Section 1: Windows Machines
Section 1.1: Computer Lock via Keyboard Shortcut
Section 1.2: Computer Lock via Start Menu
Section 1.3: Computer Lock via Control-Alt-Delete
Section 1.4: Unlocking your Computer
Section 2: Macintosh
Section 2.1: Setting up Requirement for Screen Saver Password Lock
Section 2.2: Keyboard Shortcut for Screen Saver Password Lock
Section 2.3: Setting up and Using Hot Corners for Screen Saver Password Lock
Section 2.4: Unlocking your Macintosh
Section 1 of 2: Windows Machines
1) Keyboard Shortcut: Windows Key + L
1) Click the Windows Start Orb
2) Hover over the arrow to the right of "Shut Down"
3) Select "Lock"
3) Select "Lock this computer" from the Control-Alt-Delete screen
4) Unlocking your Computer
1) From the Locked Screen, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete
2) Enter your password and click Enter to log back in
Section 2 of 2: Macintosh
1) Setting up Screen Saver Password Lock:
In order for a Mac lock screen command to be effective, you’ll first need to configure System Preferences to require your user account password when unlocking or waking up.
1) Go to the following path: System Preferences > Security & Privacy
2) In the General Tab, check the box next to “Require Password”
3) Set an interval to immediate or 5 seconds
2) Keyboard Shortcut
For Mac computers that contain an Optical Drive, the command is: Control + Shift + Eject.
For Mac computers without an optical drive, the command is Control + Shift + Power.
3) Setting and using Hot Corners
1) Go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver
2) Click the Screen Saver tab
3) Ensure the screen saver is set to "Start after" 10 minutes or less
4) Click the "Hot Corners…" button
5) Set a corner to "Start Screen Saver"
6) Click the "OK" button
To use the Hot Corner to start your Screen Saver, move your cursor to that corner of your screen. The Screen Saver will start, effectively password locking your machine.
4) Unlocking your Macintosh
From the screen saver, move your cursor to prompt the login authentication to appear. Enter your password to login.