Rev and User Accounts
gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com
Sun Nov 27 16:45:24 CST 2005
In an attempt to keep myself on-task while working at my computer, I
created a new user account, without administrative privileges. We're
on Macintosh OS 10.4. The administrator can grant or deny other users
access to applications. (This is done under the heading of "parental
My plan was to lock myself out of the obvious
time-sponge-applications. I wouldn't be able to use this stuff on
impulse. I'd have to log out and log back in as the administrator.
The slight delay and inconvenience might be an effective
The problem: Revolution Dreamcard doesn't show up in the list of
applications I can allow or disallow -- under "Parental Controls".
(Revolution Dreamcard Player does show up.) I can try adding
Revolution Dreamcard to the list of applications by using the
"locate..." button. When I try to include Revolution that way, I get
a dialog box that says, "Revolution Dreamcard doesn't work with the
limitations you have selected." The attempt to put Revolution on the
"allow" list is ignored.
I tried turning off all limitations on the "parental controls"
screen. No help. I wondered if Rev needs access to certain helper
applications. The only one I could think of was Quicktime Player. I
added that one to the "allow" list, but I still can't add Revolution
to the "allow" list.
If I turn off all parental controls, then Revolution works normally
under the other account. But then the purpose of the other account is
Thanks in advance,
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