"not on the approved list of Dashboard Widgets"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alton81, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. alton81 macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010

    Does anybody knows what is causing this message to pop up? It only happens on on my son's account which was setup by the school. And it only happens if we try to install a new widget on this account. But on other similar accounts it worked fine.

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    By other similar accounts, do you mean ones set up by the school?

    It appears that the school limited what can be installed, and the widget you are trying to install is not allowed.
  3. alton81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010
    The mac was purchased from school and they are the one who installed the OS including the account used by my son. I believe what they did was just copy from a clone.

    But I have the admin account and even activated the root account so I can pretty much do anything I want with the system. But what I can't figure out is what so special about this account that they created. I have created another account and set it up as managed and this account can install and run the widget with no restriction.
  4. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    It's like some Parental Control that I never got to experience. To me, all widgets are equal. :)

    I hope it's not Apple getting widgets into their 'ecosystem' of iTunes madness!
  5. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    It looks like it is a parental control option.

    I'm so paranoid about security that I won't let anyone touch my Mac and if someone forces me (for work) to allow access to it I'll immediately take a Linux disk and wipe the hard drive completely then reinstall the entire system.

    Trust. No. One. :D
  6. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    It's only that some of them are sexier! Giggity! O'right! :D
  7. alton81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010
    That's what I thought at first. But the other account that I created has the same restrictions. Actually, both account, even though managed, are not restricted by the 'Parental Control':

    Use Simple Finder -> unchecked
    Only allow selected applications -> unchecked
    Can change password -> checked
    Can burn CDs and DVDs -> checked
    Can modify the Dock -> checked. ​
    Allow unrestricted access to website -> checked.​

    I actually find 'Parental Control' buggy so I switched to K9 Web Protection to control my son's access to the web.

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