A question about Password Hints

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CaptainRon19, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    Okay, here is my issue. First of all, how do I get my password hint to show up from the screensaver login/password prompt? I have my password and hint set up so that only people close to me will be able to figure it out in case they ever need to use my laptop, however at the moment the hint doesn't even show up.

    Also, I'm aware that you can change the text to the login page for user accounts, but is there any way to change the text for the screensaver login prompt? If so, where would I find it in "Library"?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2009
    try using a setup in keychain access for the password hint, as for the font, or change of text I would not know.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    I'm not sure what you mean by setting up a password hint in keychain. I've set up a hint already with the login, but it only appears at the main login page, not for the screensaver password prompt.
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    Yeah, that is a pretty bad flaw. I guess they're assuming that if you've already logged in after booting up your computer (at the main login page) you already know the password so you won't need another hint after you stop the screensaver/sleep and have to type your password in again. I can't see any way to make the hint appear for the screensaver/sleep login window. I'm surprised it doesn't exist.

    You could search Mroogle to see if there's been any older threads here on this topic. Someone could've posted a solution somewhere.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    You can't make it display the hint from the screensaver prompt, but anyone who needs access via the hint can click on "Switch User..." and then get the hint from the normal login window. This will not log out of the active account.

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