Use bikeshare to get around? Make sure there are always docks where you’re going, and bikes when you’re leaving, with
One of the very few things I enjoy about using Windows is the easy ability to lock your computer with the simple key command windows-l. Macs don’t have anything so simple, except to use your mouse (ugh!) and hot corners (ugh! ugh!).
On my personal Mac, this bugged me enough that I wrote an AppleScript that essentially looked through available menu bar items until it found “Lock Screen”, and then executed it. I then added the script to LaunchBar, so I could do it by simply pressing ctrl-space then l.
I just got a new computer for work, and didn’t want to rewrite that annoying script, which even before was a workaround at best.
Instead, I found that LaunchBar has a “start screen saver” command. I assigned to it the abbreviation “lock”, so now I can easily start the screen saver (which I configured to require a password immediately), and the screen gets locked.