MacBook Air Guest Account Queries

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mikegml, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. mikegml macrumors member

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    Just got a 13" M'book Air, great.

    1. Why doesn't my trackpad 'tap' facility work in 'guest' mode? (I have to manually click)

    2. Again in guest mode, when I surf on safari and 'scroll' there is a strange horizontal rippling prism like effect running across the screen about half way down. It's only a few millimetres wide.

    3. Is there any way I could activate a few apps for someone using the gust account? It seems the standard setup provides nothing but safari surfing.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Guest is exactly that. A basic account with no access to anything important.

    What you would be better off doing is setting up a limited account. You can call it guest if you like (make sure you turn off the guest account to save confusion). That way you can adjust all the settings you like and it'll just pop up and ask for the admin (your) password to allow the settings change.
     
  3. mikegml thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, thought that would be the route for that query, thanks.
     
  4. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Sorta.. The guest account is a trap, especially if you enable Find My Mac. It's supposed to be there for if your Mac gets stolen, the thief would only have access to the Guest account to use, which would in turn allow you to use Find My Mac to find out exactly where your Mac is.

    But we already know this. ;)

    BL.
     
  5. mikegml thread starter macrumors member

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    I remember reading that somewhere, so if i wanted to use 'find my mac' I'd have to have a guest account?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No you don't have to use the specified guest account. Just don't set a password to log into you user created guest account and it'll still be a honey trap
     
  7. mikegml thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, gotcha.
     

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