27 June, 2011

Lock Screen 2

Available on the Mac App Store


v2.0.4 will available to update soon

Frequently Asked Questions

1.If I forgot the passpattern what can I do ?
Open Finder and  go to /Users/<yourname>/Library/Preferences

Find "th.co.idevelop.lockscreenapp2.plist" and delete it.
That's it.  Now you can set new passpattern again.
(PS. If you are using Lion that files will be hidden by default)

2.If I turn on"Open at Login" & "Lock Screen at Open" option but can't remember my passpattern what can I do ?
Follow this step to  start up into Safe Mode http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455
Once you can start up into Safe Mode, Open Finder and  go to /Users/<yourname>/Library/Preferences Find "th.co.idevelop.lockscreenapp2.plist" and delete it.


3.After sleep and wake up, I can't slide to unlock any more?
This problems has been fixed in 2.0.3. In the older version please make sure that you did not turn on "require password after sleep" (locate in System Preferences -> Security). If you still have a problem it seems to occur because our application loses focus. You can fix by move your mouse and click somewhere in the lockscreen and try slide to unlock again.

4. How can I turn off only display after lock ?
Display sleep will still be controlled by Energy Saver located in System Preferences

5.Why can't I use trackpad to unlock?
First you must enable this option in Preferences->Experimental and please make sure that your trackpad support Multi-Touch trackpad. If your machines models are 2009 or later,  they can support Multi-Touch trackpad. Models that are prior than 2009 may not be unlocked by trackpad in this version.

6.Why this program use a lot memory in some situation ?
This is a known bug and has been fixed in v2.0.1

7.Why can't I open preferences? 
This problem has been fixed in v2.0.1. In the v.2.0.0 this problem is mainly caused by missing font Arial Unicode MS in your system. Please download the font from this link http://lockscreenapp.com/download/font.ttf  Open files and then click install font

8.Why Lock Screen 2 release as a new application instead of an update?
Briefly is because Apple took almost 2 months to review and still don't approve our update version. Please see more detail at http://lockscreenapplication.blogspot.com/2011/06/lock-screen-2-info-release-date.html

60 comments:

  1. Really nice application. Thank you very much. i have been looking for such a security system and you made it !! Thank you very much. i hope this is gonna work with Lion as well. By the way I just left a nice comment for you in the App Store :)

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  2. great !
    thanks for this, very cool app !

    not worth on my macmini, but it's very nice lookin' !

    Sebastien

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  3. Great app!

    Two comments:

    - Any chance to have user's password to unlock?
    - On this site there's a typo in the company name: iDevevelop Co., Ltd. instead of iDevelop Co., Ltd

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  4. Hi, Memph
    We'll consider normal password in next release and thank you very much for typo information

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  5. Just a suggest, let us choose to use the wallpaper that is on the desktop instead of choosing ourself. It will be great if we can make use of the random wallpaper and auto changing wallpaper.

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  6. A hint on the unlock problems: sometimes the lockscreen app is not in focus, so I had to 'switch' to it either via Command-Tab or mouse click on the screen.

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  7. "I am using Lion, (GM release) and notice that the lock screen will not scale (size) to the correct size. It shows a much smaller image on left bottom corner."

    Same thing happening on Lion GM for me too. Please check this out and fix before Lion comes out later this month as i love this program and its obviously popular with everyone else!

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  8. +1 for password lock with the next update

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  9. please add the possibility to slide then enter a password to unlock (like on the iphone) it could be very interesting for users

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  10. I use my laptop on the go alot, so when I get home and plug it into my monitor while asleep, when the computer is woken up, whether I have plugged it in or taken it out, it is stretched to the previous main monitors resolution. The Passkeys dont work that well, but other than that, It is a very good app that I wish I could have made!

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  11. Does this support dual monitors? I would like the lock screen to show up on my big external monitor and blank my mbp monitor. Love the app haven't had any issues at all :) works great!

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  12. Yes, password lock and support dual monitors please...

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  13. 30 seconds autolock...


    hi, i've installed lockscreen 2.0.2 app and when i'm idle for 30seconds, the program autolook's my computer.

    I've tried to change the autolock setting from "Never Lock" to "2 hours" but nothing happens, if I have the program opened, it's automatic locks after 30seconds...

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  14. We got report of 30 seconds autolock from many users that download our application outside the mac app store.

    Downloading our application outside the mac app store contain malicious code that make our application work abnormally and may cause damage to your computers.

    If you want to use our software please make sure to download from the mac app store in the link below
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lock-screen-2/id445423011?ls=1&mt=12

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  15. Oh thanks!, I have to recognize that I have installed LockScreen from other source to try it before to buy.

    Now that I've tried and that the 30seconds issue it's only for my 'malicious' version, I'm going to buy it!! :-D

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  16. With this latest update, the trackpad unlock is very juddery and slow for me on my 2011 macbook pro! The keyboard passpattern works fine, but the trackpad is very slow which is unfortunate as I much prefer using the trackpad to the keyboard. However I do agree that being able to use user passwords to login would be a great addition!

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  17. i have a problem for this app, it keeps auto-lock in 30sec even though i choose never lock or other options.. how ca i fix this problem? thanks (:

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    1. i am getting the exact same problem...do you know a solution?? tnx!

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  18. Hello there.. I recently bought your app and i can't get rid the bottom right ad even though i selected various other wallpapers.. Any solution?

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  19. when i go to preferences on your app it tells my to slide the current pass pattern but i dont remember it. i tried deleting the app and re installing it but when i go to preferences it still says the same thing.

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  20. Hi, have been quite impressed by this application. However, it seems that each time I switch on my laptop I lose the Lock/Unlock sounds, and have to re-engage them again. I'm using the iPhone sounds from the website, so I'm confused as to why this is happening.

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  21. I would like a normal password too please... the keyboard gestures don't work well with a keyboard protection cover ...

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  22. Please add a user preference to require the user to type the system password after swiping trackpad to unlock. That would take this app from good to awesome.

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  23. I like the convenience of locking the computer with a keystroke, but this app doesn't make your computer secure at all! You need to add an option to allow for a password challenge after sliding to unlock... a 2 year old could hack my computer by randomly sliding their fingers aver the keyboard/trackpad... just like iOS devices have an option to prompt for a passcode/password after swipe this app needs the same or it's useless for securing your computer.

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  24. good app but so fucking annoying when you unlock it, the computer goes back to sleep straight afterwards. can you please fix this fucking gimp bug. cheers

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  25. Why the lockscreen will lock automatically after my computer inactive for 30 secs? Although I had set the auto lock to "Never".

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  26. Its a really nice application which emulates the lock functionality of the iOS nicely.

    It could be nice if the program could set the same wallpaper as the one I have in the desktop (I can't set it manually since I set it to change randomly).

    Also a magic mouse support would be awesome.

    :3

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  27. -Add password protection

    -Magic Mouser support.

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  28. I've been able to add a password. I'm not using sliding.

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  29. If you have good typing speed with both hands, you can create a password and use it. It's really protective.

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  30. i wish the app had the lock and unlock sounds like on the phone

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  31. Great app! However, would be grand if it worked along side of Caffeine. So when I select to not have my screen sleep, it doesn't lock either.

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  32. its really nice but I think it will be much more perfect if I can slide to unlock by my magic mouse also as the keyboard gestures not working very well with a keyboard protection cover.

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  33. Hi Eeman. How did you manage to add a password?
    Thx

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  34. When I'm looking at a movie through Mplayer the lock stays active and blocks the film after the idle time I set up. This should not occur, like screensaver it should not get actve while looking fullscreen movies.

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  35. Music controles would be very nice. I wouldn't get so distracted when I'm doing my work, but it would be nice to be able to visually manage my music and skip songs when it's locked, in stead of only using the controlkeys on my keyboard. nevertheless it's seriously a nice addition to my Mac. Thanks!

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  36. i have a problem with the program, every time i want to take the letters and enable the trackpad to unlock it doesn't work.

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  37. You can search for lock.caf and unlock.caf then you'll have iPhone sounds.
    The only problem is that it keeps auto locking even though this option is set on 'Never'

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  38. What do i do if i forget my passpattern?

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  39. I can't seem to delete one of the hot keys I set -- how can I do this?

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  40. i found a bug in the app after locking and then unlocking my itunes controls are disabled only when i quit or go to safari and then get to itunes the app my itunes contols get back to normal they should fix this quick!!!!

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  41. Does anyone else have issues with the application making the display on their computer too big for the screen?

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  42. It'll be nice, if adding some more features, such as lock/unlock in dependence of discovering specific iPhone in range. (like AirLock from TheM.H.A. used to be)

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  43. I love this app. My only complaint is that every time I unlock, within 10 seconds my computer goes to sleep. I cannot wake from trackpad, I have to bang on my space bar for the computer to wake back up. Suggestions?

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  44. !!!! THIS DOES NOT WORK!!!!

    3.After sleep and wake up, I can't slide to unlock any more?
    This problems has been fixed in 2.0.3. In the older version please make sure that you did not turn on "require password after sleep" (locate in System Preferences -> Security). If you still have a problem it seems to occur because our application loses focus. You can fix by move your mouse and click somewhere in the lockscreen and try slide to unlock again.

    !!!! PLEASE ADVICE !!!

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  46. I still have this "After sleep and wake up, I can't slide to unlock any more" problem even if "require password after sleep" is off and i'm using 2.0.3.
    Please investigate this and fix for 2.0.4, it now is little less usable for me.

    Rudi

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  47. Why does it also activate while watching youtube videos or watching movies in quicktime or divx?
    Thanks for Help!

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  48. Yah, excuse me, but every 10 seconds if I don't touch the computer, it goes back to lock screen. I changed it in the preferences to NEVER LOCK, and it doesn't work....help anyone?

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  49. Hello.

    I like you app very much, but after installing it my screensaver suddenly goes on while I am working on my MAC. It happens quite often and is quite irritating. I have tried to change screensaver settings + lock screen settings but no luck.

    Anyone familier with this issue?

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  50. guys why don't you just set the unlock pattern AS your password? that way only really good typer's could unlock the laptop, eliminating 2 year olds hacking it, and then the actual pattern IS the password

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  51. It always locks after 30 seconds. PLEASE FIX THIS!

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  52. Shaminder Pal SinghOctober 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    I beleive the answer to FAQ no.4 should be to press the keyboard shortcut i.e. ctrl+shift+eject keys.

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  53. how do i keep it from kicking in while watching fullscreen videos?

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  54. When I manually lock and then slide to open it just opens without asking for anything to enter to unlock it. Is it how it should be? If yes, the app does not make any sense. Or I might be doing something wrong. I did setup a pass code, but it does not ask for one when I slide it. Any advise? Thanks

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  55. When I try to open my preferences it doesn't work because it says 'Slide your current passpattern" but I dont have one? I only use my trackpad. How do i fix this?

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  56. Hi, My school MCCHS Gave me a Mac book pro and I put lockscreen 1 On it but now I forgot my Passpattern also I put it on "Lock Screen at Open"

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  57. Is there a setting that changes the focus back to the app that was open when locked? I always find myself typing and nothing happening.

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  58. Hi! What happened to your app guys!! I can't find it anywhere!!

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