New PB putting on a password

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by EJBasile, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004

    When i set up my new powerbook i made it so that it did not have a password. I was playing around with my PB today and I went to prefs>accounts and it says that I have a password on my computer, yet it never asks me for one and I never put one one. The password is 7 characters long. If I try to delete it, it says that with out a password anyone can get into my computer. I click ok and it tells me that my password is to short. Then it will let me close the prefs box, but when i reopen it, a password is back in the spot where you put it in

    Whats going on here?
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Some programs do this.

    It requires a password in the coding, but allows you to not use one, so a random password is used.

    On Windows 95, this was a problem because after you selected a password then deleted it, it made random passwords that you had to enter. That made my dad angry lol - he reinstalled '95.

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