On Windows, it’s simple. WinKey + L is all you need to prevent unscrupulous people from taking over your computer when you’re away.
On a Mac, however, the lock feature is hidden within a utility called Keychain Access. Besides being able to lock your screen, Keychain also stores passwords that you use on the computer and online. To enable screen locking:
- Navigate to Keychain Access (Cmd+Space and typing in Keychain should do the trick)
- Go to Preferences,
- In the General Tab, check “Show keychain status in menu bar”. When that is done you should see a lock symbol in your menu bar, like this:
- Click the lock icon, then click Lock Screen. That’s all!