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1362 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2008 3:00 PM by Anthony J
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2008 10:07 AM (in response to Anthony J)I failed to mention the reason we don't want the fast user switching capability!
When students do Fast User Switching, they stay logged in. Thus, teachers cannot reboot or shut down their computers without an administrative password.
Anywho, thanks again in advance!Bunch o' Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2008 10:26 AM (in response to Anthony J)Welcome to the Forums!
...is it possible to disable their ability to open the Fast User Switching menu?
Yes, Fast User Switching can be disabled (as long as you are logged in as an Admin) in System Preferences > Accounts > (unlock the pane) > Login Options, uncheck the box for it.
Or, maybe better yet, is it possible to have the user logged in displayed in the upper right corner but NOT have Fast User Switching capabilities?
Not with the Apple version of Fast User Switching, no. There might be a 3rd party app that can show the user name in the menu bar, although a quick google search didn't turn up anything obvious. I did find something called WinSwitch, which seems to have the ability to run a "switch-out item" when you leave an account, and perhaps that, in combination with an AppleScript to log out, may accomplish what you want to do. Not sure, though.
Hope this helps...17" CD MBP, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.4.11), since the ][e
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2008 3:00 PM (in response to neuroanatomist)Thanks for the welcome!
Hmm...and AppleScript to log the user out when they "switch-out" using Fast User Switching..hmm..that's an idea. I'll have to research that.
Thanks!!Bunch o' Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.10)