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Open GUI programs as a fast-switched-out user
Authored by: lamon on Apr 08, '04 04:44:49AM

I see a couple of reasons for doing this (provided they work)

1/ Open scriptable applications and run commands through applescripts

2/ Run VNC on the switched-out display and access your mac remotely while somebody else is working on it.



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Open GUI programs as a fast-switched-out user
Authored by: rsnyder on Apr 08, '04 10:19:34AM

Has anyone tried this yet? It would FINALLY give OSX the ability to have multiple users logged in to the windowing environment--one of the few persistant issues OS X that Apple needs to address, especially on the server version of OS X.

I will try to test it out, myself, but am in meetings all day.



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Open GUI programs as a fast-switched-out user
Authored by: Krioni on Apr 09, '04 06:19:02PM

I think your #1 is correct: you could use this to run apps and scripts. I do not think, though, that you are correct about #2. If I remember correctly VNC and Timbuktu return the actual display active on the computer, not of the user logged in. Look up security issues regarding Timbuktu (and thus probably VNC) about how it sees the _current_ user, so this would allow someone with an Admin account to install Timbuktu and then watch other users on the machine when they are the "switched-in" user.



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