Turn off shell on startup?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jackhdev, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Hi, is there a way to turn off shell on startup (command + S when the computer starts up). I realized that this is a great way for someone to screw with a Mac. For example, they could type in "rmdir Users" and then my USERS folder is gone! If I didn't have a Time Machine backup, I would be dead! Is there any way of disabling this? Thanks!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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  3. brijazz macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that's the way to go. Note that this disables ALL startup key combos (such as those that allow you to boot from DVD, select startup volume, etc). Here's the Apple article:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

    Funnily enough, Apple recommends that you not use an uppercase letter "U" anywhere in your password :p
     

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