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I'd like to make Chrome the default browser in the OSX. I've managed to get Chrome added to the guest account but there are several issues

  1. Everytime the guest account is launched after reboot Chrome needs root permission to check for updates. How do I turn this off or set up the guest account so that Chrome doesn't ask (as in it thinks it has already asked)

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  2. Every time the guess account is launched the user is ask if they want to make Chrome the default. How can I get this not to happen?

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  3. When Chrome finally starts it asks the user to login. I'd like it to start just on the Google home page. How can I do that?

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I'm guessing all 3 of these might be related to some how running Chrome once in guest mode and copying some configuration files out of guest mode into the correct place so that next time guest mode is run those files already exist and chrome thinks it's already been set up.

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The crucial point to realize with the Guest account is that the User homefolder it creates, with preferences set in its /Library/Preferences folder, are wiped upon logout.

To effect changes, you need to make the changes (add the specific preference files) in the /System/Library/User Template/English.lproj folder. This folder contains the generic template User Homefolder structure used when creating a new user or the Guest User.

This page has details about how it is done in Snow Leopard, but it is applicable to Mavericks.

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