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A mysterious “Other…” user has appeared on my login screen

I know this is often caused by enabling the root user, but checking the Directory Utility app — as instructed in other threads on this topic — has shown me that this user isn't at all enabled. Only ...
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Mavericks: Enable virtual keyboard on login screen

How can the virtual keyboard be enabled at the login screen? On Windows it is really easy, but I haven't found to way of enabling it on a Mac.
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave 10.14.2?

It used to be the case in macOS Mojave that if one changed the Mojave.heic file in /Library/Desktop Pictures/ then it would boot into that new picture. This is documented in this thread. 10.14.2 ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave?

I just updated to macOS Mojave, and immediately noticed a couple of things: My custom login screen wallpaper is gone. When you click on a user's name in the login screen, it switches to their ...
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MacBook Pro login screen stuck keeps pressing a key into password field forever

My MacBook Pro (mid 2014, Sierra 10.12.1) sometimes gets stuck after waking up after sleep. Some key seems to have stuck and keeps pressing into the password field forever, filling the password field ...
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How to Change Login Pic for Other

In Mac OS, when you have your login screen configured to show a list of users (as opposed to a username/password text box combo), each user is accompanied by a large circular image. This is ...
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Where is the generic Other Image? [duplicate]

On a mac, when you enable 'Other' on the login screen so that network accounts can log in, the large circular image that comes along with it is a gray silhouette of three heads. Where is this image ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Child's account as default login user

I'm a complete newbie at macOS. Bought a new MacBook Air for my eight year old child as that is what the school specified. Followed the online instructions for setting up family sharing then created ...
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Mac after reboot only allows one account to logon

Afternoons all, So I have a MacBook Pro, 2018 TB with High Sierra that's bound to a Windows domain, built via JAMF. We have one admin account on the machine which our IT team use then the user ...
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Independently change Lock Screen and Login Screen background image in macOS Mojave

First of all, this question requires some terminology. I'll refer to the Lock Screen as the screen you see when you lock the screen. I'll refer to the Login Screen as the screen you see after a ...
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Black screen with cursor after logging out of guest account on High Sierra

When I log out of my guest account, it gets stuck with a black screen and a cursor that I can move around but can't do anything except do a forced restart. In my searching, I have seen an old ...
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Why does macOS 10.13 suddenly asks for a PIN instead of password for login?

When facing the lock screen to enter my credentials, my Mac running macOS 10.13 High Sierra asks for a PIN instead of my password. This has happened 4 times within the last months. The only solution ...
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How to stop instagram app remembering / auto-filling in username at login screen, when not yet logged in

Steps to reproduce problem: Log out of instagram app Close the app click on it to open it and log back in Log-in screen is displayed, with the user name filled in (not yet logged in (i.e. still ...
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Can't see the User on the login screen

My user name does not appear on the login screen. There are two users and only one is shown. Is there any way to see the other user or some user name input box instead of selection?
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What is “Other” account on OS X Yosemite login screen?

I am using OS X Yosemite. I am seeing 2 accounts on my login screen. One is my account and the other has the name "Other". What account is that? When I click on it, there is no username. When I try to ...
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Desktop appearing behind lock screen

I recently received a 2012 MacBook Pro running Sierra for some development work. I'm quite new to Mac OS X, but was able to figure out how to enable fast user switching in order to lock my workstation ...
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Desktop and open applications visible for 0.5-3 seconds before login prompt MacOS Mojave

Since updating to MacOS Mojave, whenever I touch my keyboard or move my mouse to wakeup the computer from display sleep, I can see all the open windows as if I was logged in- but without any control ...
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System Administrator Profile shows up after auto-lock High Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro running High Sierra. Sometimes when I let my computer auto-lock itself, (like closing the lid for a while) when I come back the user is not the profile I was using, but says ...
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Software Upgrade causes language change in Login screen and shutdown popup window

I am running MacOS 10.13.6. I upgrade Security Update 2018-003, Command line Tools (macOS High Sierra version 10.13) for Xcode, Safari to the latest version one day ago. The weird thing is even if the ...
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Black screen after login and frozen loading wheel

I am trying to help a friend with their machine. They are using an iMac (3-4 years old) running 10.12. At first, their issue was at login. They would get to the login screen, enter their password, ...
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Cannot Login after Reinstalling OS X Yosemite

I am currently stuck at the login screen, unable to login--each attempt just takes me back to the login screen. This started with trying to update to OS X Mojave (from High Sierra), due to the ...
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MacBook keyboard doesn't respond during startup

I have had this problem for quite some time. my MacBook pro Retina early 2015 takes forever to start up.duribg startup the keyboard seems to be unresponsive to eg.cmd+alt+p+r or any other working key ...
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iMac randomly logging out (High Sierra and Mojave)

For the last month or so, my mac has been randomly logging out overnight. When I come back in the morning, it's at the login screen and all my applications need to restart. I know it's not a full ...
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How can you switch users at the login screen, without administrator access, with only one local account (the administrator) and many network accounts?

Sometimes, a network account is logged in, and the user doesn't/forgets to log out. When someone else uses this computer, the lock screen shows. The only options that I know of from here are: Click ...
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Which frameworks loads before decrypting FileVault? (help me messing around with login screen wallpaper)

as in title, I am messing around with login screen on MacOS Mojave, I managed to change guest picture (it is actually idiotic that you can't change it in settings) and login wallpaper to my own but ...
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Login screen characters all question marks, login info isn't working

I just reinstalled high Sierra after my Mac wouldn't restart. The moment it loads up I am presented with this screen. My login credentials don't work. Can someone explain to me what this screen is and ...
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User pictures with transparency

Has anyone been able to successfully get a user picture with transparency on the Mojave login screen? I have been using this old hint for years to do this, but with Mojave, it doesn't seem to work. ...
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Login Screen Background 'squeezed'

The login screen seems to be 'squeezed' into the lower left corner. Not sure what event caused this to happen. Macbook Air, El Capitan 10.11.6 What is the root cause of the problem and how can this ...
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Another black screen + cursor problem

My macbook 13inch late 2013 on highsierra gives me the blackscreen+cursor after I login. After I googled it, I found a fix involving the single user mode, but when I do press command+S it shows the ...
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Screen Sharing icon on login screen

I noticed the Screen Sharing icon when logging in despite it being disabled on my computer. After logging in, it didn't appear in the menu bar. What could be causing it? I tried enabling and ...
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How can I choose a user an the login page without a mouse?

As a old-school Unix junkie I don't like being forced to use a mouse when a simple keyboard shortcut would do. Today I found myself needing to login to an OSX machine just to launch an app, but the ...
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Problem unlocking Mac using Touch ID

I got a problem with using the Touch ID to unlock my MacBook Pro 15" running macOS High Sierra. Whenever I lock my screen by clicking the  → Lock Screen (or Control + Command + q), Mac locks me out ...
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macOS Seirra randomly boots me to login screen while I'm working

This has happened a few times over the years but more frequently. Lately, I'll be using my 13" Macbook Air (2014) and for no reason I can figure out, the entire system will freeze, the screen will go ...
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Remove “Other…” from Login screen

I've just upgraded to El Capitan from Mountain Lion, and now an Other... icon appears right next to my usual user-account (admin account) on the login screen. When I click on it, I can log in, as ...
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Kernel panic - Mac won't allow me to log in

My MacBook Pro is going through some sort of kernel panic, however it is not letting me log in at all. It just keeps restarting and playing the chime music before showing some error code text on the ...
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Macbook doesn't recognize its own keyboard at the login screen

My MacBook Pro started to show this warning when coming back from sleeping to the login screen. It doesn't recognize its own keyboard and asks for an external keyboard. Once an external keyboard is ...
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iMac login screen only half displayed

When I booted up my iMac yesterday, I was confused to find my login field had seemingly moved upwards, so that only the bottom half was showing. The lower half of the screen was just black. Is this a ...
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How can I add a custom message in the macOS login screen?

Our community group has just had three Apple Macs donated to us. Two are laptops with macOS Sierra installed and one is an iMac with macOS High Sierra installed. I’ve been asked to add a custom ...
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OSX opens all recent apps and files after logging in from a lock screen

I've noticed that every other day or so after a stepping away from my MBP (mid 2014, OSX 10.11.6) and logging back in, all of my recent apps and documents will be opened, even though they were not ...
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Different login screen now

My Mac's login screen is different from the normal one now and I am not sure why. My current login screen looks a little like this as opposed to this . Any ideas as to why this has changed?
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Only root login remains (all other users gone) and even root hangs, so can't access!

We have been locked out of our iMac running on El Capitan. Basically all known user accounts have disappeared. Only "other" remains which seems to the "system administrator" or "root" and when trying ...
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Login screen is half black

The login screen to my iMac is now half black every time it starts as shown here. Once logged in, the display is fine and I can view the whole screen. :s Any ideas why this might be and how to ...
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Change background login screen in macOS Sierra

I am trying desperately to change the login screen image (defaults to a blurred image) to any other image that I want. I have already tried: How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it ...
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Lock Screen vs Login Window - affect on running processes

It appears to me that BOTH Apple Menu>Lock Screen AND Fast User Switching Menu>Login Window halt user processes at some point. (AirServer eventually stops working for me) I would like to know if/why/...
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How do I disable the media keys (play, pause, skip, etc.) on the macOS login window?

When playing music on iTunes or similar and then locking the screen (accomplished by hitting the ⌃⌘Q key combination or selecting "Lock Screen" from the  menu), how do I prevent the media keys from ...
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MacBook Pro login screen characters replaced by question marks

I can't log in to my MacBook Pro. The log-in screen now has question marks in place of letters and won't allow me to type in the password box.
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Mac ignores “Display login window as” setting

My Mac mini ignores the "Display login window as" setting. I have it set to "Name and password" but it still displays a "List of users" whenever it reboots. It is a multi-boot setup. Does OS X for ...
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User account doesn't appear on first login screen

After restarting my computer when I am presented with the initial login screen (the light gray one with the restart and shut down buttons), I see only two of my three user accounts. If I log in with ...
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Mac keyboard beeps at login screen

I have a 2015 MacBook Air 13. Right after I let it sleep and reopen, I can't type the password as it only beeps when alphanumeric keys are pressed. It also beeps when escape, space, delete or arrow ...