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

  1. VietlOtUs macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    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

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Also, you'll want to disable automatic login.

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

    Feb 29, 2008
    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

    Aug 5, 2008

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