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Cannot open Parental Controls preference pane in Yosemite

I cannot open the Parental Controls preference pane in OS X Yosemite. It just gives me: "Preferences Error. Could not load preference pane." Here are the console logs I got: System Preferences[609]: ...
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Where does OS X get defaults from in Guest User Web access Parental Controls?

I did not put these here, I don't know where they came from. WHOIS by IP seems to indicate they are from Amsterdam? (149.154.175.50 copy-pastable for anyone who wants to check)
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How to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled

I would like to know how to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled. In fact app restriction is enabled, but even if Xcode is authorised it asks for authorisation ...
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What is the best way to limit the time of use of iPad 4?

I have iPad 4 with iOS 8.2. Also, I have a child. I want to set some time limit (per day) of use of iPad for my child. Also, I want to have some profiles or something like that. Other words, I want ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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How do I toggle parental controls on a cluster from the instructor's machine?

I have a cluster of computers used for teaching. I have parental controls turned on which prohibit the kids from playing Minecraft without an admin password. We use Minecraft in some of our ...
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Disable Application During Class

I'm teaching a class on Sunday and my wonderful but occasionally rebellious students love to quietly play Minecraft during class. Is there a way I can disable the Minecraft application during class ...
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Implement feature not available in Parental Controls?

I would like to use (or write) a timer that I can setup to use with my kids on Mac OS X (Yosemite). The functionality which I would like, which I haven't found off the shelf is: Set the timer for a ...
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Quickly disable internet browsing on iOS device for parental control

Whenever I hand the iPad off to one of my kids, I would like to quickly disable or limit internet browsing on the iPad, not necessarily internet altogether, but anything that can be accessed via ...
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Why doesn't giving kids more time work?

So my child ran out of their alloted time on the computer today, so I went and gave them 4 more hours. This is the parental controls where you select how much time to add, and you add your own ...
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Son is bypassing parental controls

I have set weekday time limits & bedtime under parental controls, but my son and his friends have figured out how to bypass them. When he gets a notification that he has x time remaining, I have ...
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What process relates to Parental Controls time limits?

The parental controls time limits for OS X are a bit flakey. They worked fine for a while, but recently my son's time limits aren't being applied anymore. This seems a common enough issue. It ...
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Share Desktop folders between admin and managed accounts?

I'm thinking of trying to minimize distractions while doing homework by locking myself in an account managed by self-inflicted parental controls. My problem is, I don't want to not have access to my ...
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Custom Icons Not Selecting for Copy/Paste & Parental Controls Not Working at All

I just got a Mac Pro (Late 2013), 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Running 10.10.1 (14B25). All seems well and good but I have 2 issues: I can't select an icon from the cmd-I icon preview and therefore ...
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Parental controls and dock modification

I have created a user for my roommate on my mac. I gave her restricted access using Parental Controls. However, now I am testing out this user, I notice "Prevent the Dock from being modified" under ...
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Parental Controls with FaceTime app does not work properly on iPad Air

We have a problem about the FaceTime app and Parental Controls on our iPad Air. Even after we disabled the FaceTime app by Parental Controls, our iPad Air(Wi-Fi model) tries to connect to the ...
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How can I prevent Parental Controls from repeatedly popping up?

Problems I have are following with parental controls (on children account): If I limit applications, some applications that run on startup are constantly popping up, it does not matter if I click ok ...
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Get back guest user osx 10.10.1

I upgraded to 10.10.1 and now I can only reboot to Safari mode and enable parental controls on guest user is greyed. Does anyone know how to get the real guest user account back?
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Prevent calls from being made on iPhone

My daughter of 18 months loves to play with my iPhone. I'm okay with her randomly rearranging the home screen, resetting highscores and such, but now she's discovered how to make calls from the ...
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Parental control popups are constantly showing

So I have account on my iMac (Maverics OS) for children and parental controls are extremely unusable. 1. I created account and did set up whole account and applications 2. child logs in 3. child does ...
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Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
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Restrictions Password

Okay, so my dad put restrictions on my phone. He put it for many things that he didnt even know about. For example: downloading and deleting apps and safari. So now that i want to do different things ...
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Blocking websites on OS X

I would like to block some websites on the guest account, so my cousin cannot browse things that are not safe for my computer.
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Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk

I'm using OS X Parental Controls to limit what my son can do on our Mac. He has his own user account, managed by the Parental Controls. Under Website Restrictions, I've chosen "Allow access to only ...
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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How to block Angry Birds Toons movies in iOS App (like Angry Brids Go)

Angry Birds Go comes with a menu item where you can watch Angry Birds Toons and other movies. Is it possible to block these movies (as a "parental control")? For example: Is the server serving the ...
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Can I restrict ios to only one WiFi connection/SSID?

We have about 20 iPads for our business. We would like to restrict these devices to only be able to access our protected WiFi here and the devices from connecting to others. Is there an app, setting, ...
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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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blank Parental Controls log display

After setting up a managed user on my daughter's laptop [2008 macbook pro, OSX 10.9.1], I tested that application and website logging worked - I was able to go into Parental Controls, bring up the ...
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Third Party Time Limiting software mac

Is there a time limit software for mac that does exactly what the "Bedtime" feature in Parental Controls does, except separately from the System Administrator framework? Here's what I want to do: I ...
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I forgot my restrictions password. How many times can I enter my password? [duplicate]

One night I randomly put in a passcode into my restrictions on my iPad and did not remember it the next day and I blocked my access to many integral features on the iPad (i.e. the App Store, photos, ...
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How can I kill processes when parental time limits expire?

My children routinely leave CPU hogging processes (usually flash games) running on our shared computer when they run out of computer time for the day, or when they are very close to running out of ...
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Parental Controls Through Terminal

I have it setup so that my son only has 1 hour of computer use per day. He commonly needs extensions, and I think the only solution to do it while I am away is through terminal. Is there a way to ...
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Parental Controls on OS X reset themselves upon reboot

I set up Parental Controls on my daughter's Mac Book Pro. Sorry I don't know the OS, but the Mac is about 2 years old. Anyway we spent a few hours going through enabling all the web sites she needs. ...
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iPad Controls and Locks

Is there a way to lock kids out of settings and the controls for iPads? We have had issues where they change the screens, upgrade to iOS7, lock the device and other problems. We have a sync cart and ...
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How do I log into my child's OS X account (under parental control) without knowing the password?

My child (single-digit age) and I share the same Mac Mini. She has an account under parental control. However, she doesn't want to give me her password. How can I log into her account? Both from (1) ...
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Disable repeated “You don't have permission to use the application” dialog boxes

We have set up parental controls on a child account to disable all but whitelisted applications from running. The problem is that now when the child first logs on we get repeated dialog boxes along ...
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Enable Parental Controls but allow Google Drive and game playing

I am administering the laptops of 2 of a friends's boys (13 and 15, so ...). I have put Parental Controls in place but this is playing havoc with Google Drive and Steam, possibly also Minecraft but ...
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Parental controls not logging off user

We are successfully using Parental controls to limit our childrens time by the computer. However I can't seem to be able to make the system log off the user when the time limit runs out. Since there ...
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Restrict Content in iTunes

I'd like to know if it is possible to restrict playback of certain content in iTunes. I know it can be done when using Apple TV 2/3 but can't seem to find a way to do it in iTunes itself. I can tag ...
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How to clone user accounts via Apple Remote Desktop - Mountain Lion

I am trying to configure a middle school lab of 25 new iMacs running 10.8 Mountain Lion. I would have liked to have cloned them over the network, but we don't have a Mac server. Right now they are all ...
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Parental filter which blocks Tarot and other Black magic

I am searching for a closed source or open source (MacPorts) internet filtering which blocks Black magic (for example Tarot) web sites. Very important that this also works with Russian language ...
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Is there a way to limit how frequently you can start an application?

On my phone, I'm am enjoying a new tweak called MailStop which sole purpose is to limit my reflex of checking my mail far too often. I have set it to not allow me to start the Mail app for five hours ...
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Set parental controls on an Admin account

So this is a strange question, but I'm starting to get really organized and stuff, and I want to make sure my computer shuts off at 10:00 (I'm in high school). The problem is, being the only admin on ...
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work for Avid Media Composer

I've enabled Parental Controls on a new Nov 2012 iMac being used in a school for public access (OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications this account can use. Everything works ...
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How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
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Making the Dock immutable

A relative who has difficulty with mouse control keeps inadvertently removing items from his Dock. I enabled Parental Controls to prevent him from doing so, but Parental Controls has a bug that ...
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How to restrict changing desktop wallpaper?

We have Macbook Airs running 10.8.1. These are exposed to students in a k-12 setting. I'd like to restrict their ability to change the wallpaper of the desktop. Is there a setting to configure?
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work

I have enabled Parental Controls on my son's MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.1, Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications his account can use. Everything works fine with the exception of Minecraft ...
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Can I bypass iTunes Parental Restrictions on iOS devices?

I currently have all my DVDs ripped and stored on a Windows Media Centre box. I am considering moving over to iTunes, and to grab an Apple TV. This also would allow me to watch my movies on my ...