Setting screensaver password?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Fourbin, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Fourbin macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    I remember back to the stone ages when I used Windows (a few months ago) I could set a password that would pop up when the screensaver was disturbed. I've looked all over System Preferences and cant find this in OSX. Is it hiding somewhere? If not, why isn't there one?
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Go to "System Preferences -> Security" and check the box beside the text "require password to wake this computer from sleep or screensaver".

    As an aside, I don't understand why both Windows and OS X (not to mention Xscreensaver on Linux) don't have this option ON by default.
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    If they had it on by default, are you willing to answer all the complains from people getting locked out by some screen saver PW? Not everyone has stuff to hide.
  4. slughead macrumors 68030


    Apr 28, 2004
    !! WARNING !!

    Other admin accounts on your computer may be used to get your computer out of screen saver and into your account.

    IMO this is bad, but what do I know :X

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