"Lock" Application

spyker3292

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Jul 7, 2005
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Is it possible to make a password on an app (lock an app) so no one else can open, use, or quit the app without putting in a password?
 

superbovine

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Nov 7, 2003
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the best way to handle that is trouble mutiple accounts and limiting permission on the application in question so you are the only one that can open it. as far as quitting, the best way to handle that is put a screensaver with a password that you only know.

there isn't software that will allow you to do exactly what you want to do.
 

DXoverDY

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Apr 19, 2005
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superbovine said:
the best way to handle that is trouble mutiple accounts and limiting permission on the application in question so you are the only one that can open it. as far as quitting, the best way to handle that is put a screensaver with a password that you only know.

there isn't software that will allow you to do exactly what you want to do.
yea, Tiger has built in "only allow user to run this" kind of parental controls. but it doesn't go as indepth as you want. I don't know of any OS that allows that actually.. i'm sure you could do something similar with 3rd party software, but i know of nothing like it. sorry.
 

wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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In Panther, one thing I've noticed is that some apps automatically open others, which defeats the permissions thing. For example, iTunes, which I let my kids have free access to, automatically launches Safari, which I don't.

The only way to get around this is to move the app into a personal folder. So on the kids' computer, I put Safari into the administrator's personal folder, and they can't access it from their accounts.
 

mrgreen4242

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Feb 10, 2004
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wordmunger said:
In Panther, one thing I've noticed is that some apps automatically open others, which defeats the permissions thing. For example, iTunes, which I let my kids have free access to, automatically launches Safari, which I don't.

The only way to get around this is to move the app into a personal folder. So on the kids' computer, I put Safari into the administrator's personal folder, and they can't access it from their accounts.
Just out of curiousity, how old are your kids?