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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.2 - Mac OS X/macOS Administration Guide

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Classic properties

The Classic Properties settings allows you to set Classic startup options, assign a Classic System folder, set sleep options for the Classic environment, and make specific Apple menu items available to users.

You can apply Classic Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

Startup tab

Classic is the Mac OS 9 emulator for Mac OS X. Classic allows legacy Mac OS 9 applications to run on Mac OS X. Startup tab settings supports the following management modes: Never, Always.

Startup tab settings are used to configure the following behaviors of Classic:

  • Start up Classic at login

    Normally Classic starts when a legacy application is launched. If you enable this option, Classic starts at login, making legacy applications appear more responsive when launched.

  • Warn at Classic startup

    Select to trigger a warning when an application starts Classic.

  • Use this System Folder when Classic starts

    Classic requires a full Mac OS 9 system installation. Select this option to specify which folder you want to contain the Mac OS 9 system. Specify the folder as an absolute path. Click Remote Browse to log into a remote Macintosh system by means of SSH and browse for a folder.

Advanced Tab

Classic is the emulator for Mac OS 9. Advanced settings supports the following management modes: Never, Always.

The Advanced tab settings allow you to configure the following features of Classic:

  • Allow special startup modes

    Select this option to allow users to explicitly start or restart Classic from the Classic preference pane.

  • Allow user to rebuild Desktop

    Classic uses a Desktop environment cache to improve performance. Select this option to allow users to rebuild the Desktop environment. This can be helpful to resolve issues with icons and application associations. Leave this option deselected to disallow users from rebuilding the Mac OS 9 Desktop.

  • Use preferences from home folder

    Select to store Classic-related preferences in each user's home directory rather than in the Classic system directory. The first time Classic starts after you select this option, users will see the following message: "Would you like the contents of these folders copied from your Classic system folder?" This is asking if you want to copy Preferences (and other folders) from the Mac OS 9 System Folder to your home directory. The process of copying may require a few minutes, and there is no indication of progress. Classic continues to start when this is finished.

  • Hide Chooser and Network Browser

    Select to hide Chooser and Network Browser from users.

  • Hide Control Panels

    Select to hide Control panels from users.

  • Hide other Apple Menu Items

    Select this option to hide Apple Menu Items from users.

  • Put Classic to sleep when it is inactive for

    Select to cause Classic to sleep (release OS resources) after a specified period of inactivity.

Dock properties

On Mac OS X the Dock is similar to a tool bar on other operating systems. In addition to showing which applications are running, the dock provides quick shortcuts to applications, folders and documents as well as system controls. Dock settings allow you to adjust the behavior of the user’s Dock and specify which items appear in it.

You can apply Dock Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

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Dock Items tab

Dock Display tab

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