- Taking Advantage of Custom Settings
- Moving the Dock Around
- Changing the Dock's Size
- Customizing the Dock's Behavior
- Changing the Way the Finder Works
- Changing Your Desktop Picture
- Changing Your Screen Saver
- Changing Your Login Icon
- Changing Your Mac's Language
- Adding Login Items
- Increasing Your Mac's Security
- Making Your Own Widgets
- Automatically Updating Your Widgets
- Creating Custom Network Locations
Increasing Your Mac’s Security
Whether these settings are important to you depends on how vulnerable your Mac is to snoopy intruders. If your computer is in a dorm room or an open office, or if it’s a laptop, you’ll probably want to put at least some of these measures in place to ensure that un-authorized people can’t use it.
Choose Apple menu, System Preferences.
Click the Security & Privacy button to see your choices.
Click the General button, and then click the Require password check box to make sure that only you can wake up the computer when it’s sleeping.
Click the check boxes next to the other options to turn them on or off.