I've changed my Macbook computer's password in using recovery mode. I'd changed it once normally, then it suddenly "stopped working" (or I started "mis-remembering" it after using it a few times, which is not likely, but not impossible).
As I continued with the recover mode, I received the message (photo of screen shown below):
The system was unable to unlock your login keychain.
Since I don't use my keychain at all, and since I did not understand the implications of each choice, I just selected
Once I was using my computer again, I have a persisting sequence of dialogue boxes that will not go away no matter how many times I click
Cancel. They seem to interfere with other applications strongly, rendering them unresponsive (beachballing sometimes) until I cycle through them once or twice by clicking
Cancel three or six times. Preview is particularly difficult to use now. Using menu items with the mouse is okay, but when I use hot-key's for copy/paste or arrows to move between multiple images, I then have to attend to the keychain dialogues again. It seems keystrokes are triggering them.
Question: I am not only asking how to stop this, but also asking why this is happening? Why is getting a keychain password so strongly linked to trying to use Preview, Chrome, and other applications, since I've never intentionally used the keychain? Is there any way to get this under control without updating my keychain password - something I do not use and don't see why anyone else should be able to use either?
This behavior makes me wonder if something else unknown to me is using or wanting to use the Keychain, which might be alarming!