Monday, December 1, 2014

Is there a shortcut which invokes the “Login Window…” on MAC ? - NO

I got tired of clicking on "Login Windows..." on my mac when I want to lock my logged user account. I discovered a solution to create a easy shortcut command to solve this problem. If you also want to give it a try, you can :)
  • Start Applications » Automator
  • Select "Service" for the template of the new Automator workflow
  • In the top of the right pane, select "Service receives no input in any application"
  • Drag action "Run Shell Script" from the left pane into the workflow on the right pane
  • Leave Shell at its default "/bin/bash", and replace the default command cat with the following, without any line breaks:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/ -suspend
  • Optional: click the Run button to test
  • Hit Cmd-S to save. The name you type will be the name in the Services menu. The workflow will be saved in ~/Library/Services.
Fast User Switching in Automator
To assign a keyboard shortcut, in 10.6:
  • Open System Preferences » Keyboard » pane Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Select "Services" in the left pane
  • Scroll down to General in the right pane
  • Double-click to the right of the Automator workflow you just created
  • Press the keys you want to use, and switch panes to ensure the new shortcut is saved.
For details please click here.