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Alex Hoffman is currently a high school English teacher in the New York City public schools. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. (Sept 2003)

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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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