How to disable isight camera

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  1. Milesaheadofu macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to disable isight camera. I've tried QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component, but I don't even have that component in my system/library/quicktime folder. I also tried Apple_iSight.kext and that didnt work....I don't want to use isightdisabler.....does anyone know what file controls the camera and what I need to do.... or if there is already a thread here can someone lead me to it...

    Thanks
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Covering it with a piece of tape is the easiest way to disable it.
     
  3. Milesaheadofu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Simple, but the laptop I want to disable isight on, my two teens use. Disabling it is a better solution...thanks
     
  4. Linuxpro, Aug 27, 2015
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    Apps the disable the drivers should work in thoery, but I discovered that there is more than on route to the camera. For example removing the quicktime component might prevent quicktime from recording video, but the command line app "iShot" can still take a photograph.

    That is why I opted for the silver pen.
     
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  6. vexorg, Aug 27, 2015
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    vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    It's fairly surprising that there is nothing in setting for the camera. I always liked the idea of a mechanical shutter on them.
     
  7. Linuxpro macrumors regular

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    Steve Jobs would not have approved. It would ruin the astetics.

    If Steve Jobs decided that web cams are cool, then he would have difficulty understanding why anyone would not want one.
     
  8. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    No one uses video chat or FaceTime. On a normal phone call you are free to get on with other stuff and the person doesn't realise they don't have you full attention :D
     
  9. Linuxpro macrumors regular

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    True. I seldom sit while I am on the phone. I only need thier voice.

    I use Viber to video chat with my wife using our phones. I like seeing her.
     

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