howtogeek at August 12th, 2013 06:41 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/170269/how-to-let-someone-else-use-your-computer-without-giving-them-access-to-all-your-stuff/
If you let someone use your computer, they could gain access to your saved passwords, read your email, access all your files, and more. Instead of looking over their should, just use your operating system’s guest account feature.
nsdcars5 at August 12th, 2013 09:52 — #2
You mean this wasn't obvious?
geek at August 12th, 2013 09:54 — #3
You'd think so, but most people don't know about the guest account or how it works.
nsdcars5 at August 12th, 2013 10:10 — #4
I don't even know what to say right now. Not poking around the Control Panel (Windows) or Pimp My Rom (Android) is a bit of a foreign concept for me.
atakan16 at August 12th, 2013 12:24 — #5
For people looking for something that wasn't as obvious, you can open up a speperate account with chrome browser. Chances are they want to use the internet. Go to settings in chrome, scroll down and go to advanced settings or something. Scroll down more and you'll see an option to add another user to the chrome browser. You can pick an icon and what not. So that is one way
geek at August 12th, 2013 13:04 — #6
That's a really good point that we should have covered.
What I always do is just open up Internet Explorer, since I don't use it anyway, and let them use that.
andrewroks1998 at August 13th, 2013 09:33 — #7
Another good way to "lock down" your PC for a guest's use is Chrome's Kiosk mode (command line flag "-kiosk [URL you want them to start at here]"). It makes the browser fullscreen and unexitable (besides Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab, but most people I let borrow my computer don't even know what a hotkey is).
nsdcars5 at August 14th, 2013 06:11 — #8
Nice trick. How come you don't have a Gravatar?
geek at December 13th, 2013 11:02 — #9
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