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I've just installed Yosemine and am having trouble configuiring this Macbook Pro to restart without having to log in. Can anyone advise, please?
 

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Restart from where?
 
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Restart the computer as in Go to Apple symbol, select "Restart" (this morning I discovered the same is true when waking it up from sleep). I've got as far as tracking down the Automatic Login (see attachment) but can't seem to activate it.

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In the attachment, automatic login is set to off. What happens when you set it to on?
 
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Er... that's just it, I cannot find a way to switch it to on.
 
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With access on, the padlock open, when you go to the selector 'Automatic Login' Off and your User Name appear. Can you select your User Name?
 
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Hi harryb2448,
Thanks for the interest. When I click my username I get this (see attached). So, any idea where I go from there?

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Are you using FileVault? If you are, Automatic Login is turned off by the system for security purposes.
 
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That got it! Thanks very much to you, chscag and the others who offered help. I can only thing I inadvertently switched that on during the install of Yosemite.
 

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Are you using FileVault? If you are, Automatic Login is turned off by the system for security purposes.

That never occurred to me. Since I haven't been using FileVault those issues are usually under my radar.
 
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Want a great tip oisin?

Unless you are a former KGB spy or such give Filevault a big miss. Causes all sorts of problems and if you lose/forget the password, big big troubles.
 
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Want a great tip oisin?

Unless you are a former KGB spy or such give Filevault a big miss. Causes all sorts of problems and if you lose/forget the password, big big troubles.
Mmm... seems I've now learned that by experience but thanks for the reassurance.
 
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I notice you did not explicitly deny that you ARE a former KGB spy ... :)
 

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