Go to login screen when lid closed?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by parkm13, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

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    is there a way to make my macbook pro go back to the login window when i close the lid? i am running 10.7.1. thanks for you help!
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure the quick user switching menubar is showing and click "Login Window..." before you close the lid.

    or have it prompt for your password when returning from sleep/screen saver.
     
  3. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i know i can do that but is there a way to make it do that just by closing the lid?
     
  4. Jaden10 macrumors member

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    In preferences, go to security. General. Check require password and make it say immediately.
     
  5. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that still doenst take you back to the login screen. i would love to be able to close the lid without doing anything then be able to have someone else be able to open it and log in with their account
     
  6. laxman101 macrumors regular

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    No, there is no option for that.
     
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Why do you want to log yourself out every time you put the computer to sleep?
     
  8. Jaden10 macrumors member

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    In addition to what I said before, go to preferences, users, login options, turn fast user switching on. Now when you sleep (with the other security setting on) it will allow you to log into a different user by clicking switch user. this however, does not log you off. just suspends your user (which is better in my opinion)
     
  9. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    because im an not the only one that uses this macbook so i need to keep all my files in one place not mixed with other peoples. and i dont even need it to log me off, only go back to the login screen. i would rather it just suspend my account
     
  10. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do exactly that if you set to prompt for password after sleep/screen saver. There is a button at the bottom of the lock screen that says, "Switch User".
     
  11. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    your right! i have never seen that before. i was thinking go back to the normal lock screen but that will work. thanks so much!
     

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