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Question: Facebook password pop-up

I found another thread for this but none of the suggestions worked, so I am reviving it. I'm getting a pop-up titled "Facebook Password" that asks me to "Enter the password for (my email) in System Preferences. If I hit cancel, it just pops back up. If I go into System Preferences and enter my Facebook credentials, it tells me "Unable to verify account name or password." Interestingly, if I enter the wrong password, it does nothing. But if I enter the right password, it gives me that message. I've tried to 30 times - I'm not typing it in wrong. I'm getting ready to trade in my Mac. So tired of all the bizarre pop-ups and weird chain passwords and crap that comes with using an Apple product. It's always something!

MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

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May 26, 2018 9:41 AM in response to lmckissack In response to lmckissack


Go to System Preferences > Internet Accounts.

Select Facebook on the left then click the - (minus) under that pane.

Then click Facebook on the right. Enter your username and password.

See if that makes a difference.

May 26, 2018 9:41 AM

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May 28, 2018 11:38 AM in response to lmckissack In response to lmckissack


Depending if you are in the EU then you may have to agree to some Privacy Update

Some firms are already lagging behind allegedly

It is interesting you think the issue with Apple.

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7:38 pm Monday; May 28, 2018

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 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
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May 28, 2018 11:38 AM

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Jun 7, 2018 1:58 PM in response to dianefromardmore In response to dianefromardmore

I read a post earlier today from someone who had contacted Apple and it said Apple was aware of the problem and is supposedly working on a fix. Since Yosemite is no longer supported by Apple, it may not get fixed in Yosemite.

Jun 7, 2018 1:58 PM

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Question: Facebook password pop-up