2 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2008 11:03 AM by Király
Globalmark Level 1 (0 points)
I am getting a Bit annoyed as I do not have a Password set on login or anything but every time i log on or install application,etc it comes up with the Password needed screen ( which i leave blank and push enter )
I just want to get rid of this Password screen altogether, so when i log on it does not ask me also when installing application,etc

so if anyone knows how to do this as i have tried all usual things in settings ( accounts and security ) but must be someway of getting rid of this ..

Thanks Mark

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2.4ghz , 1gb ram
  • Steve Macko Level 2 (150 points)
    Go into the System Preferences, and then into the "Accounts" area. At the bottom of the left hand pane is the "Login Options" button. This will open the subpage where you can enable "Automatic login". You will need to select your account from the list. Afterwards, the machine will start up and automatically log in to the account selected.

    Now the warning... I would never do what you are attempting to do- on any machine running any operating system. Running without a password is bad enough. Letting the machine log in by itself is worse.

  • Király Level 6 (9,635 points)
    If you are running all the time in an admin account, with no admin password set, you are asking for serious trouble, especially if you use WiFi in a public access area.

    I suggest you set an admin password, use a non-admin account for your daily use (a passwordless non-admin account is MUCH safer than a passwordless admin account), and put up with the admin password prompts to install software or to configure system prefs.