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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 15-Dec-08

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Grey Lines Mar MacBook Air Displays -- Is the problem with the new MacBook Air displays widespread enough to consider holding off on buying one? (2 messages)


Font used by Dictionary.app in OS X? -- When the phonetic spellings in Mac OS X's Dictionary application go screwy, a reader suspects a problem font, leading to a discussion of which fonts in the system are safe to deactivate. (8 messages)


Keyboard backlight -- How do you set the keyboard backlight on some Mac laptops to adjust itself automatically according to a room's light level? (3 messages)


Low ranking for the new MacBook -- Readers discuss the limitation in MacBooks where video content can't be played on non-HDCP compliant displays. (4 messages)


Apple Confirms Antivirus Software Is (Usually) Unnecessary -- Readers discuss the current state of virus vulnerability on the Mac. (11 messages)

 

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