I have no desire to enable Lion's Safari-only mode. I have disabled the guest account but still see the guest login item when I reboot my system.

Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing for disabling the Safari-only mode?

  • I can't find that feature at all - maybe because I performed a clean install. See here: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/17924/… Aug 2, 2011 at 7:16
  • There is no "Safari-only mode" except as the emergency browser in the recovery partition. In answering this I am assuming you want to turn off the standard Guest user account.
    – dan8394
    Aug 2, 2011 at 8:59
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    Incorrect. I have "Guest" on the login screen, and the Guest account under System Prefs is set to disabled. When I select Guest from the login screen it tells me that the system will restart into this mode with only Safari.
    – Bryson
    Aug 2, 2011 at 19:33
  • I also performed a clean install.
    – Bryson
    Aug 2, 2011 at 19:33
  • How odd. On my machine, when Guest account is disabled the "Guest" option on the log in screen is removed. It seems that you have an extra feature to the rest of us!
    – dan8394
    Aug 3, 2011 at 10:02

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You can disable the Guest account at startup in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Advanced (the button at the bottom of the screen. The checkbox says "Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked". I believe that it leaves the iCloud settings unchanged.

This works without changing iCloud.

  • Thank you very much!!! Damn Apple for hiding it away :) (btw the option only appears when Find My Mac is enabled, and you may have to fully quit settings and reopen it for it to appear)
    – Jonathan.
    Oct 22, 2011 at 21:38

This guest account is tied in with iCloud's Find My Mac service in System Preferences. If you disable that service, the Safari-only mode (and the subsequent Guest account on the login screen) will also be disabled.

  • This sucks, along with no iCloud for iWork on Mac.
    – Jonathan.
    Oct 13, 2011 at 17:28
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    They will resolve that issue eventually. Note: The lack of iCloud support on OS X iWork. Oct 14, 2011 at 0:29
  • Actually, this did not change anything for me. Still there on login screen.
    – bot47
    Nov 2, 2011 at 8:08

It looks like you can disable it wihtout disabling 'find my iphone' by following steps in this article. I doubt that 'find my iphone' will be much use though if the person who steals it can't login, but who knows.


Guest account should disappear when you disable it, (i.e. when you uncheck Allow guests to login to this computer) so your settings must have become slightly corrupted.

To fix them, try reenabling Guest account in the settings, rebooting, then disabling guest account.


to disable Safari-only mode and the guest account go to system preferences iCloud and then uncheck (Find My Mac) <-- thats mean you will disable this fissility . Reboot

Thats all GL

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