Finally the shortcut key is back for password lock on the device.
The last few releases for 5.0 took this functionality away, which was very disappointing (as was for others per the posts on this subject).
Here's how the different lock functions work for this release:
- Shoulder button lock: Turns off the screen and locks the keyboard. Display will light when any number or menu button is depressed with hint on how to unlock. Pressing shoulder button again will unlock the keyboard (no password required)
- Password Lock (using "k" shortcut): Turns off the screen and locks the keyboard. Pressing any key will start password entry. Pressing a menu key will prompt you for Unlock/EmergencyCall/Cancel.
(Note shortcut keys are only available if you turn off Dial from Home Screen under Phone General Options)