Question about OnyX and admin/user privileges

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jiddick ExRex, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    #1
    Ok. So it seemed like a good idea to have an account for my user (when I work and use the programs) and an admin account to install new programs and fiddling around with the os. But when I use OnyX to clean stuff, it can only be attempted by a user with admin rights. Will it also clean browser cache files etc. for my user account if I use the admin account to activate OnyX? Do I relly need to give my user admin privileges to clean up the system with OnyX?
     
  2. novicew macrumors member

    novicew

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    #2
    There is a simple solution for that.
    Open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)
    Type su <admin user name> a nd hit enter (eg. su Administrator)
    Enter the admin pw and hit enter
    Type sudo /Applications/OnyX.app/Contents/MacOS/OnyX and hit enter
    Enter admin pw again
    Now it should open the Onyx in Admin mode
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    #3
    Hooray, thank you, albeit pretty difficult but fun :)
     

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