Locking my mac leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hatemail13, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. hatemail13 macrumors member

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    really stupid question maybe....

    but how do i set up my mac so that when I turn it on I have to enter my password in order to get to my desktop

    basically for security

    I went to system pref and then to account...but i didnt see anything unless i'm not looking for the rigt thing
     
  2. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Under the Accounts pane in System Preferences you'll see a button labelled "Login Options" in the bottom left corner. You can disable automatic login there.
     
  3. hatemail13 thread starter macrumors member

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    wow i feel dumb

    thanks a lot
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    And if you see the "Login Options" greyed out, just click the lock icon on the bottom, enter in the password if necessary, and then do everything the guy said above me.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    I would also suggest opening Keychain Access and changing the preferences to show status on your menu bar, then you can quickly lock your screen by clicking on the lock. You can also use a USB drive as a USB key, which will allow you to use your system without using passwords as long as the drive is attached. And if you remove the key, the system will lock.

    TEG
     
  6. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    How would I go about setting this up?

    Don
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    1 . System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Hot Corners -- Select a screen saver and set one corner to automatically start the screen saver.

    2. System Preferences > Security > Require Password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver
     
  8. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Was this meant for me? IF it was thank you, but I was asking if someone could tell me how to set up a USB key like TEG described.

    Don
     
  9. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Keychain Access is an app; it's not in System Preferences. Press Cmd + Space to use spotlight, then type "keych," and press Enter. It should pop up.
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Would that avatar happen to be from Altar boys?
     
  13. Jhonss macrumors newbie

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  14. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Next thread we will see is "How do I bypass the login screen so I can snoop on my kid" :D
     

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