Mac osx 10.6.3 - Permanent background for guest account?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jstor2011, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Jstor2011 macrumors newbie

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    I rent out a cabin and I would like the guest account that renters use to have a permanent background. Is this possible?

    What I am trying to do is allow renters to upload their photos to a shared folder (already set up). This shared folder would be a compendium of photos that renters have uploaded, and the background would change every 5 seconds to show off all the great pictures.

    Possible?

    The next avenue I will explore is instead of using a guest account just creating a normal account for renters, but for obvious reasons I am wary of doing this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    I would say your best bet is to setup a Standard Account and employ any Parental Controls to make you feel comfortable.

    There really isn't much risk there. Most people don't explore with an admin account, let alone a standard.

    Your alternative is modify the standard user template located in /System/Library/User Template

    I would recommend the standard account.
     
  3. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    I might also add you don't have access to the User Template folder. You need to give yourself the privileges via the Sharing & Permissions section of the folder's Get Info window.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    You do not need to do that. That would not be the right way to do it, nor the way I do it. Terminal is your friend here. Which is why I recommend a standard account for the OP.
     

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