Couldn't log in to my iMac ( Password )

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  1. Totally Bored, Aug 8, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015

    Totally Bored macrumors member

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    I entered the Password but it wouldn't let me in. I shut down the machine and restarted about 5 times and it magically worked on it's own. The numbers and letters where going in and it went sideways a little but I couldn't Log In. Weird and Scary :(


    Can I disable the need for using a Password on start up and is that bad to do ?

    How do you do that anyway ?




    Also, when I Shut Down should I check the box "( )Reopen Windows when logging back in " ?
    Have no idea what that does ? My 1st thought was "This ain't Windows, this is a Mac ... lol



    Sorry but I'm a Newbie to the Mac world. Really love it so far but that Password thing was a bit scary.
     
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  3. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I've done it before, had caps lock enabled and not noticed.... its easy to accidentally trigger caps lock when your password includes an 'a' in it..

    System Preferences->Users & Groups->unlock with password to make changes->Login Options->Automatic Login On

    When you have that option checked, the Mac will , after rebooting and relogin, reload apps and windows that were open when you shutdown...
     
  4. Totally Bored thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow thank you so much. All that makes so much sense. Really appreciate the help.
     

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