Remove security for installations etc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by antdawe, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. antdawe macrumors regular

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    Is there anyway I can stop my mac asking me for a password to install applications, change settings etc

    i understand this might be a good security feature for many but I am the only one that uses my mac so for me its a pain.

    any help would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    It's more so about things installing without your knowledge than being installed by other users.

    I know you can have a blank password. In that case you'd just have to hit enter.
     
  4. antdawe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never thought about anything installing without my knowledge.

    In that case I shall just deal with it

    Thanks guys
     
  5. MacHamster68, Aug 3, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i strongly advice against going online without admin passord protection , unless you create a new account without admin rights

    like GGJstudios said , its your first line of defence
     
  6. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi antdawe,
    I never had a password on any of my Macs in the over 20 years of using them.
    And don't have any on my 5 Macs now (but I'm an 'expert' user & quite diligent in my usage of ANY computer {also have 4 PCs - no passwords}).
    For average user a password is a necessity...
     

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