Applications "want to make changes" Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by schwine1, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. schwine1 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    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.
  2. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    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.
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Doesn't seem to be any way around this particular little bit of occasionally useful Mac security theatre.
  4. schwine1, Jun 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016

    schwine1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    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.
  5. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    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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