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Equivalent of Win-L on Mac

What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Win + L command for locking the screen?

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marked as duplicate by Arjan, Ivo Flipse Feb 1 '10 at 12:49

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This has been partially answered in these 2 questions: superuser.com/questions/78222/applescript-to-lock-the-screen and superuser.com/questions/22155/…. Basically, there is no such key command equivalent. –  alex Feb 1 '10 at 11:41
Duplicate of "Equivalent of Win-L on Mac" at superuser.com/questions/19974/equivalent-of-win-l-on-mac (It's quite easy using the new "Service" Automator workflow in Snow Leopard.) –  Arjan Feb 1 '10 at 12:39

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Okay, one solution: (1) System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver: set up a sleep corner for your screen saver (2) System Preferences -> Security: enable immediate password protection for your screen saver

Why step #2 isn't referenced from step #1 is beyond me.

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10.6 has better means than this. See the duplicate. –  Arjan Feb 1 '10 at 12:39

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