First time mac user: Setting up account password on start up.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sarawr, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. sarawr macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2010
    Yesterday I picked up my very first mac that I'd been saving for since october :D

    I want to know how to set it up so it requires a password on start up. I'm the only user on the account, I'm admin and I did look up already how to do it. However, I couldn't follow the steps I found because for some reason in my system preferences > security all options other than "require password" are blanked out.

    I supplied a print screen. Can some one please explain why this would be so if I'm the admin?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You must click the lock in the left bottom corner in order to make changes.
  3. sarawr thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2010
    Wow.. i feel really idiotic now lol thank you!
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Click the little lock icon in the lower left to make changes.
  5. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I've made the same idiot mistake, you need to click the little lock at the bottom left in order to save the changes... :D
  6. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    I don't think you need to click on the lock to save the changes, only to have access to all the options or to lock out access to prevent someone else from messing with your preferences.

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