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TURN OFF password for screen saver


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Hi All,

How do I turn off the require password for screen saver?

During my web searching I found this:

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Under "Security" in System Preferences, check the box next to "Require Password to wake this computer from Sleep or Screen Saver"
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But there is not check box like that on the Security box...

Is it located somewhere else?

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There is an option in System Preferences/Security
"Require password to wake this computer from sleep or scrren saver"

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There is an option in System Preferences/Security
"Require password to wake this computer from sleep or scrren saver"
Yea, as stated above it is not there.

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Which version of OSX do you have ? Because on 10.3, this option is definitely there

Sorry, it is in French... That's the first checkbox from the top.
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Which version of OSX do you have ? Because on 10.3, this option is definitely there

Sorry, it is in French... That's the first checkbox from the top.
Version 10.3... yea it was there I think, but not now. I'm wondering if some security setting from work may have removed it? If you wanted to remove that access what file would be edited? Work maybe trying to force the use of the screen saver and password lock.

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Does your account have admin. rights ? You can check this in Preferences->Accounts

When you create an account, you can put some restrictions on it. Maybe, for some reasons, your account now has some restrictions.

You can try to create a brand new account, with admin. rights, and see if you have this option in Preferences->Security...
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Otherwise, the corresponding plist file for this feature is in :

Home/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.<ID Ethernet>.plist

under askForPassword

Here is mine...
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Otherwise, the corresponding plist file for this feature is in :

Home/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.<ID Ethernet>.plist

under askForPassword

Here is mine...
Ok, I found the plist file in question and changed it from 1 to 0 and logged out and back in and now the screen saver no longer requires a password, but the security dialog still does not have the screen saver check box, please see attached pic.

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Quite strange... I don't know what can cause this.
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do you have filevault on? are you an admin account user on the mac? do you have your screensaver set to start after so long? how is your energy settings set up?
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do you have filevault on? are you an admin account user on the mac? do you have your screensaver set to start after so long? how is your energy settings set up?
I am the Admin
No File Vault is not on.
Screen Saver starts after 15 minutes.
Put Computer to Sleep after inactive for 90 minutes.
Put Monitor to Sleep after inactive for 60 minutes.

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