LS installed to all User Accounts - why?

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LS installed to all User Accounts - why?

Post by Guest » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:47 pm

Installing LS 2, I notice that LS is apparently installed into all accounts on the machine as opposed to the specific User account that is in use at time of installation. For example I keep a clean generic account with nothing beyond the basic Apple installation. I do not want LS on that account. I appreciate that I can turn it off but why is it running in the first place as it wasn't installed on the account? In the previous Pref pane version this didn't happen.

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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:03 pm

LS operates at the kernel level, below all the user accounts. It might not have installed the prefpane in the other user accounts but it still works across all accounts.

As I understand it, this is how it's always worked.

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Post by ooshnoo » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:57 pm

Anonymous wrote:LS operates at the kernel level, below all the user accounts. It might not have installed the prefpane in the other user accounts but it still works across all accounts.

As I understand it, this is how it's always worked.


LS 2.0 does not install a preference pane.

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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:15 pm

Anonymous wrote:LS operates at the kernel level, below all the user accounts. It might not have installed the prefpane in the other user accounts but it still works across all accounts.

As I understand it, this is how it's always worked.


I don't think so. In the past LS did not activate on User accounts when the Pref Pane was not installed. LS 2 activates across all accounts automatically. This has obvious drawbacks not the least being the lack of a 'clean' account on the computer for identifying problem apps.

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