Can I check if my macbook has been turned on by someone else when i was away?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by decranjohn, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. decranjohn macrumors newbie

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    #1
    do macbooks keep track of their usage history? like if i can check when was it last turned on? many thanks
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Not specifically "usage", but you can tell when it's booted or woken up by looking at the system.log (Console app).
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Set a password for your account if you don't think it will be safe.
     
  4. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    Tie a piece of hair between the lid and the body. ;)
     
  5. macaroon macrumors newbie

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    How does one go about setting it up so a password is required.

    Assume I know nothing.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. celticpride678

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    System Preferences>Accounts>Select your account>Change Password/ Add Password>Type it in
    Then in Accounts>Unlock the lock at the bottom>Disable Automatic Login
     
  7. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Yep that is usually the best way to go.

    I tend to have it so my username does not show up in the list so I have to type it out each time I want to log in.
     

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