How to limit acess to system prefs and other things?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Theclamshell, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Hello,
    I gave my grandfather a macbook and he is bothering the @*&^ out of me with it. He keeps having wireless problems because he likes to play with it and whenever one of his dam sites wont load he thinks its the computers fault and messes it up.

    Is there anyway to remove the wifi icon from the menu bar and lock access to system prefs and anything else that he casn use to destroy the computer? I looked at parental controls and they dident do what i wanted.

    Thanks........
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    AirPort icon
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    But it can be clicked regardless if the pane is locked or not.


    Locking preference panes
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    And send him the following per email:

    Have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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  4. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you SOOOO much. i really appreciate it :)
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Actually spinnerlys did not mention something, you need to make him a standard user, otherwise he can undo all those changes. This does mean you will have to enter an admin password for him if he needs it.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Ah thanks. Forgot about user types.

    I only use an admin account as no one else uses my Mac for longer than some hours and I trust those people to not fiddle with it.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    What dams have web sites?
     

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