September 18, 2007

Lock Screen on Mac OS X using keyboard shortcut.

1. Download "Global Hotkey"
2. Create a folder "Global Hotkey" and copy contents of downloaded DMG to that.
3. In a terminal do:
cd "/Applications/Global Hotkey"
ln -s /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app "command f10"
4. Make sure Screensaver is set to prompt for password (you may need to relog for this to take effect)
5. Preferences -> Accounts -> -> Login Items : Add "Global Hotkey.app"
6. Launch the app as well
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