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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
    I can not find out what is requesting this. It wants my os password of course. This problem has been aorundfor years it seems but I don't see an actual fix anywhere.
    Does anyone know where to look to see what is cousing it?

    Thanks

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Have a read of this and see if any help.

    By chance do you use a Logitech mouse and/or software?


    osascript - Apple Community
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Have a read of this and see if any help.

    By chance do you use a Logitech mouse and/or software?


    osascript - Apple Community
    Thanks, yes I saw that thread. Interesting but Iím still looking.
    I might have to resort to some shell scripting to look for osascript calls in plist files, or in other non binary scripts in maybe /bin etc directories.
    It comes up fairly late in the start up sequence, and late in the shutdown, indicating that itís possibly a third party addition from home brew maybe.
    I keep looking..



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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    I keep looking..
    You could try using Find Any File (FAF) and do a search for 'osascript':
    Thomas Tempelmann - Find Any File

    Where it shows up may give you a hint.

    Also, if you run Activity Monitor and osascript is listed somewhere in the running apps, you could try selecting it, then click the "i" for information icon, then click the 'open files and ports' tab if it has one and the info in the top lines should give an indication of what is using it.

    PS: It's probably not doing anything or causing any harm, but something (preference) may not be getting set permanently or correctly that's causing it to display the message.

    PPS: Maybe try disabling some of your startup items one of the time and see if that eliminates the pop up message and give you a hint as to what is causing it.

    PPPS: What Mac OS version are you running???

    And I guess you've gone through some of these hits?:
    osascript wants to make changes mac
    osascript wants to make changes mac - Google Search




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    Last edited by pm-r; 06-05-2019 at 05:39 PM.

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Ok, going through Console logs I find this, indicationg at startup and shutdown times.
    {"message":{"activations":0,"activeTime":0,"activi tyPeriods":0,"appDescription":"UNBUNDLED ||| ???","foreground":"NO","idleTimeouts":0,"launches" :2,"powerTime":0,"processName":"osascript","uptime ":214},"name":"com.apple.osanalytics.appUsage","uu id":"4d7c9e4a-8c8c-4971-bce3-09d38d078849"}

    In Activity Monitor. The only running osascript Open Files and Ports shows this.???


    cwd
    /
    txt
    /usr/bin/osascript
    txt
    /Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/SubmitDiagInfo.domains
    txt
    /Library/Preferences/Logging/.plist-cache.I4Jv9KLx
    txt
    /System/Library/Components/AppleScript.component/Contents/MacOS/AppleScript
    txt
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/HIToolbox.rsrc
    txt
    /usr/share/icu/icudt62l.dat
    txt
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/en_GB.lproj/Localized.rsrc
    txt
    /private/var/db/timezone/tz/2019a.1.0/icutz/icutz44l.dat
    txt
    /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts/AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle/Contents/Resources/AppleKeyboardLayouts-L.dat
    txt
    /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.kbdx
    txt
    /System/Library/ScriptingAdditions/StandardAdditions.osax/Contents/MacOS/StandardAdditions
    txt
    /usr/lib/dyld
    0
    /private/var/tmp/sh-thd-1559728775
    1
    /dev/null
    2
    ->0x1da3e6aee9a03811
    3
    /Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/SubmitDiagInfo.domains
    4
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/HIToolbox.rsrc
    5
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/en_GB.lproj/Localized.rsrc
    6
    ->0x1da3e6aee99271d1
    8
    ->0x1da3e6aef67b36d1



    I might try disabling /usr/bin/osascript and see what happens ???



    By the way, latest Mojave. 10.14.5

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    You could try searching for osascript in Lingon X to find out what LaunchAgents or Daemons are calling it.

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Iíll have to try it.i canít find anything else and canít seem to watch for it at startup. Itíd be real handy if it said what was calling it.
    Thanks


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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Ok, how do I use Lingon to locate running or called osascripts?

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Are you running a VPN at boot/launch? I ask because a quick search for the message you get seems to return a lot of hits from folks asking about problems with VPN connectivity. It's not one VPN, it seems to be in Torguard, PIA and several other VPN systems.
    Jake

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Nope, no VPN.


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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    I think it's solved? Maybe?

    I went into Activity Monitor and isolated the osascript that was running, and force killed it.

    I shutdown and it didn't appear.
    I rebooted and it didn't appear? Not so far anyway.

    So with a bit of luck it was something that was cached and automatically starting up each time as a result of that. Once Killed - it went away.
    Hopefully I'm not being too enthusiastic - but it seems to be gone and hasn't started up again as it would do if it was being controlled by something like a plist file set to always on.

    so far so good.

    I've still got no idea what was running it.

    Now if I could just get Adobe to stop trying to get me to update a non existant Acrobad DC ... I'd be happy.

    Thanks for the advice above guys. Had me looking...

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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    I've still got no idea what was running it.

    Now if I could just get Adobe to stop trying to get me to update a non existant Acrobad DC ... I'd be happy.

    I'm not a huge fan, but I'm wondering if Onyx might have gotten rid of the cause, and maybe it could fix your non existant Acrobad DC problem as well???

    Just a thought...



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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    I have Onyx. Iíll have a look. Thanks for the reminder.


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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachalmers View Post
    I have Onyx. I’ll have a look. Thanks for the reminder.

    Just make sure the version of Onyx is the correct one for your Mac OS X version that you are using.

    Just in case you have had it for a long time and updated your OS in between last using it.


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    So I get this each time I start up or shut down "osascript wants to make changes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachalmers View Post
    Ok, how do I use Lingon to locate running or called osascripts?
    Enter osascript in the search box. A list of Launchd plist files that contain osascript is shown along with the code that contains the search string.

    lingon.jpg

    Note that this will only find instances of osascript that are actually called by a LaunchAgent/Daemon. It won't find osascript that is in a shell script that is called by Launchd.

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