The Fastest Way to Lock your Screen on Your Non-Touch Bar Mac

John John (304)
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The obvious way to lock your computer is to log out, but logging in and out is excessive and time consuming.

The easiest way protect your work is to lock your screen with a password whenever the screen saver starts. Then configure a shortcut to start the screen saver. This guide will walk you through this process step by step.

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Configure your Mac to require a password when the screen saver begins

Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy.

Make sure "Require password" is checked and the dropdown says "immediately".

Ctrl + Shift + Eject is the keyboard shortcut to lock the screen. This will require a password whenever the screen is unlocked.

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Change your Mac's appearance to light, dark, or auto.
1 minute

One of the great features of macOS Yosemite and later is Mac user's ability to change the default Light appearance of Macs to Dark Mode.