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Keychain information, tips and tricks

Keychain information, tips and tricks

Here are some interesting and useful Keychain information, tips and tricks:


Apple Mac Lock Screen

Here’s some nifty keychain information including a tip or trick regarding locking your screen using Keychain status menu bar item. A really nifty way to lock a Mac’s screen is to append your Keychain status to the menu bar in OS X. Here are simple and easy steps on how to successfully set this up:


  1. Launch Keychain Access app found in the Utilities folder or press shift/cmd/U in the Finder
  2. Choose Keychain Preferences via the Keychain Access menu, next to the Apple menu
  3. Check the ‘Show keychain status in menu bar’ under the General tab
  4. A black padlock icon now appears in the main menu bar near the Wi-Fi menu which you can click on and choose to “Lock Screen”

The screen is unlocked after entering your account password.


What is the keychain?

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The keychain in Mac OS X is Apple’s password management system. A keychain can store all your passwords for applications, servers, and websites, or even sensitive information unrelated to your computer, such as credit card numbers or personal identification numbers (PINs)  for bank accounts.

Do you have a Keychain problem?

Keychain problems appear if a mismatch in user login passwords and stored keychain password occurs.  If you encounter issues with Keychain Access here is a great source of information at the Apple Support site. If you need help with any Mac OSX related problem MacEmergency are available to advise and assist you:

08448 121 999

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