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Exit iPhoto/iTunes when Fast User Switching
Authored by: olliesoldest on Dec 20, '06 10:06:23PM

This is a great tip, but I am unable to make it work. I've followed the instructions exactly, including the bit about making my user the only one with write permission, but it seems that WinSwitch is not executing the script on Switch-Out. If I double-click the alias in the Switch-Out Items folder it works as expected (shutting down both iPhoto and iTunes if they are running) but when I use WinSwitch to switch to another user and then back, iPhoto is still running. Any ideas? Is there a WinSwitch log I can check to find out if the WinSwitch program is being denied access to the "Quit iPhoto and iTunes" application? Thanks for any suggestions, and Happy Holidays.



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Exit iPhoto/iTunes when Fast User Switching
Authored by: jdsmith on Dec 21, '06 10:32:13AM

WinSwitch logs to the console, so you can open Console.app to see why it doesn't run the script (might have to switch back and forth a few times and clear the console to ensure you've got the right message). My guess is that your permissions on the alias are incorrect. The only change to you needed to make is to remove write-access to group. It should still be executable. It should also be owned by you (and not, e.g., root), and the directory it's in should be readable.



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Exit iPhoto/iTunes when Fast User Switching
Authored by: olliesoldest on Jan 09, '07 06:18:23PM

That was it. I changed the group permissions on the two folders (Switch-Out Items and Winswitch) to group read only and the tip now works as I hoped it would. Thank you!



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