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

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Preferences tab

Preferences tab settings control features and functionality of Finder and support the following management modes: Never, Once, Always.

Finder can operate in normal mode or simple mode. In simple mode, users cannot launch applications or files from a Finder window. They are limited to what is accessible from the Dock. In addition, users cannot create folders, delete files or mount network volumes in simple mode. To enable normal mode, select Use Normal Finder. To enable simple mode, select Use Simple Finder. If you select Use Simple Finder, you can not specify any other options because they do not apply to a simplified Finder environment.

The following options are supported:

  • Show these items on the desktop

    Configures Authentication Services to display an icon on the user's Desktop for each selected item. Options include: Hard disks, Removable media and Connected servers.

  • New Finder window shows

    Set the default view for New Finder windows. To show the user's home directory, select Home. To show the computer view including mounted volumes select Computer.

  • Always open folders in a new window

    Select to configure Authentication Services to open a New Finder window each time a user opens a new window.

  • Always open windows in column view

    Select to configure Authentication Services to automatically open new windows in column view.

  • Show warning before emptying the Trash

    Select to configure Authentication Services to prompt users to confirm before moving items to the Trash.

  • Always show file extensions

    Select to display file extensions in Finder views.

Commands tab

Commands tab Settings control which commands users are allowed to execute and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

The following options are supported:

  • Connect to Server

    Select to enable users to launch a dialog to find servers on the network. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Go to iDisk

    Select to enable users to open their iDisk. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Eject

    Select to enable users to eject removable media and mounted volumes. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Burn Disk

    Select to enable users to write permanent information to CD or DVD. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Go to Folder

    Select to enable users to navigate to specific folders by typing a path name. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Restart

    Select to display the Restart command in the Apple Menu. If disabled, the Restart command is not available.

  • Shut Down

    Select to display the Shut Down command in the Apple Menu. If disabled, the Shut Down command is not available.

Views tab

Views tab settings controls icon size and display in Finder and support the following management modes: Never, Once, Always.

You can configure three different types of views:

  • Desktop view

    Controls the size and arrangement of icons on the desktop.

  • Default view

    Controls the view settings of Finder windows.

  • Computer view

    Controls the view settings of the Computer view which shows available volumes in Finder.

The following options are supported:

  • Icon Size

    Select to control the size of icons displayed in Icon view.

  • Icon arrangement

    Select to control the way icons display in Icon view. The following options are supported:

    • Name - arranges icons alphabetically by name.
    • Modification Date - Icons are arranged according to the last time the file was modified.
    • Creation Date - arranges icons according to when the file was created.
    • Size - arranges icons by file size.
    • Kind - groups icons according to file extensions.
    • Snap to Grid - arranges icons into a grid arrangement.

  • Use relative dates

    In List View, specifies file dates relative to the current date.

  • Calculate folder sizes

    Select to calculate folder sizes "on the fly".

  • Icon Size

    In List View, icons can be displayed as either small icons (16x16 pixels) or large icons (32x32 pixels). Select this option to control which size to use in List View mode.

Login properties

The Login settings control the appearance and behavior of the Mac OS X login window.

You can apply Login Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. However, the Items tab is only available in Users Configuration.

Related Topics

Window tab

Options tab

Access tab

Scripts tab

Items tab

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