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Authored by: derrickbass on Jul 28, '04 07:34:33PM

That's precisely the point. The checkbox makes you authenticate on wake-from-sleep AND the screensaver. I've always found that annoying. I only want to authenticate on wake-from-sleep. (Actually, what I really want is my screensaver to come on after 10 minutes, but I want the password dialog only if I'm away for an hour.)

Oh, and to those of you who are worried about other admin users being able to get into your account from the standard password dialog... you may want to rescind their administrator access. They already have the ability to access everything in your account, change your password, format your disk, do screen captures to spy on you, whatever. If you don't trust them not to abuse this power, they shouldn't be administrators.

In fact, I wish there were a way for an administrator to get into other accounts from the login screen. It's awfully frustrating when you need to reboot but there is someone else logged in. You have no good way of knowing whether killing their session will cause them to lose work or corrupt their preferences or whatever. (Of course, these days there is absolutely no excuse for programs to lose data when they are killed, but programs that have this feature are nevertheless few and far between.)

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