I often want to password lock my screen, but not log out. OK, I can set the security preferences to lock the screen when the screen saver kicks in, but I don’t want to do that every time the screen saver kicks in.
Thanks to FourOhFour on #macintosh, I have a solution.
Open Keychain Access, open Preferences and check “Show Status in Menu”
You’ll now have a little lock icon in the menu which you can select “Lock Screen” from!
Updated: I have added a screencast to show how to set this up. Watch