Apps and Accounts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Texas_Toast, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

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    #1
    I would like to make a guide as I set up my new rMBP.

    If I download applications like Open Office and SnagIt into my sole Admin account, then later when I create a regular user account, will I be able to use OO and SnagIt?

    (On my cMBP, I just downloaded everything as my regular user, but since I want to do screenshots of the entire set up process, it makes more sense now to download those two apps into my Admin account.)

    Thoughts?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #2
    If they are installed in /Applications (i.e. Macintosh HD → Applications), then any other user can access them. Most Mac applications store their settings and other user-related data in the user directory. That will of course be unavailable to you on another account.
     
  3. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

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    #3
    So it sounds like it is okay to install OO and SnagIt in my Admin account so I can start taking screenshots of that account, and then when I create my Regular User I will also have access to OO and SnagIt, but just have to set the preferences again for that second account, right?
     
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

    MacUser2525

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    #5
    I would add any program that has the option for only the current user will ask you if that is the option you want or system wide all user install. I think it was DefaultFolderX and iStat Menus as well, possibly others to but if they did I have no recall of it happening now.
     

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