Auto Log Off... constantly!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sumbawagirl, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Sumbawagirl macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2009
    Any ideas as to why my iMac wants to log off constantly. I have it password protected to wake up (purely to keep my kids off) but no other power saver features activated.

    Whenever I walk away for any period of time, it has tried to log out and may have stalled due to the fact that I've left Safari open or the like, but otherwise logs off completely.

    This just bugs me! Any ideas how to avoid this happening would be appreciated.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You've probably turned on the "Log off after X minutes of inactivity" preference in Security, in System Preferences, with X set to something ridiculously low like 1 minute.
  3. som1uno macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2012
    Auto Log Off...constantly !

    System Preferences - Security & Privacy - ADVANCED button in lower right.
    When the Advanced window opens -
    Uncheck box - "Log out after x minutes of inactivity"
  4. j4zb4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Thanks a ton...!! Although my itunes was running airplay it used to log out... Couldn't watch the movie at peace... I love you both... :D
  5. ascarab macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2016
    This screenshot shows you what setting to look for...

    El Capitan - Log out after inactivity.png

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