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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by VietlOtUs, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. VietlOtUs macrumors member

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    What should I do to set restrictions on my macbook?

    I find it annoying when my niece use my laptop to go on myspace.... especially when I am not home. Her excuse would be.... because i am not home so she cannot ask for my permission.


    How do I set a password on it? So if she turns it on, she has to logon and urm no she is not going to get the password. :D
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    System Preferences, Accounts, highlight your account, and then it'll probably say something about setting a password.

    I don't know what it says because mine only says "Change Password" as I already have one.

    You'll then want to go to back to the main window, to Security, and tick "Require password to wake from sleep".
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Also, you'll want to disable automatic login.

    System Preferences > Accounts > Login Options.
     
  4. countrykid333 macrumors member

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    and one more thing, you might want to require password to wake computer.
    system prefs.>security
    it can get annoying but it gives me a piece of mind when i leave my computer lying around.
     
  5. VietlOtUs thread starter macrumors member

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