Fast OSX Screen Lock

January 22, 2016

The fastest way to lock your screen a modern Mac is to use the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Power 1.

Using an external PC keyboard is a more tricky because it probably won’t have either a power or eject button. To get one working, install Karabiner and remap Pause/Break to Power:

Karabiner settings

Ctrl + Shift + Break will now trigger the lock.

1Power used to be Eject, but then Macs started shipping without optical drives.

Fast OSX Screen Lock was published on January 22, 2016.

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