The community Taskforce initiative has now come to a close.
Thanks to everyone who made thoughtful and genuine contributions to the website.
All submissions will be kept publically available for the forseeable future for reference purposes.

This website is part of the community Taskforce initiative

Submission details

10 +23/-13 votes

User Account Control: Changing the setting as non-administrator

Submitted by rm20010 on November 5, 2008 to Usability

While you're running as a standard user, go and attempt to change the UAC settings.

For some reason, you can increase the 'sensitivity' of UAC, but of course you'll need to provide credentials after clicking OK. But the OK button stays greyed out if you lower the sensitivity level, and you're given a yellow infobar that reads "You must be logged on as administrator to change this setting."

Wouldn't it be logical to keep the OK button enabled at any level?

Low

Low

Not fixed

Discussion (3 comments)

BraedenP wrote on November 5, 2008, 1:12pm

As long as standard users can't change the settings, I don't think a greyed out button has much of an impact on anything...

Ghostwater wrote on November 6, 2008, 1:53am

-1 Sounds like a security feature, Non-Administrators shouldn't be able to lower the UAC level

tino wrote on November 6, 2008, 3:58am

That is a logic problem:: You are allowed to make UAC more sensible but after doing this you may not be allowed to lower them (because of the stronger settings). You have cut your own privileges ;)

So it does work correct.

You might also be interested in...