OS X Double Login

Moccasin

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Mar 21, 2011
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Newcastle, UK
Something that happens on my iMac (which has 2 login accounts) is that when I log into the main account, I get asked for my password twice.

So the login window shows, I put in my password, its accepted & then (after a moment for the computer to think) I'm asked for the same password again with exactly the same login screen (although the login box is in a slightly different place on the screen).

Its a little annoying and I wonder if it is something that can be stopped?
 

KALLT

macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
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What do you mean with ‘same login screen’? Can you perhaps post a screenshot?
 

KALLT

macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
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That does seem weird. Are you using FileVault? Does this only happen with this one account or also with the other?
 

Moccasin

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 21, 2011
940
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Newcastle, UK
That does seem weird. Are you using FileVault? Does this only happen with this one account or also with the other?
No not using File Vault. The other account is my housemate's but on the occasions I've seen him login, doesn't seem to be an issue, nor on my aging MBA (which is only my login). Assume it is to do with having 2 accounts on the iMac.
 
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