How to get rid of the Others account?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by resting, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. resting macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
  3. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #3
    Run this in the Terminal:

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow SHOWOTHERUSERS_MANAGED -bool FALSE
     
  4. resting thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    #4
    awesome...finally its gone!!
    thanks :D:D any idea what could had caused it to appear?
    I'm not sure when it started appearing.

    sidenote: does google chrome keep logging people out of this forum?
     
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    #5
    The Other account is enabled when you enable the root user or an account network.
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 65816

    IngerMan

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan
    #6
    My thought is on laptops, that having the other account enabled allows for Safari only. So if your laptop is stolen and you have Find my iPhone activated, you may catch a thief.

    Or does it limit the Other Account were they would not be able to setup a Wifi connection anyways for restriction and making my first statement irrelevant?
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    #7
    Other... isn't an account. It lets you log into other accounts not listed in the login window, like the root account. You're thinking of the Guest account.

    jW
     

Share This Page