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How do I un-gray the security panes in system preferences?

by Ericinnh / August 10, 2011 1:03 AM PDT

Tried to update software and was denied permission to do so. I am only user of macbook pro. When I checked system preferences I discovered many of the panes are grayed out. How do I un-gray them?

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Unsure but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 2:39 AM PDT
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by Ericinnh / August 10, 2011 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Unsure but

Thanks for the link. I agree that it has me thinking. I solved the problem by re-installing the OS and bringing it up to date. But I am still at a loss to understand how I lost control of those panes. Could I have lost control of those preferences when I up-dated to 10.6.8?

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Without access to the machine and even then
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 3:50 AM PDT
In reply to: un-grayed

We may never know but "permissions" continue to be the usual. While a guru could dive in and examine permissions no one wants to pay for root cause analysis and seems happy when the permissions corrects it.


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