OS X Mountain Lion: Set your Mac to log out when not in use

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Set your Mac to log out when not in use

You can set your computer to log out automatically after a set period of inactivity. This helps ensure that your information is secure when your computer is unattended.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and then click General.
  2. Click the lock icon to unlock it, and then type an administrator name and password.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Select “Log out after ... minutes of inactivity.”
  5. Set the amount of inactivity time before the system automatically logs out.
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
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