Multiple Users

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by James Godfrey, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors regular

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    Oct 13, 2011
    #1
    Hi all

    Just have a few questions about setting up multiple users in OSX firstly, what's the difference between administrator & standard for the user?

    Will everything that I have installed App Store or otherwise be on all users accounts? Or will they have to install it on their accounts also?

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. Platskies macrumors member

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    Jul 24, 2012
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    NSW, Australia
    #2
    Admins have the ability to make system-wide changes after entering their password to a "<app name> wants to make changes" prompt.

    If a Standard user wanted to do the same, at the same prompt they'd have to know an admin's username/password to make the change (therefore Standard users have this lower set of privileges).

    The second question - apps downloaded from the App Store will be available for everyone to use.
     
  3. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oct 13, 2011
    #3
    Thanks

    Have just created a new user as standard however, pages, iMovie, iphoto & garageband are not showing to the additional user?

    Also just wondering if its possible for the additional user to log into his own icloud on his user account without messing up my settings?

    Thanks
     
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

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    San Diego, CA USA
    #4
    Are they just not showing in the Dock for the new user? Open a Finder window, open the Applications folder and look for them. They should be there. Just drag them to the Dock if you want them there.
     

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