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    hey everyone, so my girlfriends macbook pro has this problem.
    every night, the very second the clock hits 12:00 midnight, it logs out.
    this happens every night without fail and neither of us can seem to figure it out.
    any ideas?
    all help is greatly appreciated

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    Logs out, or sleeps or shuts down?
    If it's sleep or shut down, I'd be looking at System Preferences>energy saver>Schedule.
    Other than that, all I can think of is parental controls on her Mac.
    Does she live at home with her parents, using a standard account, with her parents admins to the Mac?

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    Just been Googling this, not heard much about it before. The only thing I can find about automatic logout is under System Preferences > Security > General, there are a couple of options for automatic logout after x minutes etc, don't think this will be the problem, but might be worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    Just been Googling this, not heard much about it before. The only thing I can find about automatic logout is under System Preferences > Security > General, there are a couple of options for automatic logout after x minutes etc, don't think this will be the problem, but might be worth a look.

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    This is the thing.
    If it were happening after a certain amount of time (ie 90 mins) of use every time after the user logged, than that is where I'd be looking too, but seeing that it happens like clockwork at midnight, I'd suspect it's the first part of my post above.

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    Yeah sorry I was typing while you had posted didn't notice your post until I had submitted mine lol

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    i already check the energy saver, the schedule isnt set, auto logout isnt set in security and she has the only account on the computer besides the guest account. her account is admin, but it says its managed. any idea what that means?

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    In that case it has parental controls set on that account.
    To do this and have no other admin account on there, you would have to have had another admin account at some stage, created that admin account and added parental controls, and then deleted the admin account that setup the parental controls.

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    can these parental controls be taken off some how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflwaffle1237 View Post
    can these parental controls be taken off some how?
    Yes, but only if you have an admin username and password (or just ask her parents)
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    i think i got it fixed...thanks for the help guys!

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