How to enable a log in screen

Sweener88

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 27, 2006
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Im EVERYWHERE!
how do i put a password or a login screen on my MBP to prevent people from just picking it up and accessing everything?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Make sure Disable Automatic Login is checked in the Security pane of System Preferences. You can also check Require Password After Sleep Or Screensaver too, this option is in the same spot.

Of course, you'll have to make sure your account has a password enabled first of all though. This is done through the Accounts pane of System Preferences. :)
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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May 29, 2005
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EDIT:

ugh. mad jew beat me to it. :(

but yeah, that's how you do it. :)

oh and to lock it right away you can spotlight keychain access and in those prefs put show in menu bar, then you can click lock screen instantly, requiring a password

and, next time post in mac basics and help. :)