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Create a new user for high-CPU-usage apps
Authored by: subscriber3 on Sep 17, '04 12:51:53PM

I don't know, but there is an app called Clipboard Sharing

which was a macosxhints Pick of the Week

and in the comments you will find this:
Q. Is it possible to share the clip board b/w two different users on the same machine via fast user switching?
A. Just launch ClipboardSharing in both accounts and then either transfer the clipboard manually or use the AutoSync feature. It should work just as same as over the network.

anyone actually try this?

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Clipboard Sharing
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Sep 17, '04 01:11:11PM

Yes, I use Clipboard Sharing and it works beautifully. It also has multiple clipboards, and has the ability to send and receive clipboards across a network as well. A five-star app!

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Clipboard Sharing
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Sep 17, '04 01:23:29PM

Also, you can create a new folder on the root level of the hard drive (in my case I called it "Documents_Shared") and stash stuff there for use between accounts...

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Create a new user for high-CPU-usage apps
Authored by: xavierbdm on Sep 17, '04 01:27:48PM

I actually use ClipBoard sharing exactly for this purpose: I have two users: a pro and a personal one.
My personal address books syncs with my personal .mac, and because .mac sync alas does not allow synching only specific groups, I do have to keep the pro and personal address books unsynched. so I switch user, go pick (copy) a phone number or address and switch back, then just take the clipboard from the personal user!
Clean and easy.
And ClipBoard sharing is really handy for quick and dirty transmission of info accross the office (and the multiple clipboard prevents any erasing of your colleagues previosu clipboard ;-) )
Interesting to see that the current Office banner ad on the site now portrays exactly that: user switching between pro and personal life... Nice coincidence.

regarding issues with access to files, you have to start saving files in Shared, and permissions can become a bit of a headache though...

iMac G4 17 800/512/80 + powerbook firewire G3 500/512/30

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