Software :: Spotlight Forgets Privacy?

Nov 5, 2008

I have two external drives which I do not wish Spotlight to index. I add both drives to the privacy list in the system preference panel, but every time I reboot (usually for a system update), Spotlight ties up my computer for several hours indexing these two drives again!

How do I convince Spotlight to honour the privacy settings on a clean reboot?

Is this some sort of timing issue where the external drives may not be ready when Spotlight starts, so it removes them from the list, and later when they are ready Spotlight notices them and processes them?

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OS X :: Forgets Passwords On Sites

Apr 30, 2008

My computer (newer imac, last gen) has an issue with remembering passwords. It'll forget them in the middle of me using the internet. Usually it forgets what my Gmail password is (using the gmail notifier in the top right corner), it forgets my passwords on sites like this (every week or so) and it forgets certain things i do in certain programs (itll reset everything like i've never used it before).

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OS X :: Forgets Password Every Time

Feb 19, 2010

Answer for [URL:..] no password is being remembered. I turn it on Airport password asked, i have to enter 3 mail account passwords everytime.

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OS X :: Firewall Forgets The Settings That Allow Connection For ITunes?

Jan 3, 2011

I have a problem with firewall under 10.6.5 under both of my macs (MBPRo and MacMini). The system firewall forgets the settings that allow connetction for iTunes, World of Warcraft Launcher, Blizzard Downloader, DropBox app. I have to mention that settings are set for this apps in system preferences / firewall.

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Applications :: PhotoShop Forgets Position And Existence?

May 28, 2008

I use PhotoShop every day and since Leopard I have been using Spaces which saves me a tremendous amount of time. My problem is that PhotoShop does not "see" Spaces at all and it turns the normal everyday pain of working with PhotoShop into something truly excruciating. What I am looking for here are workarounds if anyone has them. My main issue is that PhotoShop forgets the positions and even the existence of almost all palettes, toolbars, etc. if you switch into a different "space." Even though the various palettes are checked as visible, they do not show as such until you uncheck them and then re-check them in the menus. This means about 20 clicks minimum to get the workspace back to where it was when you (foolishly) decided to switch spaces.

I have discovered of course that you can "save the workspace environment" (something I have never had to do before and have absolutely no use for), but PShop puts your saved workspace at the very bottom of a menu containing over 23 items! If you have twenty documents open, the menu then has 43 items, etc. The other alternative is to use the "default" workspace (paradoxically at the *top* of that same menu), and switch to that each time you come back to the program. But this is also a couple of clicks that I don't need, and it doesn't work for me anyway as my usual "workspace" is the default one with only a couple of adjustments (three or four more clicks each time). so even to use the default workspace, I have this tedious four or five click routine to perform every time I switch back to the program. So while we are waiting for Adobe to produce some software with some sort of minimal functionality. Does anyone else have any ideas how I can use Spaces with PShop and have less than five or so wasted clicks every time I want to use the stupid thing?

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MacBook Pro :: Unibody With 10.6.2 Forgets To Auto - Dim Its Display After About Day

Jan 26, 2010

After about a day of use my Unibody MBP 13" running 10.6.2 forgets how to auto-dim its display. The "automatically adjust brightness" checkbox is still checked, but the display doesn't change brightness even if I put my thumb over the sensor. Checking & unchecking the box makes no difference. Trashing ~ System Preferences .plist makes no difference.

If I switch to another user that user still has auto-dimming working OK. If I log out and in again auto-dim works again for a day or two. So it seems like software and not hardware. I've also reset the SMC, no difference.

- have the same problem?
- know what bit of software handles auto-dim:- is there a process I can quit and relaunch?
- useful suggestions eg about .plist trashing?

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Software :: System Preference Forgets Everything When I Restart

Oct 28, 2010

Ive read tons of threads about system prefs not remembering things and i am still yet to find something that fixes this problem. When i restart, or shut down and reboot, once i enter my password system prefs wont remember a single thing. not my default browser, not the size of my dock or my background. it takes all the songs out of my itunes and forgets all the passwords to my accounts online. it removes icons from my dock for example i added firefox to the computer and when i restart firefox is in the app folder but the icon wont stay on the dock. this is driving me insane. ive repaired permissions countless times.

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MacBook Air :: Forgets Display And Keyboard Settings After Restart

Jun 6, 2009

I have a rev. A MBA and it does two odd things. If I set the display to full brightness, then power down and back up, the display doesn't return to full brightness. I have to go into the display preferences pane and move the slider a fraction of an inch to return to full brightness. The "adjust brightness for ambient light" and "reduce brightness on this power source" are disabled, so that isn't it. Also, the MBA forgets the brightness setting for the keyboard when it is powered off and then on again. As best I can determine the keyboard brightness is set to a random level at power up. I've used MacBook Pros for years, so I don't think it's anything I'm doing.

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OS X Mavericks :: Apple Mail Forgets Password For Gmail?

Nov 30, 2014

I've seen this problem documented elsewhere, but none of the "solutions" seem to work. 

I have two-step verification enabled on my Gmail account. I generate a unique application password for Apple Mail, which I enter into the password field in the Mail application. 

Inexplicably, anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 week later, when I attempt to send an e-mail I will be prompted that the password is "wrong." It isn't, because I HAVEN'T CHANGED ANYTHING. The only way I can get the message to go away is to revoke and then re-generate another unique password.

Interestingly, I can receive e-mails into the account with no problem, but it seems the sending part is where Mail gets wonky. I have tried: 

-Removing the e-mail account entirely from Mail and setting it up from scratch

-Deleting all traces of the old password from my Mac, including from Keychain Access (did this combined with the above). 

I am getting tired of this and am two steps from ditching Mail for a more functional e-mail client.

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OS X :: Finder Is Restarted Completely Forgets The Settings For The Applications Folder

Apr 5, 2009

Attached you'll see two images. The first, 'Applications Folder', is how I want my Applications Folder to look whenever I access it directly (i.e. from the Go menu in the Finder Menu Bar, or from an alias or from the Dock by right-clicking, Open "Applications").

Finder used to remember this appearance perfectly. I can't remember exactly when this started, but now whenever Finder is restarted (killall Finder or a reboot) it completely forgets the settings for the Applications folder and opens it as shown in the second image, 'Finder Bug'. That's the far right of the screen, by the way. Not only does it forget the size and position of the folder's window, it also resets the grid spacing to the default value.

It only does it for this folder...I've already tried removing the .DS_Store file many times, so it's not an issue with that file. I've also run clean-up scripts and repaired permissions. It's bugs like this that still make me long for Tiger.

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Applications :: With Every Computer Reboot ITunes Forgets IPod Touch

May 10, 2010

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and used Migration Assistant to move my old MacBook files to the new machine. Ever since the file migration, my brand new iPod Touch is having a lot of problems connecting to iTunes. Here's the deal: When connected by USB to the new MBP, the iPod charges fine, but is not recognized by iTunes (does not show up at all). After mucking around a bit (unplugging/plugging in, deleting iTunes plists, and repairing disk permissions) I decided to reinstall iTunes. I followed Apple's directions to completely remove iTunes and after reinstalling iTunes the iPod was detected and all was working great again...until I shut down and restarted my computer and the iPod was no longer recognized.

I proceeded to uninstall/reinstall iTunes again. It worked!...until I restarted my computer and iTunes would not recognize the iPod again. Interestingly, each time that I followed Apple's directions to completely remove iTunes, I could not find iTunesHelper running in either Activity Monitor or present in the start-up items of System Preferences as the Apple KB suggested it should be. I should also mention that the new iPod Touch has no problems being detected by iTunes on my old MacBook (the source hard drive for the file migration). This is baffling to say the least. I'm getting ready to forget Migration Assistant, nuke my new MBP's user account and start from scratch.

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ITunes :: It Forgets Media Folder Is On External Hard Drive?

May 9, 2012

I have recently started using a Time Capsule with an external hard drive attached. I have moved my music and video to the external hard drive to free up space on my MacBook Pro hard drive. I have set up iTunes to play from the external hard drive (which works fine), however, although I have changed the location of the iTune media folder in Preferences it keeps reverting to the iTunes media folder on my Mac's hard drive.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Applications :: Looking For UTorrent Privacy?

Sep 10, 2010

Is there a way to hide/show a fake IP address when using uTorrent?

If not, are there any other torrent clients that can do this?

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MacBook Pro :: Looking For A Privacy Screen ?

Dec 23, 2009

I have a late model 2009 unibody 13" Macbook Pro. For most of my work laptops (pc's) I have always purchased a screen filter for protecting my work when others are around. I am trying to find one for my macbook that allows me to remove it if needed and still allow the macbook to shut. With this rubber edge that goes around the screen it seems there is no product that fits in the gap between the keys and the screen while letting the laptop shut.

I now carry around one from my pc's but now I have to take it out of the laptop, shut the laptop and then make room for this film in my bag. All while hoping that it doesn't get bent or damaged. At $50 it's a risk that I don't want to spend money on again.The one I am using now is made by 3M and its great. It's just size for a 17" it looks odd.

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OS X :: Protecting Privacy And Genius Bar?

May 17, 2010

I need to send my MBP in. Rather than giving them my user account password, I've created a new account that has admin privileges. Is that all I need to do? Or can admin accounts access all the info on the computer? I've heard horror stories here of peoples' photos being looked at, FB profiles accessed, etc.

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Applications :: Iphoto Weakness Privacy?

Feb 1, 2009

Just want to raise some issues on iphoto 09 and confidentiality

- faces now means that one cannot be in a crowd and hope to pass un-noticed. If someone knows you, has you as a "face" in iphoto, most probably you will be recognized in a crowd. So our general public life is now more "noticed"

- places means that if you have gps enabled phone, you may no longer be able to say you are somewhere, as the GPS will quite precisely put you in the correct location on the map.

So if these features are positive in some ways, they can actually compromise your privacy. For example, there is not way to tell iPhone not to geo-tag a photo.

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OS X :: Protecting Privacy Before Repair Visits?

Jul 14, 2009

So does anybody do anything special for this? I'm going to delete cookies from my browsers, for example.
And I have my password/accounts list in an encrypted disc image...

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Dec 7, 2014

I'm trying to change a security setting on my MacBook Pro to allow an app to be downloaded. The lock in the corner is locked but when I try to unlock it, it stays locked. I'm logged in as administrator and have opened the lock under Users. Why can't I unlock this to make the changes?

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Applications :: Safari 4 Privacy And Top Sites History

Mar 3, 2009

Has anyone else noticed that if you clear your history, past sites (based on your history) still show up in Top Sites? Anyone else think this kinda blows the whole idea of "clearing your history" if you do it for privacy reasons. Anyone know how to clear out your top sites?

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Applications :: Finding New Privacy Settings In Firefox 3.5

Apr 25, 2009

you can now adjust the awesome bar behavior if you want to exclude history, or bookmark, or both.

and you can set up in more detail about what kind of private information you want firefox to remember.

when clear private data, you can select if you want to clear everything, or just the data from past hour, past 2 hours, or past 4 hours.

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ITunes :: Change Privacy Settings To Like Music?

Jun 5, 2012

I want to "Like" Kate Miller-Heidke when I'm shopping for music but it keeps telling me."If you would like to perform this action, please change your privacy settings."I've tried changing every privacy setting I can think of.

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Change Password In Security And Privacy

Aug 23, 2014

Im trying to change apps that control my computer but I can no longer get access to privacy settings in "security & privacy."   I couldnt remember my old appleID password so just changed which means I cant update the login password in the general settings either. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Applications :: Protection Programs - Privacy And Personal Data

Nov 27, 2010

I got my first Mac yesterday after years of crappy Window PCs....the lower end 15 Mac Pro. I had to get Office to make it compatible with PCs otherwise I would have got iWork. I also use Firefox as my web browser. and i know i dont need antivirus but i would like some type of protection. so my question is: what free programs would protect you against privacy and personal issues such as data or spyware? And against Microsoft Office viruses that it brings in? And I know people don't like Java and you should block it?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Security And Privacy System Preferences Not Working On Mac Pro?

Jun 13, 2012

Security and privacy system preference not working after Lion install. Not sure if it happen with Lion installer or after updating. What to do?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), used for professional graphic designing

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Feb 20, 2012

What's up in Safari 5.1.3 Cookies. After removing all the website data, I recently chose "Block Cookies Always" After opening "Yahoo" in Safari, I looked at the "Privacy Preference Pane" again. It now reads "Block cookies Always" and says 37 websites stored cookies or other data. I looks like the choice to block cookies has little effect on Safari.Is there any way to protect yourself from unwanted cookies? By the way, in order to sign in to the Apple discussion website, cookies must be enabled.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Security & Privacy System Preferences Pane Cannot Open

Mar 31, 2012

my env:

- Max OS X 10.7.3

- 2.2 Ghz Intel Core i7

this month , i can not enter Security & Privacy pane from System Preferences

- when i click

- pop alert windows, tell some error 

what can i do now?!

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Chinese language

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Click On Firewall Tab In Security / Privacy Settings Pane

May 19, 2012

I've just discovered that I can't access the Firewall tab in the Security & Privacy settings pane. I click on it, but nothing happens. I'm pretty sure that I was able to do this before and turn my firewall on - I get asked sometimes if I can allow an app to receive incoming connections.

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Privacy - Remove The Account Name From The Top Right Hand Side Of Laptop?

Jun 16, 2012

How do I remove the account name (my name) from the top right hand side of my laptop screen in macOS X Lion. This is a privacy issue. I don't want people to see my name when I use the computer on a train or elsewhere in public.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Turn Fire Wall Off But In System Preferences There Is No Security / Privacy Option

Apr 8, 2012

i have just a plain macbook not pro or air just a Macbook and its white. Well i need to turn my fire wall off for some thing for like 2 secounds then back on but i go into system preferances and there is no option for security and privacy which is were the turn On/Off firewall is its just not there for some reason please help me...Im on Mac OS X (10.7.3) system help

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