why does my mac sign me out randomly?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theprizefight, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. theprizefight macrumors member

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    Oct 29, 2006
    #1
    It seems like sometimes my mac just randomly decides to log me off my user.

    for example i was just sitting here doing some work, not using my computer, when all of a sudden the mac just logs off and i see the login screen. I had to re sign back in and reload, firefox, mail, adium, etc.

    anyone know if there is a setting somewhere in os x that is logging me off automatically for some reason?

    by the way im on a MBP 15 C2D.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    In the Security pane of System Preferences, does it say you need a password to wake from sleep or screensaver? :)
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    #3
    also check system prefs --> security --> 2nd option from the bottom of the page (log out after x minutes of inactivity)
     
  4. BigBear8080 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    This was what solved my problem...

    I too was stymied by what I thought were "random" log outs by the system. When I stumbled upon this setting I could not recall setting it. It is either set by default (doubtful) or perhaps it gets set when you enable fast user switching. I had my iMac for a couple of months and it did not do this, but I recently enabled fast user switching and now that I think about it, the auto log outs may have started about then.

    Or, it could have all been coincidental.
     

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