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Bob Savryk Calculating status...
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Jan 13, 2013 12:24 AM

Using Mac OS X 10.5.8. Restricting Bedtime hours to include aytime hours also.

The account can still be logged into during the restricted hours.

Here is an image of my settings:

 

Time Limits.png

 

Thanks,

bob

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 24"
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Hi Bob,

     

    Do you mean to have the top 2 disabled/unchecked?

     

    On the bottom one, if I read that right, they CAN connect after 11:00 PM until 9:00 AM!?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:06 PM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Many bugs in it, but I still see "Prevent Computer use from 9am to 11pm", am I missing something?

     

    Seems those settings allow usage fromm 11:01 PM to 8:59 AM!???

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 6:12 PM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    I'll have to see if I can find a 10.5.8 Mac to try it.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:25 AM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Dozens of attempts in 10.5.8... it doesn't work, doesn't work in 10.6.5 either, in 10.7.5 can't even enter any time limits.

     

    I think your only solution is something like WebNanny...

     

    http://www.netnanny.com/mac

     

    http://www.netnanny.com/features/time-management

  • flinched Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Hi Bob,

     

    It appears that your account "hes" is the only user account on your computer...... I will also assume that this account has administrative access to your computer!

     

    1. I would try creating another user account, possibly bob/admin etc..... with your own password..... and give it admin privleges.
    2. Login with your new admin account and make the "hes" account a managed account.... and try setting the time restrictions again
    3. Logout from your newly created admin account and try logging in as "hes" during your restricted hours!

     

    It's one of 2 things-

     

    Either OSX won't allow the login time restrictions if there is only 1 user account on your computer

    (what if you accidently set the restricted time so you'd never be able to login to your computer again!)

     

    Or OSX won't follow any type of parental control on an account with admin privledges (it is and Admin account of course!)

     

    Hope this helps!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Yes, I did notice I couldn't login during that time as the test managed account, but if that account was already logged in Safari & FireFox could Browse during thr restricted time. Not sure which OS versions that login prevention was on though.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:17 PM (in response to Bob Savryk)

    Soory, I haven't tested the consistancy, but I wuldn't expect Apple to fix this problem without several Paid upgrades, sadly OSX is a never finished product that only improves a thing or two wilst messing uo 50 more things.

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