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I have no impulse control, and there are times when I want to lock up my machine for a couple of hours yet leave the background server processes running. Does anyone know of an app similar to a password controlled screen saver, but it would allow you to lock up your machine for x number of hours, and the only way to break out would be to reboot? Laurel "slave to bandwidth" Thomason...

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    Default wanted: the cruel screensaver

    I have no impulse control, and there are times when I want to lock up
    my machine for a couple of hours yet leave the background server
    processes running.

    Does anyone know of an app similar to a password controlled screen
    saver, but it would allow you to lock up your machine for x number of
    hours, and the only way to break out would be to reboot?

    Laurel "slave to bandwidth" Thomason
    Laurel Thomason Guest

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    Default Re: wanted: the cruel screensaver

    Entity Laurel Thomason spoke thus:
    > I want to lock up
    > my machine for a couple of hours yet leave the background server
    > processes running.
    Applescript:

    set previousState to do shell script "defaults -currentHost read
    com.apple.screensaver askForPassword "
    do shell script "defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver
    askForPassword 1"
    tell application "ScreenSaverEngine" to run
    do shell script "defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver
    askForPassword " & previousState

    --Gnarlie

    Gnarlodious Guest

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