macOS 10.13 supports pasting passwords into macOS authorisation windows

I am pleased to see that macOS 10.13 now allows pasting into the password field of authorisation windows, e.g. the prompt that appears when unlocking System Preferences:

With macOS 10.12, copying/pasting was prohibited, so it was necessary to reveal the password in 1Password and manually type it in.

I appreciate that this is predominantly a support forum, but I wanted to share this with anyone considering upgrading to macOS 10.13.

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OS Version: macOS 10.13
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  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    Hey @gjb -- NICE find. I hadn't noticed that one yet, and frankly, I don't know how long it would've taken me, as I'm used to Apple simply not allowing paste in those fields. That's excellent news!

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