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Salute... Simply press control-command-delete, and then return, and your screen saver is invoked. If you have turned on locking of your screen saver, you won't be allowed back in until you type in your correct password. Salute simply activates the screen saver or login window.

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • Fast user switch to the Login Window. Instead of activating the screen saver, you can have Salute switch to the Login Window. This doesn't log you out, and doesn't require that you turn on fast user switching. Also, the option to exit to login window during sleep and timeout after 5 minutes.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Negritude Member IconComment+1082

The developer is AWOL and the download link doesn't work. However, you can still find the program here:


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Version 2.1
Makai Member IconReview+18

The ability to switch to the user login screen is very welcome. Used to implement this behavior with Winswitch but that has been abandoned long time ago. And no luck when trying to set this up from the Shortcuts definitions in Apple's "Keyboards" pref pane

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Version 2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Fantastic. Now I can use all my corners for other things. Thanks!

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview


Can you make this put Mac to Sleep?

How about entering a letter to invoke specific command?


Maybe a different app?

Anyway, Thanx

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon

Control-Power or Control-Eject or Control-hold F12 (on keyboards without a power or eject key) then 's' will sleep your Mac.

Anonymous Member Icon

Again, cool.

I can't help feel a trifle more motivated to learn more keyboard shortcuts, now that I've had my complacency 'adjusted'. ;-)

Brandon Bielstein Member IconReview+0
Brandon Bielstein

Very nicely done! Is a great screen saver activator, but the useful part is the easy way to get to activity monitor and terminal. Great for those apps that just wont force quit and need a little terminal or activity monitor..ing.. ;-)

I look forward to seeing this improve. Good start.

Only improvement i would like to see now would be hotkeys within the Salute to activate more than just Screen Saver. For example....right now you can press CTRL+APPLE+DEL and then RETURN to enter screen saver. So how about take it a step further. Once in the menu, maybe T for terminal and A for activity monitor? That would be handy.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 4,507
Version Downloads 1,559
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 02 Jan 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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