Version: 0.1 || Release Date: 2009-01-17 || License: Freeware Developer: Menno Pieters | App Owner: logicx

OSX Screen Locker using custom key-combo

Install this Preference Panel application and you can configure a key combo (similar to Windows+L to lock in windows) which will lock the screen.

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This function is already in OS X.

In Applications folder, open Utilities folder. Open Keychain Access app.

In Keychain Access menu, select Preferences. In General tab, click "Show keychain status in menu bar". Padlock icon appears in menu bar, shows whether login keychain is locked. (You can quit Keychain Access now.)

Click padlock icon, drop down menu appears. Click "Lock Screen". Screensaver appears.

Touch any key, login box appears. Enter login password to unlock screen.

Just what I have been looking for. Nothing fancy, nothing extra, just the ability to invoke the Apple OSX screensaver with a couple of keystrokes. Great stuff!

Simple and to the point. I like that I could assign the key combination CTRL+ALT+DEL, the same I use on Windows. Other similar apps I tried would not let me use the Delete button as part of the combo.

I used to use a custom Quicksilver action, but after a Leopard update it would always open two screensavers.

This is is a small tool that does what it is supposed to and it does it well. Lock your screen with a keystroke.