Choose an account for automatic login
Open up System Preferences, and then click on the Users & Groups icon. Once there, find your user account on the left-hand side (although it will always be selected), and then click on the Login Items tab. Now you’ll see a list of items that will open automatically when you log in. You can select an item in the list and click the Minus button to remove it from starting up, and you can check the Hide box to make. This will make your favourite apps open automatically, as soon as you open your Mac. For example, let us assume that you always open the Safari App as soon as you start your Mac. In such a case, you can Add Safari to the list of startup items on your Mac, making your Mac open Safari Automatically at startup.
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
- Click the lock , then enter the account password.
If you aren't logged in as an administrator, you're asked to enter an administrator name and password.
- Click Login Options in the lower-left corner.
- Choose an account from the “Automatic login” menu, then enter the password of that account.
The account is now set up to log in automatically when your Mac starts up. You might still be asked to log in manually after logging out, switching back from another user account, or locking your screen.
If automatic login is unavailable
When manual login is required, the “Automatic login” menu is dimmed or doesn't show the account name. For example:
- If FileVault is turned on, manual login is required for all accounts. You can turn FileVault off.
- If an account uses an iCloud password to log in, manual login is required for that account. You might also see the message “A user with an encrypted home folder can't log in automatically.” When changing the account password, you can choose not to use the iCloud password.
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Log in after sleep or screen saver begins
You might still need to enter your password when your Mac wakes from sleep or stops using the screen saver. You can change this behavior:
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy.
- In the General pane, deselect ”Require password after sleep or screen saver begins.” Or leave it selected, but choose a time interval from the pop-up menu:
Many apps or softwares upon installing automatically start-up each time when you restart & login or reboot into your Mac OS X. Some of these apps simply increase the loading time or startup time of your Mac system. Here’s a simple tutorial which will help you to change or remove apps which start up automatically in Mac OS X, read on below for method to change or remove items while starting Mac OS X.
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Tutorial – How to Change or Remove Start up Apps & Programs in Mac OS X –
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- Inorder to remove or prevent apps or programs from automatically starting up, we need to remove them from Settings or System Preferences, so first of all launch the “System Preferences” from Spotlight or from the bottom dock bar of your Mac system as shown below –
System Preferences Mac OS X Dock bar
Now, the System Preferences window will open up as shown below , Please click on the “Users & Groups” icon as highlighted –
- Once you enter Users & Groups section, it will now show a list of all users registered on your Macbook / iMac mini system as shown below –
Users registered in Mac OS X
Here, select the user for which you want to change the startup items or apps.
- In the next stem, besides the highlighted “password” option, select the “Login items” option –
Login Items Option Mac OS X
It will now, show a list of all currently present Startup apps or programs which automatically start up when you log on to your Mac.
- To Remove or Change any app from automatically starting up from your next login, select the name of the app by clicking in the “checkmark” box , and then Click on the Minus sign button below the app list window as shown –
- That’s it ! the app will now disappear from the list and won’t start up automatically from your next log-in to your Mac OS X.
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The method works fine on all newer Mac OS X versions Mavericks, Yosemite , Mountain Lion, Snow leopard, El Capitan and even Mac OS X Sierra too. Incase if it doesn’t work for you feel free to comment in the article.