OSX tries to log me out when I leave my mini unattended

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by borgusio, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. borgusio macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2011

    I have an annoying issue on my Mac Mini (i7 2011). When I leave it alone for a longer period of time (sometimes hours, sometimes one/two days) and then I log in again I just realize that the mac forced a reboot on its own.

    Sometimes I can avoid this since a window from an application blocked the restart thus leaving me with the possibility of getting access to my previous session.

    This is very bad, expecially when I have to leave my desk for something urgent and I expect to continue my work as soon as I am back.

    The funny thing is that it does it not just in yosemite, but also with previous versions of the OS. It clearly seems to be a software thing - since sometimes I catch it while it is trying to do it and I see no kernel panic or stuff like that - any idea how to solve it?
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    There is a setting in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General -> Advanced: "Log off after XX minutes of inactivity". Check to see if that checkbox is selected. If it is, turn it off.
  3. borgusio thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2011
    Thanks a lot AlanShutko, this is exactely what I was looking for - it was set at 60'!

    I googled it a lot, apparently the wrong way...

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