Below are a few commands which I tried while doing this process.
Control+Command+Option+Power or Eject => Shut Down immediately
Control+Power => Prompt for options
Option+Command+Power or Eject => Sleep Mac
Control+Shift+Power or Eject => Sleep Mac
Don’t press this unless you want to restart, I did this accidentally and all my application state lost 😩 . So try this on your own Risk. 😛
Control+Command+Power or Eject => Restart
Now, This will log you off from the Machine so do it wisely. 🙃
Command+Shift+Q => Log off of your Mac
Originally published at Nikhil Gohil.