Displaying the log in screen after sleeping

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  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm getting a bit sick of others using my computer and closing my tabs etc so I was going set up a guest account for others. My problem is though that I want them to be able to use my computer whenever they want. Is there a way I can get my computer to show the login screen after I've put the computer to sleep/closed the lid? I can get the password pane to come up but not the login screen.

    cheers
     
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    kkat69

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    #2
    system settings > security
     
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    r6girl

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    #3
    I don't think this is possible. The closest you'll be able to get is to check the "Log out after XX minutes of inactivity" in the Security/General preference pane. If you time this right, this should do what you need since anyone who goes to the computer will see the log-in screen first and can choose the guest account you set up...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Yea but I wanted to stay logged in too... A well, finally something windows do better :p
     
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    richard.mac

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    enable Fast User Switching in Account preferences and add the icon to your menu bar. then all you need to do is click "Login Window…" and it will suspend your account.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    You could enable fast user switching and just remember to go into the menu and set it to go to the log in screen before you put your computer to sleep. It's not automatic, but it will keep you logged in while allowing others to access the guest account.
     
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