Being in the IT world for the past 8 years, I’ve tried to form a good habit of locking my computer when I step away. This is particularly true if I am in a public area, like a coffee shop, and want to step away to order another coffee or use the bathroom, etc.

Windows operating system has always had a lock-desktop feature at least since I can remember (correct me if I am wrong. :)) However, as my website might indicate, I am also a Mac user and as far as I can remember, Mac’s never had such a feature to lock the desktop. The closest thing you could find was to enable to screen saver with a hot-corner and then require a password to come out of a screen saver. However, as of recent, I found a short cut key on how to lock your Mac easily. The key command is:


This is a quick and easy way to lock your Mac when you walk away. Don’t walk away from your computer and let anyone access it because you didn’t lock it. I wish I could remember where I found them, so I could thank them.