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locking the screen manually
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Jul 6, 2000, 01:16 PM

i was wondering if anyone knows of any way to manually lock the screen under OS9. i would like to be able to lock the screen when i leave the room, but do not necessarily want to logout, b/c i want to keep certain applications open and working (servers, etc.) while i am away but do not want people snooping.

also is there a way to blank the screen when the computer screen is locked?

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Jul 6, 2000, 02:05 PM
There is a freeware screensaver-type utility called MacDim that has password protection. I don't know how secure it is, but it will at least deter snoopers. Check for it at download.com, I think you can find it there. You don't have to invoke screensavers if you don't want, and a hot key will "sleep" your screen. It's cool .
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Jul 6, 2000, 08:27 PM
MacArmyKnife also does this. Im not sure of its address...
Search for it and you'll find it.

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