Prevent confirmation pop-ups

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by pbakker, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. pbakker macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2014
    Hello, since I switched to Mavericks several actions that I do daily on my MacBook now require my confirmation through a pop-up. For instance, when I switch off screen lock, I get:

    When I turn a socks proxy on or off using the command line utility networksetup, I get:

    Is there a general security setting that can be used to prevent these annoying pop-ups?
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Sorry, I don't know how to change it, but how often do you need to turn screen lock on and off? That is one of the very few things that show popups for me, and I thought it was always like that.
  3. pbakker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2014
    I didn't get those pop-ups in Lion. They started coming after the upgrade.

    I switch between screen lock and no screen lock depending on the surrounding environment. Everybody has personal data on their machine they may wish to protect when the machine is unattended. I for one don't like all the password-typing to unlock the screen, so it's a trade-off.

    As these security questions started happening after the upgrade, I was hoping there might be a setting that is turned on by default on Mavericks that I can turn off to restore the previous beneficent situation.

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