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How can you lock start the screen-saver in OS X with a keyboard shortcut?

How can you lock start the screen-saver in OS X with a keyboard shortcut?

I want to be able to lock the screen quickly, and and the hot-corner thing is slow and tricky.

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Guest [Entry]

"Control-shift-eject (or control-shift-power) puts displays to sleep and option-command-eject (or option-command-power) puts a Mac to sleep. Both lock the Mac if this option is selected:

Another way to lock a Mac is to log out to the fast user switching screen. You can assign a keyboard shortcut for it with Alfred:

Or just assign a shortcut to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend."