password at log in

macOS & Mac Apps
I just disabled automatic log on at startup in the security tab. I did this because I want the security of requiring my password at log on. However, when I reboot my Air, there is no speech. Simply typing the password logs in and voiceover starts speaking. I would like voiceover to tell me when the system is ready for the password (as JAWS in WIndows does) so I'm sure that the machine is at the point in the startup sequence when the password should be entered. Is there any way to do this? I also think this is necessary in case there's a problem at boot up, which I won't know without speech. THanks for any ideas.



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, February 2, 2013

Try this. go to system preferences.
  1. Go to users and groups.
  2. Go to the bottom of the table called log in options.
  3. Check the box that says to use voice over at the log on screen.
You might need to unlock system prefs first so just warning you Hth.

Marrie, Thanks so much. This works perfectly. These are the reasons I so appreciate this list. It's a great way to get quick, simple help from others with different experiences and tricks they have learned.


Thank you for this. I hope you can help me too...
I am experiencing the same problem, I did follow the instructions above but still no voice over in log-in window during start up...

I can't figure what to do. I am new to Macbook pro early2011 with OS10 Yosemite.

Please help me.

Thank you,