If you have a Mac set up in a secure location as a media center or with limited access by anyone but authorized users, then you may find the OS X log-in password requirement to be a burden.
While log-in items in OS X can be hidden, some may not do so and end up displaying onscreen when you log in to your system. Here is an approach to address this problem.
While the log-in items list in OS X is mainly used to open applications, it can be used to do several other common tasks as well.
OS X supports a number of different ways to automatically launch applications and services, some of which are a little more obscure than others and may result in applications launching, even though they are not in obvious start-up items locations.
From will templates to postmortem e-mails, free and low-cost Web services help you put your affairs in order, send messages from the afterlife (sort of), and ensure your online accounts are properly laid to rest.
Periodically, readers will need to access files off old computers that they have kept stashed away for years (I still have my PowerBook 150, and will probably never get rid of it). If you are one of these people and have protected your old Mac with OS 9's
One problem that may occur when logging in to OS X is an error warning that mentions insecure startup items.
A few users who have installed Snow Leopard on their systems have run into a problem where upon logging in the system claims the "Startup Items" folder is insecure and items from this folder will not be used.
If the log-in session in OS X ever unexpectedly quits, all of your currently open applications will be quit too. Here are some approaches to addressing this issue if it happens.
Sometimes problems with the handling of log files in OS X can result in log files taking up large amounts of disk space. Here are some ways to tackle these problems.