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Temporarily disable automatic login
Authored by: stepwallace on Apr 25, '11 06:25:25PM
Actually the hint is correct when it says ““You just need to press and hold the Shift key during the boot ONLY when the Blue screen appears. It will disable autologin and you can choose between your accounts.”. The timing of when you push shift does different things in the startup process.
  • Holding shift from approximately the "Chime" will boot you into safe mode.
  • Holding shift from the blue screen will temporarily disable autologin.
  • Holding shift from immediately after login will disable login items.
I can't see this feature documented in any of apple's externally available support documentation.

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