administrator for a mac question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sammyvine, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. sammyvine macrumors regular

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    Basically i was reading that if you are the administrator of your macbook, when ever you download content it should ask for a password.

    I am the administrator for my mac but when i ever download songs for example from a website or anything, it never asks me for a password.

    Do i need to change the settings so it asks you or does your mac only ask for your passowrd with certain software?:eek:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know where you read that, but it's false. You don't need a password to download files.
     
  3. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I think it just asks for a password when you want to install an application or something like that. Downloading songs and things like that shouldn't trigger you to enter your password.
     
  4. sammyvine thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh so give me a softward to install that will ask me for a password?

    i just want to check and make sure if you can!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some software can be installed without requiring an admin password, and some can't. Whether you run a standard or admin user account makes no difference. If it requires the password, just enter it.
     

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