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I am customizing the guest account under Lion. Several questions here, any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Currently after opening the user panel in sys prefs, some of the settings saved for the Guest Account in the workgroup manager are lost. How do I prevent this from happening?

Is there a way to copy all the settings from an existing regular user account into the guest account? If that's not possible I'd like to define standard settings for the following:

  1. Turning off "natural scrolling" when using the trackpad
  2. Turning off "welcome screens" for Firefox, iWork and others
  3. OS language
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It sounds like you want to set up a real account named guest and use some product like DeepFreeze by Faronics to keep it the same after every reboot. Customizing the new user creation process is possible, but you'll have to learn the insides of account management. –  bmike Sep 16 '11 at 15:33

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How to Customize the Guest Account

It would probably take me longer to type out how to do it than it will take you to make your changes so I am going to send you to this YouTube video which details the process:


The only thing I would add is that may want to make a backup of the original template.

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thank you for that! –  Daniel Sep 20 '11 at 22:06
No problem Daniel. If it answers your question would you mind marking this as answered? –  Samuel Mikel Bowles Sep 20 '11 at 23:54
Is there something easier and more user-friendly? –  mist Sep 21 '12 at 12:46

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