7 popups every startup, plus constant replacements. All take focus.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Murrayhughrs, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Murrayhughrs macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How to stop them?
    It makes to MacBook awful to use.
    Example popup reads
    XXX wants to use the local items keychain.
    XXX varies.
    Have googled this, but the solutions didn't match or we're confusing.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    #2
    What OS are you running?

    What does each pop up say?

    The first place I’d check is System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    The symptoms you describe are what happens after you change your local account password, but don't change your keychain password. Or vice versa.

    When you login to your local account, if the login and keychain passwords are the same (as they are by default), then your keychain is automatically unlocked. This ensures that apps and services which need keychain passwords can get them, if they have permission.

    If the keychain is locked, then those apps and services can't get anything from the keychain, and you get prompted to unlock the keychain.

    Apps and services that don't have permission to use the keychain can't get anything from it, even when the keychain is unlocked.


    The simple solution is to change your keychain password so it matches the login account's password. Read this:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201609
     

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