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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Steam under Parental Controls

I need to allow Steam for someone's Parental Controls'd account, I've tried allowing steampowered.com and https://steampowered.com and allowing the copy of Steam.app in the applications folder. Also, ...
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OS X productivity application to block access to different websites?

I am looking for an OS X application that would block you from accessing certain websites, like social and entertainment one and even hide applications. The entire purpose is to create a working ...
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Pre-approve upgraded software/applications for users under parental control

I am responsible for keeping the software on our Mac at home up to date, and some software is updated rather frequently. This includes Firefox. FF is one of the applications our kids are allowed to ...
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Parental Controls flooded system.log with errors

I was digging around for fun, and found that my system.log was flooded with errors. Here is the output of sudo cat system.log | tail -8: Mar 19 15:33:06 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[113]: ...
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Extract a disk image without diskimagemounter

I have an account on a school system where they won't allow us to mount virtual images. I can run arbitrary programs as a user, though not as root. I've tried mounting it from the command line using ...
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Parental Controls not restrict Terminal Commands?

I have a Parental Controls limit on my child so I have to type in my password when they open a new application. I have recently discovered a problem though. They have tried programming in terminal. ...
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Parental Control Time Limits not taking effect

My step-daughter has an iMac with OS X Lion. She has an account that auto logs in, with no password on it. Previously, we'd been using the parental controls to keep her from getting up and using the ...
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Website gets blocked by webfilterproxyd even without website restriction

I have a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.4 which has Parental Controls enabled for an account, but with Website Restrictions set to 'Allow unrestricted access to websites'. However, there is one ...
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Is there an app that can set time limits for Internet access?

Is there an app that I can run on my iMac that will regulate Internet usage? Specifically, I want to only allow internet to work between 6-8pm.
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How to disable the “Your computer time is almost up.” dialog?

When parental controls are enabled and computer time setting is set, the controlled user will be shown a dialog 15, 5 and 1 minute(s) before the time is up: An admin user can add more computer time ...