How to fade out and lock your Mac’s screen
Sometimes we could need to hide our Mac’s screen content to avoid some snoopers around you. This is wanted because you need your own privacy about your stuffs on your Mac even at your home or at your office workspace . Then, I want to teach you how to fade out and lock your Mac’s screen when you leave it alone for a while.
How to fade out and lock your Mac’s screen… keep your Mac safe from snoopers
If you are at your office workplace and you are answering a long phone-call, it is probably that you will get distracted for a long, and sure your sight will be set on outdoor city-life through windows. Then, your Mac’s screen private content will be showed to everyone. Do you want to avoid this issue? Ok, you will need to learn an easy and fast shortcut to fade out your Mac’s screen quickly.
This is the shortcut which will set you Mac’s screen on black… fade it out!
Good, your screen now is set on black and your Mac is quietly resting but… if you leave your workplace for a while… will your Mac be safe? Do you feel quiet while you are away from your Mac? Maybe you need to lock it to keep it from other snoopers. Because fading the screen out to black is not a locked mode for a Mac.
To lock your Mac with your administrator password, you need to set it on system preferences.
Open System Preferences and click on “Privacy and Security”
Now, do click on ‘General’ tab (first one)
You must to do click on “Ask for password” checkbox. And set “immediately” among all options.
Now, maybe you need to unlock the small padlock at left-down window’s side to allow changes. Do click on it and password required dialog box will be prompted. Type your password and hit enter key.
Now you can add and show your own message to everybody who gets your locked screen.
Do click on “Show a message on locked screen” checkbox. Now, you should write your own message by clicking on “Define message” button.
That’s all. Now your Mac will keep locked after set on black screen. This is the process… you hit the shortcut, screen fades out to black, if anyone access to your Mac a password required dialog box will be prompted. If it is not you, your Mac will be safe and protected. If it is you, type your password and hit ‘enter’…. and go back to work.