Password on startup?

Circus Monkey

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Jul 16, 2006
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dejo said:
Do you mean prompted for a password but the username is already "filled in / chosen" ?
yes.

so basically im the only one who is able to start the computer (when its closed) for privacy reasons. Something similar to xp's account screen during startup.
 

dejo

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Well, I don't think you can get exactly what you're looking for but check out the Login Options in the Accounts panel of System Preferences. You will want the "Automatically log in as" unchecked. You can then display the login window as 1) List of users or 2) Name and password. If you choose the first, a list of users with icons will be presented and once you pick one, you will be prompted for a password. If you choose the latter, you must type in the username and password. This doesn't get you exactly what you want but may be close enough.
 

Circus Monkey

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 16, 2006
10
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dejo said:
Well, I don't think you can get exactly what you're looking for but check out the Login Options in the Accounts panel of System Preferences. You will want the "Automatically log in as" unchecked. You can then display the login window as 1) List of users or 2) Name and password. If you choose the first, a list of users with icons will be presented and once you pick one, you will be prompted for a password. If you choose the latter, you must type in the username and password. This doesn't get you exactly what you want but may be close enough.
Yeap thats what I meant. Thanks :cool: