Mac OS X Volume+Screensaver Bug - any security implications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I've discovered that the volume keys are allowed, and actually change the volume, while the screen saver is active, even if it is password-protected. Is this a bug? If it's a deliberate feature, I hope Apple hasn't accidentally allowed OTHER problematic keys to slip through, like Escape for instance. If it's a bug, does it have any security implications? I don't think it does, unless other keys are allowed.
  2. archdelux macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    I somehow 'got rid' of this bug/feature by installing KeyLemon, however, when I uninstalled, the bug/feature remained. I would like to have back the ability to control volume without typing in my password...any idea on how to get this bug/feature re-instated?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's functioning as designed. It's not a bug or flaw and there are no "security implications". You can't harm anything or override any security measures by simply adjusting volume or screen brightness while the screen saver is active.
  4. archdelux macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Yeah, I rather liked that feature.. so any ideas as to how to get it back? Or maybe any ideas as to what changed so that I can at least know where to start in trying to reconfigure it?

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