user profile with same software access

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mworkman, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. mworkman macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to share the same software when setting up two users on an iMac?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Yes. All apps in the Applications folder should be shared.

    When installing an App, you rarely have the option to install for "all users" or "just this user", in which case you could choose to limit usage to only yourself.

    Applications is not a Users subfolder, it's equal to Users.

    /Applications
    /Users/*username

    You only really have exclusive access to any files that are in or below *username.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    All users have access to the same apps, unless you install an app in your ~/Applications folder or if you use Parental Controls to restrict a user's access to certain apps.
     
  4. mworkman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never mind...i found what i was looking for in another thread...i just picked up my first iMac today and i won't be going back to that other worthless system :D
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Amiga will rise again!!!

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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