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How to Do Password Protected on MacBook?

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Previously used PC with Windows where you could create user accounts that were password protected and only you could actually use the computer if it was started up. How can you do this on a MacBook Pro? I don't want just anyone able to turn my computer on and see what I've written (not that it's bad--it's just my writing). Can you password protect the account that is yours for privacy? Thanks!
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System preferences, accounts, change password. I think. Once a password is set I think it stays password on login - however I have always had this set up and can't remember how.
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System prefs > accounts > login options (bottom left) > turn automatic login off.

Then (if you want) system prefs > security > require password after sleep or screensaver.....
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