OSX logging me out automatically HELP!!

flyfish29

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So I have a flat screen iMac running 10.3.9 with all updates except the latest security.

The HD is set to never go to sleep. The screen is set to sleep after 10 minutes.

I will leave the computer one night and by the next night it has logged out to the log in screen with the four log-in user names listed.

I have looked in system prefs under accounts, energy saver, login, etc and found nothing that is making this happen. I have changed nothing except done regular updates when they are released (except the last one obviously)

Any ideas what the heck has happened. I searched the forums here and on apple and found nothing...it is a major pain to log back in and start up all 6 or 8 apps I use.

sorry for all caps on help- not that drastic of a situation- kids were distracting me while typing! ;)
 

McGarvels

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I'm taking it you did look under System Prefs---->Security and made sure the "Log out after xx minutes of inactivity" is not checked correct? If not, then I'm not too sure as to what it could be. Hope you figure it out.

Cheers
 

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flyfish29

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uhhhhh....:confused: don't even know what the heck to say right now...

:eek: I SWEAR I looked in security as I knew there was something that allowed for logging out after inactivity...

I think what I must have done was had my iBook right next to the iMac when I was troubleshooting it and grabbed the wrong mouse (and looked at the wrong screen too obviously:eek: !!)

PROBLEM SOLVED!

Sorry for the waste of a thread- thanks for your help (Hey- I threw you a bone this time didn't I?:D )
 

McGarvels

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Haha, no worries, I did something similar between my macbook and iMac as well. Just glad I could help and it gave me something to do besides data analysis of this boring experiment. :D
 

Jhowcroft

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Mar 21, 2017
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uhhhhh....:confused: don't even know what the heck to say right now...

:eek: I SWEAR I looked in security as I knew there was something that allowed for logging out after inactivity...

I think what I must have done was had my iBook right next to the iMac when I was troubleshooting it and grabbed the wrong mouse (and looked at the wrong screen too obviously:eek: !!)

PROBLEM SOLVED!

Sorry for the waste of a thread- thanks for your help (Hey- I threw you a bone this time didn't I?:D )
I
[doublepost=1490143296][/doublepost]I have the same problem but I don't have the setting as described above. Just started two days ago
 

DeltaMac

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Yeah - this thread is from 10 years ago, some settings are in significantly different places now.
That setting is now in the Security & Privacy pane.
Unlock that pane, then click on the Advanced button
Then uncheck "Log out after x minutes of inactivity."
 

Jhowcroft

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Mar 21, 2017
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Yeah - this thread is from 10 years ago, some settings are in significantly different places now.
That setting is now in the Security & Privacy pane.
Unlock that pane, then click on the Advanced button
Then uncheck "Log out after x minutes of inactivity."
I
[doublepost=1490143296][/doublepost]I have the same problem but I don't have the setting as described above. Just started two days ago
[doublepost=1490149946][/doublepost]Yes it's not checked so something else is causing it to log off
 

DeltaMac

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Does it only do that log out after sleeping?
Or, like the OP, you have it set to never sleep?

You might look in your system logs (in the Console) to see if there is some cause listed for the logout.
 
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