In the previous post, I mentioned how you can use the mouse to lock your Mac.
On Windows I can type Windows + L and lock my computer quickly. It would be nice to do the same on the Mac, right.
You can do that by setting up a trigger in Quicksilver. Neal has talked about Quicksilver and triggers.
If you are still not using Quicksilver, stop reading this blog and go download it right now.
Bring up Quicksilver (I have ctrl + Q setup to activate it, so I type ctrl + Q). Press Apple-' (Apple + single quote) to bring up the Triggers window.
Click on the + in the bottom to create a new trigger. Select Hotkey. Type a dot (period) and enter the following for "Select an Item":
Hit tab and leave the Action as "Open." Hit return to save.
Now we're ready to assign a keyboard shortcut/trigger. Double click on "None" for the trigger item you just added and type in your trigger key (for instance Alt and L).
Go ahead the try it out. Press Alt-L (or Option-L) and see if this bring up the screen saver. Of course, I generally like to password protect my computer when I walk away from it. Yes, it is a pain to enter the password several times a day, but that is less painful than compromising the computer.
You can ask your computer require password when you return. Under Security System Preferences (Alt + F4 and type Security and hit return) turn on the check box "Required password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver."