Automatic login doesn't work

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Mackist, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Mackist macrumors member

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    Most of the time it does.
    When it doesn't, it can happen after merely waking the computer from overnight sleep, though it has happened after full restart as well.
    I thought it was caused by waking the Macbook Air with mouse, but it can happen when I just use the power button.
    I of course have automatic login selected in preferences.
    Neither turning off guest account nor trashing /library/preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist has helped.
    I am told the latter should have turned off the autologin, but it didn't. So perhaps there's another plist to delete?

    Thank you,
    M
     
  2. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Look into System Preferences: Security & Privacy: General: Require password ... .
     
  3. Mackist thread starter macrumors member

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    Good thinking. Unfortunately, require password on wakeup/screensaver has also never been checked.
    And if it had been, one imagines the password would be required every time, as opposed to randomly once in a while, as is the case now.
     
  4. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    As you can set the interval pf when the password is required, it might not be asked every time you wake the computer.

    Maybe create a new user and experiment in that to see if the same problem occurs there too. Otherwise I am out if ideas, not that I have that many.
     
  5. Mackist thread starter macrumors member

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    Will just have to file it away with the other billion incredibly-stupid/evil-features-of-apple-products.
    Keep on Mackin!
     
  6. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Okay, I just wanted to tell you the reason for it. But it seems you are not interested anymore.

    Good bye!
     
  7. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    One should give positive response to all those who are trying to help you.
     
  8. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Exactly! And that's why I will never see a post of that user again unless I click on that button (what I won't do):

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