Screen saver / password lock?

Shivetya

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Jan 16, 2008
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I went looking but obviously I am lost. With my niece and nephew moving in with me (along with their mom) I want to keep the Mac locked up. So I would prefer a solution that requires a password at power up as well as locking the screen after non use.

Is this simple? I have no "accounts" other than default
 

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I went looking but obviously I am lost. With my niece and nephew moving in with me (along with their mom) I want to keep the Mac locked up. So I would prefer a solution that requires a password at power up as well as locking the screen after non use.

Is this simple? I have no "accounts" other than default
Yup, go to System Preferences --> Users & Groups and set it up like this:



Then go to System Preferences --> Security & Privacy and set it up like this:

 
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System Preferences > Security > General > Require password ...

System Preferences > Accounts / Users & Groups > Login Options > Automatic Login