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Display login window as

The option “List of users” displays a list of all accounts. The pictures that were chosen appear next to the names of the users. It's really cute. At login, click a picture, then type your password. (If you have a very young user who can't type, do not assign a password; she can just click her picture to log in.)

The “Name and password” option displays a small window with two edit boxes, one for the user name and one for the password. A user will have to type in both name and password.

Show the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons: This adds a wee bit more security to your Mac. You see, when you log out, your computer does not turn off. It sits there with a little window where you can log back in again, and there are buttons in the window to “Sleep,” “Restart,” or “Shut Down.” If your Mac is set to automatically log you in on startup, then an unauthorized user can walk by after you have logged out, click the Restart button, and your Mac will restart and automatically log you in. Or someone could shut down your Mac, insert an OS X CD, boot up the Mac, and get access to your whole computer. By disabling these buttons, an unauthorized user cannot click them, which makes your Mac one step closer to being protected.


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