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How do I make Chrome the default browser in the OSX Guest Account?

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 Everytime the guest account is launched after reboot Chrome ...
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Possible to add a password to the guest account on Mavericks?

I have a very precocious four-year-old who absolutely adores computers. We gave him his own login with which we control his access carefully. The problem is the guest account. It requires no ...
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Can't log in to guest account

I can't log in to the guest account. Clicking "guest" at the login screen has it shake its head. Normally there's no password. What could be causing this? It might not be relevant, but it's a laptop ...
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Allow running applications created by guest

I try to figure out, how to allow guest to run applications that was created by him. First thing, I disallow all applications except Xcode in Parental Controls and I was hoping that there will be no ...
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OS X Mavericks Guest Mode with Filevault → Safari flickers + crashes

Did anyone tried out the Guest Account feature in Mac OS X Mavericks with Filevault2 = on? I did and - Safari flickers (like with wrong graphic driver) → ...
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allow program to run on guest account mac

How do I allow a program have run access on my guest account? I am running on a Mac Book pro, I am also running mavericks operating system. In specific I have installed a game on my admin account. ...
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What is the “guest” password?

I tried looking for the "guest" password by doing the command dscacheutil -q user and found the guest account. I saw that there was a "password" (I know that the usual guest account does not have a ...
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How to change parental control settings for guests? (w/ FileVault2)

On my OS X Mountain Lion I have both FileVault 2 and Guest Account enable. The only trouble I have is that it seems that the Guest account has parental control enabled, but in the settings panel the ...
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Setting Up A Guest User Account In OS X?

I have been advised that if you let people use your Mac, is it better for them to use A Guest User Account as when they have finished, all settings etc will be deleted and your Mac will be left ...
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Troubles disabling Little Snitch in Guest Account

I have been trying forever to disable Little Snitch on my Mountain Lion guest account to no avail. I found this helpful thread here Disable Little Snitch in guest account? but I can't complete step 3 ...
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On login, I am only given the Guest user option. How do I log into my account?

I tried to add a guest account to my laptop and when I restarted the computer, the only login option I have is the Guest Account. Choosing this account restarts the computer into the Safari-only ...
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How do I create a better guest account experience?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.5. In previous versions of MacOS X, there would be a guest account created from a template when a guest wanted to use the computer, and then the files would be destroyed upon ...
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How to remove Guest option from login screen?

I just started using a MacBook Pro in addition to my Windows 7 laptop (to see if the OS X 10.8 will be a good alternative for me). At Windows bootup, since my user is the only one on the computer, it ...
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Is the Guest account a security risk with full disk encryption on Mountain Lion?

I have File Vault 2 full-disk encryption enabled on my 2012 MacBook Air running Mountain Lion. By default it also has a "Guest" Safari-only account available. I just tried it the other day and found ...
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I have an encrypted disk. How do I customize the Guest shell that is offered when I boot?

I have an encrypted disk and when I boot I'm offered the ability to log in as a guest and get a Safari only shell. This appears to be different from the guest account that is offered in the login ...
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Time Capsule will not allow allow a guest network in Bridge mode. Why?

My 2 terabyte Time Capsule used to allow a guest wifi network but since I had to switch to bridge mode to accommodate my cable internet provider (while installing an Exchange server w/o a static ip ...
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What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?

I have an AirPort Extreme (APE) with the Wi-Fi setup for guest account and this works just fine. I was wondering if I could also provide a wired ethernet guest access without letting this user see my ...
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Guest account on Lion vs Mountain Lion

When you enabled Find My Mac on Lion or ML, it creates a guest account for you. In Lion clicking on the guest account would restart the computer into a Safari only mode. In Mountain Lion the guest ...
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Are there any security risks with leaving guest account enabled?

Mac OS X comes with a guest account enabled by default. Are there any security risks with leaving it enabled? Are there reasons to disable the account?
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AirPlay Mirroring shows scrambled output in guest account

When using Mountain Lion's AirPlay Mirroring in the guest account, all I see on an Apple TV is some flickering scrambled image. Sometimes I shortly recognize some text, but that seems to be from the ...
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Guest account on MAC OS X 10.5 can go to Finder and see all the files

I created a new Guest Account with restrictions and parental Controls but if I am in the guest account and I go to Finder and click on All images or documents it shows all of it..... How can I limit ...
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loginwindow process out of control

I have an early 2010 27" iMac that is the family computer. It has 5 user accounts on it. (Not sure if this is relevant or not). Often times I'll come home and the login screen won't appear. Usually ...
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Guest login got enabled even though FileVault 2 is enabled and Guest login is disabled

I rebooted my Mac yesterday after installing the Apple update TS4088. Even though I disabled Guest Logins in my Users Preferences and have enabled FileVault 2 since the start, I am able to see Guest ...
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Customizing Guest Account under OS X Lion

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 ...
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How to create a pseudo-guest account in Lion with FileVault 2?

The guest account always had very limited permissions, unfortunately since activating FileVault on Lion it's deactivated by default. (More about it here: Unable to create Guest Account after enabling ...
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Unable to create Guest Account after enabling FileVault

After upgrading to Lion, I tried creating a guest account and it worked. I enabled FileVault on Lion and went through the process of encryption. After that, when I am trying to create a Guest ...
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How can I automatically log out the guest account after a period of inactivity?

As part of a kiosk system, I have set up a Guest account on a Mac OS X Snow Leopard computer. This account is cleared every time someone logs off the computer. However, plenty of people don't. Is ...
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Can I make a locked iTunes 'house account' for a library?

I manage the computers at a public library. We just got a donation of two iPad 2's. I'd like to be able to lend the library patrons the iPad with the iTunes account setup (without a credit ...
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Can Steam games be available to the Guest account?

Is it possible to make Steam games playable on the Guest account? It would be nice to be able to let visitors entertain themselves with e.g. Portal in a sandboxed setting. Edit: There may be ...
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How to add e.g. Chrome permanently to Guest account's dock?

When I log in as "Guest", the dock looks like this: Any changes made to the dock are lost upon logout, when the guest user's home directory gets deleted. How can I change the default dock ...
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How can I change the Guest account's background image?

When I login as guest, then change the background, logout, and log back in, the background is not saved. How can I choose which background the guest account will have?
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Does Skype work for the Guest login?

Skype works fine when I launch it on my Login. When I switch to the Guest login, though, Skype launches but does not connect after 90 seconds. Does it eventually connect if I give it more time, or ...