Login Question -- Default to a username possible?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by A4orce84, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hello Everyone,

    Had a quick question about the login screen on OSX Mountain Lion. I have multiple users who use my home computer, but was curious if there was a way to default to a primary account?

    And if there needs to be a change in who logs-in, that is possible easily with the option arrow, but I want it to default to a primary account / username that usually uses the computer.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance everyone, all your time and help it is greatly appreciated!


  2. macfan46 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    This is easy!

    Open system prefrences and click users and groups

    Click the lock and type a Administraitors username and password

    Click Auto Login and Change it to your user.

    Type in your password, and then lock the lock

    Close System Preferences and reboot. You should be automatically put in to your user.
  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    This automatically logs me in though correct? I don't want to do that, I just want my username to be pre-selected out of all the usernames available.

    I still want to be able to enter a password to actually log-into my account! =)
  4. prisstratton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Found this article:


    It comes close to doing what you want......

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