My is is MBP logging off when I have the screen closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rainking, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. rainking macrumors 6502

    rainking

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    #1
    My MBP is logging me off when it has been closed for a few hours. How do I prevent it from doing that? I just want it to wake up from sleep, not get logged off.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    Check: System Preferences, Security & Privacy. Click on the small lock at the bottom, enter your admin password. Then click on the "advanced" button. If the "Log out after......" has been selected, unselect it. Then exit your way out from System Preference.
     
  3. rainking thread starter macrumors 6502

    rainking

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    Thanks but it's not selected. Any other reason why it would log me off?
     
  4. Schranke macrumors 6502a

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    isn't it suppose to log one out when you have the screen closed?
    I guess you could always disable "require password (drop down) after sleep or screen saver begins" in the settings @chscag mentioned above, but then you will have to lock the system manually. I would not recommend it
     
  5. rainking thread starter macrumors 6502

    rainking

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    It should only lock it, not log off and close all my programs. When I open it, I should be able to use Touch ID and have all my apps still open.
     
  6. Schranke macrumors 6502a

    Schranke

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    ohh I see the difference now. yah that is troublesome... Can see in the signature that you have a new 2018 model, have it been doing this since day 1? (I guess that is the machine in question)
     
  7. rainking thread starter macrumors 6502

    rainking

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    I think a day or so later. After getting it all set up.
     

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