Possible to have Macbook logout when screen is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brasskey, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. brasskey macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2008 aluminum Macbook running OSX 10.6.8. Is there any way to set the laptop to logout once the screen is closed? Thanks.
     
  2. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    Im not too sure about that, but I do know that when you close the lid on the MacBook, it does lock itself which is similar to logging out.
     
  3. brasskey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine doesn't. It just goes right back to the last thing I was working on.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you just want to have some kind of password to protect your Mac?

    It does not, unless configured to do so.
    To configure the Mac to ask for a password upon waking it:
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  5. brasskey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. Is there another option to actually log the user out? If not, this will work. Thanks again.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You can always hit CMD+SHIFT+Q to log out.
    Or if you want the ability to switch users*: http://www.macworld.com/article/49080/2006/01/lockscreen.html

    * though that is also possible when the screen is locked via sleep
     

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