How Do I change the user for the Boot login? I had changed my username recently and have deleted the temporary admin that has been made to change my username, but the Boot Login has somehow changed to the temporary admin.

Is there any way to change the Boot Login so that I don't have to deal with putting in two passwords everytime I turn on my macbook?

  • EDIT: As you turn on your macbook, upon booting on, it would ask you for the password and it will load up the mac. THAT is NOT the User selection screen.
    – MrU
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 8:29
  • youtube video for description: [youtube.com/watch?v=4ffeomBeEvc]
    – MrU
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 8:30

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You can set which account is automatically logged in under the "Login Options" section of the "Users & Groups" pane of System Preferences: enter image description here

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    I didn't want for automatic login - just added comments to my question. take a look at the youtube video to see what I mean.
    – MrU
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 8:31
  • Sorry, I'm not familiar with the idea of "boot login". How did you originally configure this? Perhaps it was a "firmware password", as discussed here: osxdaily.com/2014/01/06/set-firmware-password-mac
    – sebthedev
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 8:37
  • happened when changing my username from "AntCab" to "__________" - the temporary admin used to change it was "jytred" - However after deleting jytred, it has seemed to remain upon boot
    – MrU
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 20:50
  • I also found out about this since the upgrade to Yosemite. I never had a Boot login before until the Upgrade.
    – MrU
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 20:53
  • I mean how did you originally configure the requirement for a special password that then system requires you to enter upon boot? Requiring a password before the login screen, as I believe you describe, is not the normal Mac behaviour. How did you originally configure this? Was it through the "firmware password" I described in my previous comment? If so, follow the instructions in the link I posted to change the boot password settings.
    – sebthedev
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 20:54

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