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    Ask for login password every time I wake the Mac up
    Is there any way I can make my MBP ask me for my password every time I wake it up from sleep? It's just (perish the thought) if it got stolen while I was out I would hate for someone else to root through my mail, etc.

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    Select system preferences>>Security, and then set as you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrQuincy View Post
    Is there any way I can make my MBP ask me for my password every time I wake it up from sleep? It's just (perish the thought) if it got stolen while I was out I would hate for someone else to root through my mail, etc.
    for what its worth there is a program that will allow you to lock/password protect applications/programs. Its $40 or so but it will allow you to get some extra protection when the computer is not sleeping.. Rather than set up a new user account you can just use this program and lock whatever app/program you dont want people messing with.. its called padlock. you can find it on www.versiontarcker.com or www.macupdate.com

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    Padlock sounds interesting thanks for that.

    Done it Reel1, thanks. I was looking in the User panel!

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    if you are worried about theft you can also try www.orbicule.com
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