Maccast 2008.04.17

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 223. iPhone 2.0 analysis triggers speculation. iPhone 3G Chipset revealed? Apple releases Pro applications update. Apple beefs up new legal team. Company offers OS X compatible clones. Apple confirms graphics glitches in notebooks. US Apple shipment rise, while PCs fall. Removing Files from Old TimeMachine Backups. Review: Audioengine W1. Some other ways to use Windows browsers on a Mac. Use your Mac as a WiFi hotspot. Too many Airports can be confusing. My thoughts on FileVault. Enable menu bar item to screenlock your Mac. How can I use Apple TV with Standard def TV?

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  1. Tony Sharman | Apr 18 2008 - 03:54

    There are two additional ways to immediately lock the screen.

    1. In Security preferences set “require password to wake”. In the Desktop preferences, set a hot corner for the screen saver. Then all you need to do is to move the cursor to the screen saver activation corner.

    2. In the Login Options of the Accounts preferences enable fast user switching. Then you can switch immediately to the the Login Window from the account name in the menu bar.

  2. Kevin | Apr 18 2008 - 06:58

    I am in the middle of listening to the podcast, and came on to post about the locking feature (recent Windows switcher here too) with Hot Corner. I always used to use Windows Key L on my Windows machine to lock it, and now I just use Hot Corner with a password protected screensaver.

  3. Matt Large | Apr 19 2008 - 02:45

    Wow, I came here to post exactly the same idea as you guys. I love hot corners and it’s the one thing I add to every Windoze machine I am forced to use at work. I always have the top right as screensaver on and top left as prevent screensaver.

    The only really annoying thing I find is that if you watch a vide full screen and then park the mouse top left (or move it if pre-parked then re-park it) the menu bar appears and will not go away.

    — Matt

  4. subcorpus | Apr 24 2008 - 11:59

    hello …
    just wanted to put in a quick note to say that i’ve been listening to the show for past few months and the show rocks …
    also wanted to let you know that i’ve not been able to download the latest show …
    it shows up on my itunes feed … and it says it has completed download …
    but when i try to listen … its only the first 15 mins or so …
    i tried twice … and with its the same …
    so gotta have to download the show manually this time …
    anyways … good show … and keep it up …
    appreciated …

  5. Simon | Apr 25 2008 - 10:24

    I also use the hot corners approach to locking my Mac screen, but it doesn’t always work for some reason (on my aging PowerBook, sometimes the screensaver just won’t come on). Thanks very much for the tip about the Keychain menubar item!

  6. Wabash Sphinx | Apr 27 2008 - 12:12

    At work, we’ve been required to set security at “require password to wake” option. I stumbled across the solution others have mentioned, too, but activated it under the Dashboard & Expose tab. It’s the same hot corners, but I think of it as an extension of expose rather than a screensaver function. Obviously, then the F key options work as alternatives.