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my notebook powers up without a login screen. How do i enable this function so that i can protect my machine with a password.
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System Preferences - Accounts

highlight 'Login Options' on the bottom left - you'll probably have to click on the lock at the bottom and enter your password to make changes

then on the 'Automatic login' drop down menu, change it to 'Off'

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hi bobtomay, thanks for your help. I was searching for all the checkbox options...i didn't know it's in the drop down menu. Have a happy new year!
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