"Lock" Application

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spyker3292, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    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?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    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.
  3. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    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.
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    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.
  5. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Just out of curiousity, how old are your kids?

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