3 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2014 4:34 AM by Mama hurts
GaryKing Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

The Mac's System Preferences panels have a universal "lock" icon which, when locked, will apply to all panes, therefore preventing the user from changing any settings until they unlock the System Preferences by typing in their admin password.

 

I like to keep it locked at all times. However, whenever I restart my computer, System Preferences unlocks itself.

 

How do I keep the lock setting locked even after a restart?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, 16 GB RAM
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,875 points)

    From the menu bar, select

      

     ▹ System Preferences... ▹ Security & PrivacyGeneral

    If there's a closed padlock icon in the lower left corner of the preference pane, click it and authenticate to unlock the settings. Enter your login password when prompted.

    Click the Advanced button and check the box marked

    Require an administrator password to access locked preferences

    in the sheet that drops down. Then click OK.

  • phil3749 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorted, Thank you for this tip.

  • Mama hurts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    correct password for me results in sys prefs crashing leaves this...

     

     

     

    Date/Time:      2014-05-27 04:16:24.758 -0700

    OS Version:     10.4.11 (Build 8S165)

    Report Version: 4

     

     

    Command: System Preferences

    Path:    /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences

    Parent:  WindowServer [58]

     

     

    Version:        3.3 (3.3)

    Build Version:  20

    Project Name:   SystemPrefsApp

    Source Version: 1260100

     

     

    PID:    215

    Thread: Unknown

     

     

    Link (dyld) error:

     

     

    Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/Accelerate.framework/Versions/A/Accelerate

      Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework/QuickTime

      Reason: no suitable image found.  Did find:

              /System/Library/Frameworks/Accelerate.framework/Versions/A/Accelerate: unknown required load command 0x8000001F

              /System/Library/Frameworks/Accelerate.framework/Versions/A/Accelerate: unknown required load command 0x8000001F /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework/QuickTime

    Model: PowerMac7,3, BootROM 5.2.4f1, 2 processors, PowerPC G5  (3.1), 2.7 GHz, 8 GB

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, GeForce 6800 Ultra, AGP, 256 MB

    Memory Module: DIMM0/J11, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM1/J12, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM2/J13, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM3/J14, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM4/J41, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM5/J42, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM6/J43, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Memory Module: DIMM7/J44, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330

    Network Service: Built-in Ethernet, Ethernet, en0

    Serial ATA Device: Maxtor 6Y160M0, 152.67 GB

    Parallel ATA Device: SONY    DVD RW DW-Q28A, 7.83 GB

    USB Device: Hub, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    USB Device: Hub in Apple Pro Keyboard, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 1.5 Mb/sec, 100 mA

    USB Device: Apple Pro Keyboard, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 250 mA

    USB Device: Apple Cinema HD Display, Apple Computer, Inc., Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    FireWire Device: unknown_device, unknown_value, Up to 400 Mb/se