Issue with reading long documents and "Authentication login panel" announcement interrupting

macOS and Mac Apps


I'm sure I'm not the only one who experiences this but, when I'm reading a long document after hitting VO A, there is an exceedingly annoying announcement that comes in saying "Authentication login panel". I'm at a loss as to what this actually is but would really love to know how to get rid of it. Is it a system thing or a voiceover thing?

Thanks in advance for any help.




Submitted by Daniel on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

I too would like to know how to get rid of this annoying announcement.

You are certainly not the only one experiencing this.

Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Here's what I think it is. In your energy saver preferences, under system prefs, there's a setting called something like auto dim the display after, five minutes. I set all the sliders, every single one of them to never. I don't want the computer automatically going to sleep, locking, or otherwise shutting down unless I tell it to do so.