Re: 10.6.4 set a password ?
- From: dempson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (David Empson)
- Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:41:59 +1200
Howard <Howard.not@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sara <saramerriman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <1jm3ant.br77xv10hco2eN%Howard.not@xxxxxxxx>,
Howard.not@xxxxxxxx (Howard) wrote:
Jaimie Vandenbergh <jaimie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:It's as if they're sitting at a different computer. They cannot access
It gives a complete second environment and set of user folders
(documents, music, desktop, mail etc) which other users cannot look
Does it prevent them from opening the fiolders ? What about going into
Mail and seeing email ?
your folders or email. There is a folder on the machine that is not user
specific, within the Users folder called (funnily enough!) Shared. You
can keep documents that you both want to use there, or you give each
other read/write access to other folders in your user account.
But if what you want is for anyone logged in to ytour Mac to have access
to those things, then separate user accounts isn't the way for you.
Tks for all this info zoara and sarah .. I have been a mac user for
yonks and internet for yonks+ but never got involved with users until my
marriage crashed recently and she has taken to reading my phone (iPhone)
and now computer .... so time to batten down the hatches.
I instigated the main password today. I then went to restart the iMac
and got locked out !
10 minutes later ... I noticed the caps lock was on LOL .... I won't say
what names I called ye guys LOL !!!
Q: When I went to log in it offered me my main account and also "Other
account" but I have no other account ... this is confusing.
The "Other account" option only appears on some computers, if a deeply
buried configuration option is enabled (it may have been there always on
much older versions of Mac OS X). It lets you log in to a networked
computer or a special account on your computer by typing in both the
account name and password.
On the subject of testing it out I will do that tomorrow and see how it
goes. I have a memory of having been asked when installed apps or
something before if I wanted it for all users or only me and I always
chose all ... but I find that odd now as there is only one user
That question is only significant if you had multiple user accounts or
intended to add them later.
When an installer asks that question, it really means "Do you want to
install in the system-wide top-level folder which will be available for
all user accounts on the computer, or in the user-specific location
under your own home folder".
For example, an add-on pane for System Preferences can be installed
inside the Library folder at the top level of your hard drive, or in the
Library folder inside your home folder.
The Library and Applications folders at the top level of the hard drive
can be used by all user accounts on the computer.
The Library and Applications folders inside your home folder can only be
used by your user account. (There isn't normally an Applications folder
there, but one can be created.)
If you don't have and will never have multiple user accounts, it is a
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