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ARD highlight and erases remote login passwords

512 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2013 6:51 AM by - Julian RSS
thadgann Calculating status...
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Jun 3, 2013 5:06 PM

When using ARD to log into remote Macs that have screens locked with a password, on several occasions after two or three characters are entered all characters are hilighted and the next keystroke erases the first part of the password. Does anyone know how to fix this error?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Brian Nesse Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Jun 4, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to thadgann)

    I don't think that's an ARD issue. I see that same thing happen when logging in to my laptop (I have a password on my screen saver) multiple times a day.

  • TeenTitan Level 4 Level 4 (2,410 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:59 PM (in response to thadgann)

    I've experinced similar issues in the past. BUT I wasn't even using ARD at the time; I was using logmein. at the time I though maybe a key was stuck down on the keyboard or some one was playing with the keyboard.


    I don't remember what I did at the time to work get past the issue. I think I rebooted the computer or typed very slowly with big pauses between each letter.


    BUT like brian, I use screen saver with lock. So it's very possible I was at the screen saver lock window when I had the issue. and my box is a 10.8 box.

  • - Julian Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to thadgann)

    I've also experienced this same issue using both ARD and Apples built in VNC client. My current work around is pressing the arrow key after entering each character of my password to ensure the text is not highlighted. This is both annoying and inefficient but it seems to work. Rebooting the remote machine to the login window has worked as well.


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