Can you 'login in the background'?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sammich, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

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    #1
    I was just curious, since it may save me some time (this is more of a convenience), but is it possible to have the computer log you in, in the background, when it first boots up? It usually takes 3-5 mins for the computer to completely finish loading up everything (+ dashboard).

    Clarifying: automatic login is disabled, for security. So in the rare event that I do restart, I might walk away. But I want my computer to stay at the login window the whole time and my user to start logging in when it first gets to that stage. This is so when I return, I can immediately start using it PLUS have the security of not enabling auto login.

    I was thinking of having a startup item (script) that will somehow just use the fast user switch back to the login window. Possible?

    Cheers,
    Sam.
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    So what you're saying is, you want to login without logging in. Don't think that's going to happen. I understand you want things to load in the background but still require you to enter a password. In most mutli-user situations that wouldn't make sense though.

    That sounds like a good plan. Dunno if it can be done, but it seems possible. Or, perhaps you could have the script lock the screen (VIA Keychain Access) immediately after login.
     

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