Screensaver password prompt timeout?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by craig1410, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. craig1410 macrumors 6502a

    craig1410

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    #1
    Hi,
    I have enabled the prompt for a password when waking from screensaver and this works fine as long as I respond to the password prompt quickly. However, if I don't respond fairly quickly then the password prompt disappears leaving a black screen with just the mouse pointer visible. No matter what I type I can't bring the password prompt back up and therefore can't gain access. The only way I can do this is to press the power button and wait for 5 minutes or so before bringing it back out of sleep and typing my password more quickly.

    The machine is a new iMac 2.4G 24" if that makes any difference. All latest updates applied.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    Craig.
     
  2. craig1410 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    craig1410

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    #2
    Just bumping this post back to the top again - I'm surprised nobody else has had this issue.

    Thanks,
    Craig.
     
  3. foreminator macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Same thing...

    Same thing Craig - and I can't find any answers. Did you find anything out yet?
     
  4. daq macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I've got the same exact problem. The only solution I found so far is to close the lid (computer goes to sleep,) then I reopen it and it asks for the password again when it wakes up.

    Probably not an ideal solution for a non-notebook. ;)
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    #5
    I have the same problem and it drives me mad.

    Soon enough I will get fed up with this and just turn off password for sleep and screensaver >((
     

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