How do I Log Out THEN Shutdown?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wie Gehts, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    I just tried to logout and shutdown my laptop....but apparently it doesn't let me. I can log out...I can sleep...I can shutdown....but it won't do both at the same time.

    OTOH, the pc laptop I just got automatically logs me out when it shuts down/sleeps. Hilarious

  2. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    If you mean that you would like to be logged out when you boot back into the machine, go to preferences-->accounts and on the left, click "login options" and set "automatic login" to "disabled". I only have one user on my main machine, but it doesn't boot directly to the user, it boots to the login screen even though there is only one option...
  3. jMc macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2001
    London N8, Late-16th Century
    i. Go to the Accounts pane of System Preferences.
    ii. Click 'Login Options' below the user list.
    iii. Make sure 'Automatic Login' is set to 'Off'

    Oh well, just beaten... :(

  4. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks guys :)

    yeah, I'm the only one that uses the computer so I've never logged out, except this time I'm going on a trip and leaving it home and my paranoid self wants to log out while I'm away. ;)

    I looked in mac help under 'log out' but didn't see anything there and I'm in a rush so i asked here. thanks

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