Guest Account at Login

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eric/, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. eric/
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    eric/

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    #1
    Is there a way to disable the guest account from showing up on the log-in screen? It just bugs me. I have the account disable and no reason to ever use it. It's already disabled in the system preferences, but it still shows up....

    thanks
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo
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    What do you mean by "The account is disabled". I don't see any option to "disable" accounts in the preferences. There is an option "Allow guests to log in to this computer", which I do not have checked. Guest does not show up on my login screen.
     
  3. eric/
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    eric/

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    #3
    Attached is a screen shot showing that.

    I found one solution could be to enter my name in whenever I want to log-in, but I don't like that. I'd like to simply have the one log-in bubble thing that i can click and enter my password.
     

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  4. maril1111
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    same here, i wonder if anyone can help thanx in advance!
     
  5. talmy
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    talmy

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    Lion, I take it.

    To disable, go to the "Security & Privacy" System Preference Pane and check the box "Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked".

    Obvious, isn't it. :)

    This is a new "feature". It isn't a true guest account but just a Safari access. It's there to trick thieves into using the computer so that the computer can be located.
     
  6. eric/
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    eric/

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    Well if that's the case I'll just leave it. Unless maybe there is a security risk associated with that?
     
  7. talmy
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    talmy

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    Doesn't seem to be a security risk, although I personally don't like having an invitation for strangers to use my system. I've also gone to the plain login screen (without names). The list of names is a security risk.
     

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