10.7.2 Guest Account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacLDN, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. MacLDN
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    After updating to 10.7.2 a guest account is showing on my login screen!
     
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  3. themcfly
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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.
     
  4. MacLDN
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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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    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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    I made mine hidden and it's still there :confused:
     
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    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.
     
  8. themcfly
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    Oh thanks. It was Fast User Switching, in login options.
     
  9. randyzhang
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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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    :D Works like a charm! Thanks!
     
  11. vr4
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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. MacLDN
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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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    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
     
  14. netnothing
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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.

    -Kevin

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    Guess your explanation is the best:
    http://osxdaily.com/2011/10/13/disable-guest-user-account-mac-os-x-10-7-2-login-screen/

    -Kevin
     
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    I think you may be giving some thieves too much credit! :p

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

    -Kevin
     
  17. Rhetro
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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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