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schwine1

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Sep 13, 2008
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I have a Mac Mini (Late 2014) with the El Capitan OS X and a few third party applications produce a pop-up window with this message: "<name of application> wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this."

Thanks for any tips on how to prevent these messages from appearing on the computer desktop.
 

kryten2

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Why? That's the point of these messages. To inform you that something is about to get changed on your Mac. Would you rather not be informed about it? Ignorance is bliss. It would be helpful to post the names of these third party applications.
 
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Partron22

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Apr 13, 2011
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Doesn't seem to be any way around this particular little bit of occasionally useful Mac security theatre.
 
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schwine1

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Sep 13, 2008
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Doesn't seem to be any way around this particular little bit of occasionally useful Mac security theatre.
The main one is TrashIt which I use quite often. The changes this software will make is to empty the trash. For some applications this security feature can be useful, but not so much for routine activities like this one.
 
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Tech198

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Mar 21, 2011
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Crappy installation usage.... The instructions suggest u change the option in system preferences to "allow download from anywhere"

However they probably suggest that because that could be way around this popup.... not too sure because never been in that situation.

I've always used the built in trash, and anything 'stuck' in the trash can usually be resolved with a restart/relaunch of Finder in most cases.... No need for third party app, unless u have sensitive files in their u don't wanna be seen by others, or emptied by others. (thus, the password protection) Trashit would have.
 
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