Padlock
Padlock 1.1.2
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Quickly lock your Mac.   Commercial ($2.99)
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Padlock is an application born of frustration. One thing that has always been missing from OS X is the ability to start your screensaver with a simple keyboard shortcut. Padlock solves this problem, and more.

Padlock allows you to lock your system in two different ways: starting the screensaver or putting the screen to sleep. Each of these locking methods has its own global shortcut, making it easy to choose the appropriate method for any given situation.

In addition, Padlock includes a Security Assistant that will check important locking related security settings
What's New
Version 1.1.2:
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Padlock to crash when the menu bar icon was hidden.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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timgrantham reviewed on 09 Jun 2012
ctrl + shift + eject

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Nice looking app though, but $2.99 for something already built into Lion....
[Version 1.1.2]

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Mizage Apps replied on 10 Jun 2012
Indeed "ctrl + shift + eject" will put the screen to sleep, but it's useless if you don't have your system setup to be secure. Padlock has a built in security audio to inform you of badly configured security settings and provide steps for fixing it.
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Mizage (developer) replied on 18 Jun 2012
Also, I just noticed the MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro Retina don't even have an eject key, so "ctrl + shift + eject" isn't even an option anymore.
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Downloads:9,127
Version Downloads:9,127
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Commercial
Date:09 Jun 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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Padlock is an application born of frustration. One thing that has always been missing from OS X is the ability to start your screensaver with a simple keyboard shortcut. Padlock solves this problem, and more.

Padlock allows you to lock your system in two different ways: starting the screensaver or putting the screen to sleep. Each of these locking methods has its own global shortcut, making it easy to choose the appropriate method for any given situation.

In addition, Padlock includes a Security Assistant that will check important locking related security settings and notify you of problems. If a problem is found, the Security Assistant will help you remedy it. After that, the Security Assistant will keep an eye on your settings in case something gets changed. If a problem is detected, Padlock will let you know!

Features:
  • Secure your Mac with a single keystroke
  • Security Assistant that provides advice on how to better secure your Mac
  • Monitoring of your security settings so you always know your Mac is secure
  • Two different ways of locking your Mac
  • User configurable global keyboard shortcuts


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