Can I password protect a program?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lazyboy922, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

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    #1
    I would like to make it so that the OS mail program asks for a password when you open it. Is this possible? My machine is at work, and I don't want people going into my mail.

    Thanks!

    Don
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    Just enable Fast User Switching (System Preferences...->Accounts->Login options). Then use it to switch to the login window when you leave your desk - nothing will be closed, but your apps and files will be safe.

    That's better than password protecting an app, which is messy.
     
  3. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    wouldn't be activating the screensaver password be faster?
     

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