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Easily add text to the Login window and lock screen
Authored by: slb on Jun 06, '12 01:22:53PM

Dunno folks. A hint to me is something hidden, or otherwise unknown that requires some effort. A click box option doesn't rate for me, but OK. Not a rant as much as it is an observation.



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Look it up!
Authored by: dkiechle on Jun 06, '12 01:54:30PM

Well, here's what the dictionary says about "hint":

noun
a slight or indirect indication or suggestion: he has given no hint of his views.
a small piece of practical information or advice: handy hints about what to buy.
a very small trace of something: Randy smiled with a hint of mockery.

I think the term "hint" in the sense of "a small piece of practical information or advice" is appropriate.



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Easily add text to the Login window and lock screen
Authored by: arcticmac on Jun 06, '12 06:23:42PM

Actually, I'd say that this is hidden in a way - if I want to add text to the _login_ window, I'd probably look in the accounts prefpane, not security. And in fact the checkbox label doesn't even mention the login window, so I'd never have known it affected that as well.

and second, I've been using Mac OS for many years, and sometimes it's nice to have little new features pointed out. I explicitly go through all of the new preferences dialogs every time I run a major system upgrade (not usually point releases though) to look for new features, and I missed this one myself. And not everyone goes that far.



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Easily add text to the Login window and lock screen
Authored by: kirkmc on Jun 07, '12 12:34:45AM

While it may not be new to you, it's new to others. Every hint can't please every reader.

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Easily add text to the Login window and lock screen
Authored by: slb on Jun 07, '12 04:06:46PM

I mostly defend against the "it's not a hint" posts. All I said was this time, it was a stretch to me. Can't someone say something without folks here getting all butt-hurt over it? Good lord. The other 98% of the stuff here is great. As I said, I wasn't ranting over it.



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