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Automatic log in to a Mac on restart?

So, following up on my previous question: I have this Mac Mini that will drive a big data display. I wrote an AppleScript that starts up Chrome and goes to fullscreen mode, and I put that script in the startup items and it all works swell. BUT! I still need to log in for it to work. Can I set something up so that the Mac starts and runs without any user intervention at all? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Oct 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Start it up, shut it down, but on a schedule

What's the best and most reasonably priced software (or free method), on both the Mac and PC platforms, for scheduling computer startup and shutdown, along with application startup and shutdown. Different software for each platform is fine. Being able to control this from an iPhone would be great too. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Updating OS on a New Mac...While Keeping it Virginally New

I'm donating a Mac laptop, and it's loaded with 10.6.0. I want to upgrade it to 10.6.1, but then still have the computer start up for them "virgin" (i.e. with the "welcome to macintosh" rigamarole and with no other accounts appearing). [NOTE: you may believe that's a silly thing to desire. Your disdain has been pre-registered, but I stupidly persist in hoping for this result]. Is there any way to update the OS and then completely erase my own footprints? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Could cold be a imac problem

Is it possible the cold in the room is a factor in why my older imac has a difficult time starting up in the morning?
posted by citybuddha on Dec 8, 2008 - 12 answers

My Macbook pro won't start

Mac emergency! I was forced to shut my mac down in the middle of upgrading to Leopard and now it won't start up again! [more inside]
posted by Ringo on Aug 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup?

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup? I hit the knowledge base, chatted with a tech, ran various tests and tried the basic tricks, but still, no go. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jun 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week?

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Apr 29, 2006 - 12 answers

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