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Lock system command very slow on High Sierra

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After upgrade to High Sierra, "lock" system operation is very slow.

I've seen some information that other tools are having issues as well due to "enhancements" in High Sierra to certains aspects of the system, such as lock screen, screensaver and kernel extensions.


Anyways, the Ctrl+Cmd+Q global shortcut introduced in High Sierra is blazing fast, while the "Lock" System command in Alfred 3.5.1 is slow (takes several seconds).

My immediate workaround is having a workflow that binds to "lock" keyword and triggers apple script that tells System Events a Ctril+Cmd+Q key combination has been used. This works like a charm but would be great if "native" lock command implementation was fast on High Sierra, just like it was in Sierra.


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@AlexejK Welcome to the forum :)


Please make sure you search the forum before creating a new post, as this is a very active community, so you'll often find that things like this are already discussed somewhere. For example, this issue is discussed here, and Andrew provided a workflow-based solution for the time being. 




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Sorry I actually DID search for "lock" and "lock screen" and nothing came up :o Maybe it was "Search this forum" that was the problem?

Results were empty, and now if i search for e.g "lock" - only my post comes up. Maybe I should've searched not only bug reports but all forums - my mistake there anyways.


Anyways, I still think this is worth having this specifically as a bug report as i do believe it's a bug/regression and have it tracked as something either investigated or worked on, unless there is a public issue tracker available.



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