I installed a password manager from the App Store and since then my autofill in Safari has stopped working. I cannot uninstall the application as I do not have root permission. Does anyone know how to turn my autofill back on?

I have looked at the autofill tab under safari > preferences but the options there are blanked out so I cannot turn them on.

I am using macOS Catalina

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    How did you install it without permission? root is almost never used on macOS, so I presume you mean admin permission. What's the app?
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 23, 2021 at 16:54
  • yes admin permission sorry. Its the keeper Password Manager @Tetsujin
    – GeoMonkey
    Nov 23, 2021 at 17:32
  • If you have permission to install and app then you have the permission to remove it. I think you need to explain more detailed what you have done and tried.
    – mmmmmm
    Nov 23, 2021 at 20:13
  • the system trusts installations from the App Store but doesn't give admin permissions to delete applications
    – GeoMonkey
    Nov 23, 2021 at 22:35
  • @NathanThomas Then something is wrong I can delete apps that I have installed from the AppStore
    – mmmmmm
    Nov 24, 2021 at 8:11

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To cleanly undelete apps you need to use an 'uninstaller' app. I suggest either Remove-It or App Cleaner & Uninstaller. You will need to use your admin password when deleting apps with either of these tools.

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