Login Options

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by nefan65, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Odd one here. Under System Preference, Users & Groups, and Login Options, I want to have "Display login window as: Name and password. I have it set that way, but it still defaults to List of users. I've changed it, and tried to reset it back and no luck.

    Reset PRAM/SMC, I've done a clean install, nothing works. What am I missing?
  2. NoBoMac, Nov 3, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014

    NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    You see this at boot or when you logout of a user?

    FileVault enabled? Don't think that option works at boot.

    What you want to test: turn on name/password field login, logout of account (do not restart) and see what the screen is. Then reboot to see what screen you get.
  3. nefan65 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    I didn't know about the FV piece. I'll take a look and see if that's on or not; I can't recall when I did the clean install.

    Thanks for that tip!
  4. tumas macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
    I had a very similar question posted today and i did some research on the web.
    Obviously there are two different "login screens" with FileVault enabled:

    1st: EFI Login Window
    2nd: regular Login Window

    With a fresh install and FileVault enabled, normally you will only see the first option. The second option is only present, if you logout of the system e.g. to switch users.
    That means, that a normal boot of the system leads to the EFI Login Window. After logging into an account, the regular Login Window will be skipped and the desktop starts up.
    There is a way to show both Login Windows, but then you have to type your password twice. (http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT5989)

    Unfortunately under "System Preferences" you can only change the behavior of the 2nd regular Login Window and i could not find any way to change the 1st EFI Login Window. There are a few hints on the www (e.g. http://derflounder.wordpress.com/20...login-screen-functions-from-the-command-line/), but this did not work on my system for some reason.



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