I recently reinstalled xmarks on my Mac, OS 10.6. Since then, I get persistent pop-ups that say "Xmarks for Safari want to use your confidential information stored in 'Xmarks Safari sync' in your keychain." I hit "Deny" and then in about 15 minutes it is back. Worse than the movie Groundhog Day. Also I don't remember setting up anything specifically for Safari.
I rarely use Safari. I tried to delete the app "Xmarks for Safari" but couldn't because it was supposedly running. Can't figure out how to stop it. I'm about to delete Safari itself. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Stopping Xmarks for Safari: Go to system preferences (under the Apple menu, top left), click on Xmarks for Safari. Pick the General tab, click Stop Xmarks.
Uninstalling: Download the 10.5 or 10.6 package as appropriate at http://download.xmarks.com/download/all Double click on the DMG file you just download to mount it. Double click Uninstall Xmarks.app
Or if you keep the app: The popup is asking you to allow the app to store your password in the keychain. Either say yes, or turn off automatic sync in the Xmarks prefs.
I recenty started getting this same presistant pop up.
I use lastpass to keep my passwords safe, so when I see xmarks wants to use my iMac's keychain to keep my xmarks password I wounder if this really makes sence.
Is the message you are sending that the xmarks data is not that important so it is Ok to keep your passwords in a system that is not very secure?