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Why does my 2010 Macbook self - log out when I leave home?

1142 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 6:29 PM by softwater RSS
davesnewlion Calculating status...
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Jul 15, 2012 12:28 AM

I bought iCam mobile for my iPhone from Apps on my iPhone and I bought iCam for my Macbook from Mac Apps. I set them both up and turn them both on before I leave home making sure with Preferences>Energy Saver that the Computer and the Display on the Macbook don't go to sleep while I am gone allowing me to monitor my residence. Assuning that there is no movement at home because I get no notifications on the iPhone I imagine all is safe. When I get home I find that my Macbook is in Login mode. I am not a computer wizard and admit that my Macbook may not be set up right but I am sure I have taken all the possible precautions before hand. What am I doing wrong?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Jay Kappmeier Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Look at your "Security and Privacy" pane in System preferences. In the "General" tab uncheck the box that says

       "Require password for sleep and screen saver" if it is checked. Please let us know if this worked.



  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Same dialogue box as the above poster mentioned, but do you see the 'Advanced' button at the bottom? You may need to click the padlock to activate it.


    Open that, and uncheck the 'log out after 60 minutes inactivity' option.

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,395 points)

    Hi davesnewlion!


    I finally found out where that log out after 60 minutes of inactivity is on Lion.....there is an Advanced button on the Security and Privacy pane, and if you click that, you will see that danged option.....(if only I were running Lion, I would have been able to tell you that last time....) Oh well, hopefully this will solve your problem!!!





  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    davesnewlion wrote:


    How come I can't push the, "This solved my question" tab on your last piece of info softwater that fixed my problem?


    Because you already marked it as 'helpful'. Never mind, so long as the problem is solved is all that matters!


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