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Old Oct 13, 2011, 12:53 AM   #1
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10.7.2 Guest Account

After updating to 10.7.2 a guest account is showing on my login screen!
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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Same here
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:00 AM   #3
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Actually if you disable Find my Mac in iCloud it vanishes.

What about my account name in the menu bar? Can't find any place to hide it.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:00 AM   #4
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Did you enable 'Find My Mac' feature in iCloud? I can only think that 'Find My Mac' creates a guest account in order to send a message or remotely lock the machine in the event of a theft?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:16 AM   #5
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What about my account name in the menu bar? Can't find any place to hide it.
Can't think of exactly what it is called w/o being in front of my Mac, but the option to hide it is under the Users section in System Preferences.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:20 AM   #6
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Can't think of exactly what it is called w/o being in front of my Mac, but the option to hide it is under the Users section in System Preferences.
I made mine hidden and it's still there
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:23 AM   #7
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I made mine hidden and it's still there
Are you talking about the guest account on the log in screen? If so, the person I replied to wasn't.

To get rid of the guest login, it seems you have to turn off 'Find My Mac' in the iCloud preferences.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 03:31 AM   #8
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Can't think of exactly what it is called w/o being in front of my Mac, but the option to hide it is under the Users section in System Preferences.
Oh thanks. It was Fast User Switching, in login options.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 04:17 AM   #9
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Here is how to hide Guest Account when Login

System Preferences->Security&Privacy ->General->Check "Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked", then next time you login, the guest account disappears. This won't disable "Find My Mac" feature.

Don't ask me why, I saw this fix from a Chinese mac forum.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 07:01 AM   #10
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System Preferences->Security&Privacy ->General->Check "Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked", then next time you login, the guest account disappears. This won't disable "Find My Mac" feature.

Don't ask me why, I saw this fix from a Chinese mac forum.
Works like a charm! Thanks!
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 07:37 AM   #11
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System Preferences->Security&Privacy ->General->Check "Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked", then next time you login, the guest account disappears. This won't disable "Find My Mac" feature.

Don't ask me why, I saw this fix from a Chinese mac forum.
I disabled "Find My Mac." The Guest account is still there, though. Then I wanted to try your solution, but I can't find the appropriate checkbox.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 07:48 AM   #12
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It's a guest account with folder sharing enabled, why does Find My Mac require folder sharing?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:29 AM   #13
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IMHO it is a trap for thieves. They turn your Mac on, go to the guest account, which is one that only allows Safari access (the Guest Account under Users being disabled) start using WiFi and *tada* the Mac appears in Find My Mac!

That said, it's stupid, and having to use the Security and Privacy preferences instead of the expected Users & Groups preferences will cause confusion for thousands, perhaps millions, of users. I filed a complaint when I first saw this and everyone who is confused by this should leave feedback at the usual location:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:08 PM   #14
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Ok, when I turn off:
Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked

The Guest account no longer shows on the boot screen.

Not surprisingly, Apple has no documentation on that setting.

I'm on 10.7.2, with Filevault enabled.

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IMHO it is a trap for thieves. They turn your Mac on, go to the guest account, which is one that only allows Safari access (the Guest Account under Users being disabled) start using WiFi and *tada* the Mac appears in Find My Mac!

That said, it's stupid, and having to use the Security and Privacy preferences instead of the expected Users & Groups preferences will cause confusion for thousands, perhaps millions, of users. I filed a complaint when I first saw this and everyone who is confused by this should leave feedback at the usual location:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
Guess your explanation is the best:
http://osxdaily.com/2011/10/13/disab...-login-screen/

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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:04 AM   #15
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That explanation is doubly lame. If someone recovers a lost Mac, they aren't going to be using it and once thieves know about Find My Mac they will just boot to the recovery partition and install a fresh copy of Lion.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:06 AM   #16
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That explanation is doubly lame. If someone recovers a lost Mac, they aren't going to be using it and once thieves know about Find My Mac they will just boot to the recovery partition and install a fresh copy of Lion.
I think you may be giving some thieves too much credit!

Afterall....maybe they'll bite and use the Guest account to get online to post their Craiglist ad trying to sell the computer!

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Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:32 AM   #17
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can this be done with Lion 10.7.4?

Hello.

Does anyone know how to do this in Lion 10.7.4? I don't seem to have a prompt for "Disable when starting to Safari...." check window.

Thanks
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