To lock your Mac's screen, simultaneously press the following keys: Control + Shift + Eject. If you have a newer Mac that doesn't have an optical drive (and thus has no eject key on the keyboard, such as the Retina MacBook Pro), the command is Control + Shift + Power.
How do I get my Mac keyboard to light up?
To set your keyboard brightness to adjust automatically:
- From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences and then click on Keyboard.
- Select the "Adjust keyboard brightness in low light" checkbox.
How do I pair my keyboard to my Mac?
Hold down the Shift and Option keys ('Alt' on some keyboards) and at the same time click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar. Once the menu is showing, release the keys. From the Bluetooth menu, choose Debug > Remove All Devices. Reboot your Mac, then setup your keyboard and/or mouse as normal.
- Windows-L. Hit the Windows key and the L key on your keyboard. Keyboard shortcut for the lock!
- Ctrl-Alt-Del. Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
- Start button. Tap or click the Start button in the bottom-left corner.
- Auto lock via screen saver. You can set your PC to lock automatically when the screen saver pops up.
To do so, select System Preferences from the Apple menu, then navigate to Security & Privacy > General. Check "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins." You'll want to make it so your Mac locks on command, so set the drop-down menu to "immediately." You can also set your password here.
According to The Verge's Dieter Bohn, the new MacBook Pro now automatically powers on when you open it. And when you want to turn it off, you just hold down the Touch ID button found at the rightmost side of the Touch Bar. So technically, Touch ID is the power button.
Go to the ? Apple menu and choose “System Preferences” and then go to “Keyboard” Under the “Keyboard” tab choose “Customize Control Strip” Expand the Touch Bar and then drag the “Screen Lock” button into the touch bar screen (drag it down off the Mac display and it will pop up on the Touch Bar)
When you return to your Mac, enter your login name and password to continue working.
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then click General.
- Select “Require password… after sleep or screen saver begins.”
- Click the pop-up menu and choose the time that passes before a password is required.
To put your Mac to sleep immediately, do one of the following:
- Choose Apple (?) menu > Sleep.
- If you use a Mac notebook computer, close its built-in display.
- Press Command (?)–Media Eject (?).*
- Tap the power button on your computer.*
To lock your computer:
- Press the Win+L key combination on the computer keyboard (Win is the Windows key, shown in this figure). Windows key features the Windows logo.
- Click the padlock button in the lower-right corner of the Start button menu (see this figure). Clicking the padlock icon locks your PC.
Unlike a PC, there is no Eject button on the CD drive of a Mac. Use one of these options to quickly and easily get your disc out. Step 1: Press the Eject button. Press the Media Eject button on the keyboard, located in the top row of keys.
Turn on fast user switching
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Users & Groups, then click Login Options.
- Click the lock icon to unlock it, then enter an administrator name and password.
- Select “Show fast user switching menu as,” then choose how the fast user switching menu looks in the menu bar.
First courses of action:
- Press and hold the eject key.
- Right click on the disc icon in Finder, or on your desktop, and select the “eject” option from the menu.
- Drag the disk icon to the Trash.
Mac OS X - Force Ejecting a CD
- Restart your computer, and hold down the mouse button. If you have a 2 button mouse, hold down the left click.
- If your computer has an eject key on the keyboard, restart the computer again, this time holding the eject key.
- Open a Terminal window and type in drutil tray eject.
Always eject a device in one of these ways:
- CTRL- or RIGHT-click on the device and select Eject from the context menu.
- Select the device's Desktop icon and drag it to the Trash.
- Select the device then select Eject from the Finder's File menu.
- Select the device then press COMMAND-E.
Click on the Finder icon at the bottom left of the screen (the left most icon on the Dock). 2. Eject external hard drives, memory cards and more by clicking on the Eject icon next to the name of the device in the Finder window. Look on the left side.
Restart the machine holding down the (left, or only) mouse button. After that, an icon will appear on the top menu bar on the right hand side that allows ejecting of discs. 3. Open Applications -> iTunes, and select the eject disc icon on its window.
Drag the CD/DVD icon to the Trash, reboot the Mac and hold down the mouse button, or the "Eject" button on your keyboard. 2. Launch Apple's Disk Utility application, select the stuck CD/DVD and hit the "Eject" button. If none of these solution works, there's a pretty good chance that there's a hardware problem.
For the MacBook Air that does not have an eject button on the keyboard, open Finder and on the left side of the window underneath "Devices" you can select to eject the disc.
Hold down F12 as you restart the computer until the CD ejects itself. Hold down the left mouse button as you restart the computer until the CD ejects itself.
Choose what happens when you insert a CD or DVD
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click CDs & DVDs. (If you don't have an optical drive built into or connected to your Mac, CDs & DVDs preferences aren't available.)
- Use the pop-up menus to choose an action for the type of inserted discs.
- Shut down your Mac.
- Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (?), Option, P, and R.
- Turn on your Mac.
- Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound.
- Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for a second time.