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AutoFill Passwords
#28144 02/12/14 06:28 PM
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Under Safari password prefs I checked "Allow AutoFill even for the websites that request passwords not be saved." I then get: "Your Mac must have a screen lock to allow AutoFill for websites that require password not be saved." Then, "Screen lock settings are available in Security & Privacy preferences."

I went to Security & Priacy prefs and then didn't know what to do, so I unlocked the lock. It still makes no difference. Help! confused


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
plantsower #28148 02/12/14 08:36 PM
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You turn on the screen lock by checking the box for "Require password [some time] after sleep or screen saver begins".

The padlock needs to be unlocked to make most changes on this pane, but (at least on Mavericks) the "require password" setting can be changed even if the padlock is locked.

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ganbustein #28153 02/13/14 04:34 AM
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Where is that box and those words? They are not under Password prefs in Safari that I can see.

Originally Posted By: ganbustein
You turn on the screen lock by checking the box for "Require password [some time] after sleep or screen saver begins".

The padlock needs to be unlocked to make most changes on this pane, but (at least on Mavericks) the "require password" setting can be changed even if the padlock is locked.


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
ganbustein #28154 02/13/14 05:15 AM
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Okay I found it and did what you said. That sounds like a weird way to allow passwords to be filled in on websites. I don't know what that has to do with sleep or screen savers.

Thanks for your help. Let's hope it works.



Originally Posted By: ganbustein
You turn on the screen lock by checking the box for "Require password [some time] after sleep or screen saver begins".

The padlock needs to be unlocked to make most changes on this pane, but (at least on Mavericks) the "require password" setting can be changed even if the padlock is locked.


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
plantsower #28155 02/13/14 07:15 AM
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It's a security measure to prevent passwords from being auto-entered by others when you walk away from your desk; theoretically, you'd either put your Mac to sleep or start your screensaver and be protected.

Edit: In your case, the security may outweigh the AutoFill benefit.

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Re: AutoFill Passwords
artie505 #28158 02/13/14 06:17 PM
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I'm the only one who uses my computer, so I'd rather have the auto fill in. It's a home computer only.

Why would the security outweigh the autofill in my case????


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
ganbustein #28159 02/13/14 06:18 PM
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It worked!!! Thank you.

Originally Posted By: ganbustein
You turn on the screen lock by checking the box for "Require password [some time] after sleep or screen saver begins".

The padlock needs to be unlocked to make most changes on this pane, but (at least on Mavericks) the "require password" setting can be changed even if the padlock is locked.


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
artie505 #28160 02/13/14 06:36 PM
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Oh, now I see what you mean. I put my computer to sleep and then had to input my password to get back on which I have never had to do.

I'm learning.


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Re: AutoFill Passwords
plantsower #28162 02/13/14 09:01 PM
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smile

Yup, that's the trade-off...your decision.


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