Fast user switch on inactivity?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by h00ligan, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Trying to think of a way to do this, but it's important to note, logging out is not an option. It has to be a swap out to the login screen on timeout...

    I know that I can lock the screen with password, then hit the change user button, I'm looking to avoid that one click and make it easier for someone arriving at the system, without any user training.

    Any ideas? I did try a search - and I also know there's a $50 piece of software that can be configured to do this, but that is WAY to expensive for such a mundane thing like this, and frankly, it's not $50's of important :)

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can System Preferences > Security > General > Log out after xy minutes of inactivity help?
     
  3. h00ligan thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately it doesn't. But thank you for your response.

    I need to auto login a 'media' account for feeding pytivo, itunes, etc.. then on inactivity have it get back to the login screen whilst retaining that account as running.

    It's not a huge deal - I'm just surprised there isn't an option to do so.
     

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