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I love Linux (Zorin OS 4) on my netbook having removed Windows 7 Starter from it. I just HATE that I have to keep typing my password every time I want to download an update or make a change of some sort. Is there anyway I can stop this permanently because this is a HIGHLY ANNOYING trait of Linux OS's - security risks notwithstanding.

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Thank you for using FixYa

I know exactly what you mean because it annoyed me as well. I am using Mint Julia
My solution was to go into the Preferences then Passwords and remove the password and make it a blank instead of putting in any characters. Then in my Gnome Desktop, when it comes on, I click once on switch users and then another mouse click on my user name which is already highlighted, and I am in. That makes it just 2 mouse clicks instead of entering a password, not exactly the final solution, but tolerable. Maybe you could do likewise. Have you tried asking in a Linux Forum, they should have a better solution. http://zorin-os.webs.com/apps/forums/


I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.

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