Portable tab settings control energy usage settings for macOS portable devices and support the following management modes: Never, Always.
You can use preset settings by moving the slider anywhere from Minimum Energy Usage to Maximum Performance. When you set the slider to Custom you can customize all aspects of the energy usage settings.
Safeguard Authentication Services supports the following Portable Settings options for both Adapter and Battery powered situations. Settings on the Adapter tab apply when the portable device's power adapter is plugged in. Settings on the Battery tab apply when the portable device is running on battery power.
Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:
Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the computer to sleep to save power. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for:
Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the display to sleep. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Wake when the modem detects a ring
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if the modem detects a ring.
Wake for Ethernet network administrator access
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if an administrator attempts remote access.
Restart automatically after a power failure
Select to configure the computer to automatically start when power is restored after a power failure.
Put the hard disks to sleep when possible
Select to configure the system to attempt to power down hard disks.
Select to control the processor performance. The higher the performance setting the more power used. Options include: Highest, Automatic and Reduced. Automatic will attempt to use reduced power when the computer is running on battery power.
Battery tab settings control battery status display and support the following management modes: Never, Always.
To show the battery status in the menu bar select the Show battery status in the menu bar option.
Schedule tab settings control automatic startup and shutdown for macOS workstations and servers; and, support the following management modes: Never, Always.
Schedule Settings allow you to configure managed computers to start up or shutdown according to a specific schedule. For example, you might configure certain computers to sleep on Friday night and wake up early Monday morning.
To force the computer to start up or wake, select the Startup or wake option and set the frequency and the time of day.
To force the computer to shut down or sleep check the box and select either Shutdown or Sleep option from the drop-down then set the frequency and time of day.
Finder is the macOS Window manager and file system browser. Finder Settings allow you to configure the way Finder works.
You can apply Finder Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.
Preferences settings control features and functionality of Finder.
- Select the Manage mode: Never, Once, or Always.
- Select whether to have Finder operate in normal or simple mode:
- Use normal Finder.
- Use Simple Finder. 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. If you select Use Simple Finder, you can not specify any other options because they do not apply to a simplified Finder environment.
Select items under Show these items on the desktop to display an icon on the user's Desktop for each selected item. Options include: Hard disks, External disks, CDs, DVDs, and iPods, and Connected servers.
For 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.
Additional selections include:
- Always open folders in a new window: Select to open a New Finder window each time a user opens a new window.
Always open windows in column view: Select to automatically open new windows in column view.
Show warning before emptying the Trash: Select to prompt users to confirm before moving items to the Trash.
Always show file extensions: Select to display file extensions in Finder views.