LockTight
LockTight 0.1.1
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One keystroke screen locker.   Free
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LockTight... When people switch to the Mac, they often look for a one-keystroke or one-key-combo screen locker.

And they're often disappointed to find that the operating system only provides a two-click solution: add the Keychain Access menu item to the menubar, and then use Lock Screen.

So in came Menno Pieters, who built LockTight from Raging Menace's SleepTight code.

But it doesn't work under Mac OS X for Intel-based hardware. Until now... because I got frustrated with myself for not having done it earlier. Presenting the Intel-compatible re-compile of
What's New
Version 0.1.1:
  • Recompiled for Snow Leopard.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later






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Arnoudb reviewed on 30 Aug 2012
Still working well in Mountain Lion. Haven't found an alternative that's as easy to use and as reliable.

Only downside is that the System Prefs need to be restarted when configuring it, but you only have to do that once.
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Darth Brooks commented on 02 Mar 2009
So where's the PPC version?
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makai reviewed on 02 Mar 2009
Thank you!!
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alas! commented on 02 Mar 2009
Well, I don't get it. I set a key combo and it triggers a screen saver but doing a mouse click or pressing any key stops screen saver and returns one to desktop. Nothing at all is locked. What's the benefit to this? Am I missing something here?
[Version 0.1]

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Aeschylus replied on 02 Mar 2009
There is one more thing you need to do to make this work. In the System Preferences under Security, check the box that says "Require password to wake from sleep... "

This way, you'll need to enter a password every time the screensaver is activated.

This is a very useful program.
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alas! replied on 02 Mar 2009
I did check that box in System Prefs/Security but neither screen nor screensaver locks.
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jsuplido replied on 02 Mar 2009
CYBORG9, try to check and uncheck "Require password to wake..." That made LockTight work for me.
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alas! replied on 03 Mar 2009
Ok, I checked and unchecked "Require Password etc. a number of times and that kick started it.
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smart91 replied on 20 Jun 2009
Since you have to activate the Password request when exiting from screen-saver or stop mode, you can just use the Mac OS X's integrated keystroke for Quick stop mode (command-option-eject)... It works just fine... And you don't need to load extra-programs in RAM so you save processor cycles and memory...
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Downloads:7,660
Version Downloads:6,830
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:31 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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LockTight... When people switch to the Mac, they often look for a one-keystroke or one-key-combo screen locker.

And they're often disappointed to find that the operating system only provides a two-click solution: add the Keychain Access menu item to the menubar, and then use Lock Screen.

So in came Menno Pieters, who built LockTight from Raging Menace's SleepTight code.

But it doesn't work under Mac OS X for Intel-based hardware. Until now... because I got frustrated with myself for not having done it earlier. Presenting the Intel-compatible re-compile of LockTight.


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