Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with group accounts, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
This is one of those tips that won't apply to everyone, but for those who can use it,…it can be a godsend. Specifically, I want to talk about the…virtually unknown group account. And in order to do that, let's go to…System Preferences. Select Users & Groups.…Click the lock icon, enter an administrator's username and password, and…click unlock. Now, I'm going to create a new account by…clicking on the plus button and I'm going to choose the Group kind.…
I'll give it a name, and click Create Group.…Now, when I do this, a list of all the users who are configured on this Mac appears.…And I can select accounts that I want to be part of that group.…So, in this case, we're going to make Christian Fletcher part of the group and…Peter Philpott. And then I will close out System Preferences.…So, what exactly can you do with this account?…Well, let's start with what you can't do. You can't log into it.…That's not the point. Rather, it's for granting access to shared…folders, like so. So, on my Mac's hard drive, I'm going to…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
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