How to disable pseudo-UAC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 173080, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. 173080 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    How can I disable these ridiculous warnings?

    I get them every time I open an application I either downloaded or received via email. I know where it came from, it is my responsibility if I open it and something goes wrong.

    Thanks Apple for trying to warn me, but no thanks.

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  2. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    It should only do it the first time you open it. It basically does this because sometimes a file may be an application disguised to the user as something harmless, so warning the user that it is, in fact, an application just keeps the user aware.

    It's not as bad as UAC, and little things like this are part of what make OS X such a secure OS. Without these blocks, we'd start seeing viruses and malware be able to get in.
  3. 173080 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    I understand the purpose and that it benefits the majority of users.

    However, I would like to disable it. I receive application updates several times a day via email and those warnings can get annoying.

    I've never liked technology looking after everything I do. I have a permanent battle with traction control/ABS in cars, so I have the dealer pull the fuses/disable them on mine.
  4. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    Oh, you're one of THOSE people...:rolleyes:
  5. 173080 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Yes, I don't like technology restricting me or telling me what I should do.

    How can I disable those warnings?
  6. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Odd that you chose a Mac then. Don't get me wrong, I love OS X and Apple makes some great products, but offering choice and customization has never been their specialty.
  7. Lordedmond macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Tilchestune UK
    Then if you prang it your insurance will be void the assessor will check if it was disabled
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I've never tried it, but enable the root user, login as root, and try it. You're on your own after that.
  9. 173080 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    I use a Mac because it is beautiful and elegant.

    These customizations are usually a plist away.

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