Thread: Making Accounts for OS X
03-27-2005, 02:21 AM #1
Making Accounts for OS X
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- Mar 14, 2005
- iMac G5 17", 1.8 Ghz, 1GB RAM
Hello everybody! Well I just learned that it would be better to have two accounts on a Mac, an administrator, and a personal one. Well when I started the Mac, I named the Administrator account, my name, hehe. Well what do I do know? I can change the name, but I can't change the short name. Could someone tell me what to do next after I make a new account? What restrictions should I put on it? Anthing else I should do with the account? Do I need to transfer my documents? Thanks in advance!
03-27-2005, 03:05 AM #2DookieGuest
I would also like to know something about accounts. I was just wondering if you can do it like windows does it. Like a login screen with various accouns and you just click on one, type in the pass, and your in. Does mac support something like that?
03-27-2005, 03:09 AM #3Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by Dookie
03-27-2005, 05:51 AM #4
Originally Posted by BurntSmore
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- Oct 30, 2004
- San Antonio, Texas
- PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
to make any account an admin account, select the desired account in the list of accounts, then under the security tab, near the bottom is a box that says 'allow this user to admin this computer' next to it, click it to put a checkmark in it, and that's now an admin account.
NOTE: an accounts name can be changed, and the short name is based from the accounts name as it is first entered, after naming any account, you can never change the short name.
03-27-2005, 01:41 PM #5DookieGuest
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