Changing the Password?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubleohseven, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    #1
    Hello Everyone.

    I want to disable the login window when I turn on my computer. I'm not sure how I triggered the login window, so now I have no idea on how to reverse this.

    These pictures might help:

    The one on the left shows that I can't make changes to anything, however I remember changing the minutes of inactivity from 60 minutes to 30 minutes a few days ago.

    The one on the right shows the login options, and I can't make changes to that either.

    If anyone could help that would be great ;).
     

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  2. elmo151 Guest

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    #2
    the one on the left is locked. have you tried a startup in safe mode(hold down the shift key)?

    reset PRAM?

    any new software or changes before this happened?
     
  3. DukeofAnkh macrumors regular

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    #3
    Click the lock in the bottom left hand corner and type in your password to make changes.
     
  4. doubleohseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    I never locked the settings before, and never tried a startup in safe mode- what does it do to my Mac? Also, how do I reset the PRAM?

    I only installed the iPhoto update and downloaded some photo editing software from the Apple website, that's it.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736
     
  6. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have multiple log-in accounts? That could be your problem, especially if more than one of those accounts has administrator privileges. If so, you'll need to designate one user as the automatic log-in account.

    Also, the DukeofAnkh's suggestion should be tried first.
     
  7. doubleohseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    Thanks, that thread was really helpful. :)

    I simply unlocked the lock, and I was able to make changes and edit my login options, as what DukeofAnkh said.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!
     
  8. DukeofAnkh macrumors regular

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    Glad to be of help :)
     

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