How to enable a log in screen

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sweener88, May 6, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    #1
    how do i put a password or a login screen on my MBP to prevent people from just picking it up and accessing everything?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Make sure Disable Automatic Login is checked in the Security pane of System Preferences. You can also check Require Password After Sleep Or Screensaver too, this option is in the same spot.

    Of course, you'll have to make sure your account has a password enabled first of all though. This is done through the Accounts pane of System Preferences. :)
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    EDIT:

    ugh. mad jew beat me to it. :(

    but yeah, that's how you do it. :)

    oh and to lock it right away you can spotlight keychain access and in those prefs put show in menu bar, then you can click lock screen instantly, requiring a password

    and, next time post in mac basics and help. :)
     

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