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Can I delete apps without having to enter ID?
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Mar 6, 2014, 01:01 PM
 
On my Macbook Air, it's asking for an ID every time I want to delete an app, very tedious. Not getting this on my desktop. thanks!

PS, this forum is now asking for constant log ins....
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Mar 6, 2014, 01:30 PM
 
Jeff, it sounds like it's a problem that has less to do with having to enter your ID for deleting apps and more to do with your laptop not remembering (or being set to not remember) your credentials.

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Mar 6, 2014, 05:42 PM
 
Thanks G, any solution? It's crazy tedious.
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Mar 6, 2014, 05:59 PM
 
I get that when I'm not signed in as the admin, or the permissions are set that way. Is there more than one user?

should be a separate issue with the forum, if you had the browser save your login maybe it lost a preference?
     
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Mar 6, 2014, 08:49 PM
 
thanks Andi, what should I do / try with the Macbook Air?


For this forum, I'm clicking remember me, not helping. Firefox.
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Mar 7, 2014, 07:52 AM
 
For the applications: Change the permissions on the Applications folder to Read-Write for a group that you are a member of.

For the forum: When you click to log in, there is a checkbox that you check to make the forum remember you.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Mar 7, 2014, 12:31 PM
 
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0 for 2 dang!
I changed the final thing to read / write ( everyone). Now all 3 are read write, yet still asking for password to delete apps.

I do check remember me, but now have to log in here to answer every questions.
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Mar 7, 2014, 01:01 PM
 
Have you allowed MacNN to save cookies on your computer?

Without cookies, the forum has no way to remember you.
     
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Mar 7, 2014, 01:23 PM
 
Yes, cookies get saved. just checked, there are 5-6 cookies from macnn
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Mar 7, 2014, 11:27 PM
 
I would delete all Macnn cookies and try again. Maybe they got corrupted.

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Mar 7, 2014, 11:57 PM
 
Turtle will try that, any ideas on the first issue?
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Mar 8, 2014, 11:31 AM
 
Not sure. Something seems to be screwed up with the permissions. Maybe repair permissions will fix it, maybe not.

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Mar 8, 2014, 12:24 PM
 
If you change the permissions so you have read-write in that folder, you can add new apps and delete them without typing the password. Any app installed when you were authenticated will require you to type the password again.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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