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Mac convert tip #4: Locking your Mac

I went to university with a mischievous group of friends. You were asking for trouble if you left your computer unattended and unlocked. Someone was guaranteed to have reconfigured your system to cause the chaos possible. Some classics included: setting the volume controls to maximum (often accompanied by adding embarrassingly inappropriate sounds to system events); setting the mouse double-click speed to maximum making it impossible to open applications; or setting the mouse acceleration to warp speed on one axis and a snail’s pace on the other — try accurately positioning your pointer with that setup. I quickly learnt to always...