MacBook won't ask for a password!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jason2811, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I've had my MacBook for 5 weeks now and it's been great except for one thing. Every once in a while (I would say 1/30 times) when I wake my MacBook up from sleep (yes I'm sure it's sleeping) it will go straight to the desktop instead of asking me for my password. I have set it to ask for a password under the Security preference and so it asks most of the time. But the few times it doesn't ask it really bother's me and I want to know how to fix this. Thanks.
  2. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    It does this to me too but there isn't way to fix's just kind of a luck thing.
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I know you said you're sure you're sleeping but some people sometimes mistake the solid sleep light (slight misnomer, sorry) for meaning the entire machine is asleep when in fact only the screen is sleeping. The light must be pulsing for the machine to be sleeping and therefore for the password function to work. :)

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