For years I’ve been searching for a keyboard shortcut that would instantly lock my screen / desktop. I’ve seen this on Linux window managers and something like this probably exists on every major operating system.
You can also lock your screen manually using a Hot Corner. How to Set Your Computer to Lock Your Screen Automatically From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences. Click Desktop & Screen Saver. Click Screen Saver, and then use the slider to choose 15 minutes (or less). Wireless keyboards for mac. Click Show All to go back to the main System Preferences window. Here’s how you can change the OS X Yosemite lock / login screen wallpaper to a customer image you like. For more details and complete step-by-step guide, simply head past the jump. By default, Yosemite will show a blurred out version of your desktop wallpaper on the lock / login screen. Lock Your Mac With a Keyboard Shortcut. If you don’t want to wait for your Mac to go to sleep, you can quickly lock your Mac with a simple keyboard shortcut. If you’re using a newer Mac where the Power button is a key, just press Control+Shift+Power. If you’re using an older Mac with an optical drive, press Control+Shift+Eject instead.
My current workaround was to open Keychain.app, enable the menu bar icon in the preferences and click each time on the menu bar item -> lock screen.
I tried AppleScript, I tried Automator, I even convinced a friend that it would be necessary to write a small app for this. Recently however, somebody said that there is such a shortcut and that it exists since Mac OS 8.
This holy shortcut is:
⌃ + ⇧ + ⏏ (Control + Shift + Eject)
On Macs without an Eject key you can use the power button in the shortcut instead.
You have to enable »Require Password immediately after sleep or screen saver begins« in the System Preferences -> Security to make this truly lock your screen.
There are probably many other shortcuts in Mac OS I don’t know. If you have any hints where to get a complete list, please let me know!
Change Lock Screen Mac Os X
High Sierra Update
With macOS 10.13 there is now a dedicated screen lock feature which can be invoked with this new shortcut:
Disable Screen Lock Mac Os X
⌃ + ⌘ + Q (Control + Command + Q)
Macbook Lock Screen
Lock Screen For Mac Os X 10.10
- In Mac OS X terminology this shortcut puts the display immediately to sleep.
- A website listing this and other shortcuts can be found here