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LoginWindow Manager can be used to manage several hidden features of the loginwindow application. These features include:
  • Disabling the restart and shutdown buttons on the login screen (ok, this feature isn't hidden, but belongs to this group anyway)
  • Hide local users in the list of users at the login screen
  • Hide administrator users at the list of users at the login screen
  • Include network users in the list of users at the login screen (applicable only in conjunction with MCX)
  • Show the "Other..." user at the loginwindow screen
  • Disable the logout, restart, and shutdown items in the more...

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Version 2.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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donmontalvo Member IconComment+1288

This is broken as of 10.5, Bombich is aware and I'm sure is working on an update.

Don Montalvo, NYC

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Version 2.0.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

What I would really like is an app to allow us to change THE ORDER OF THE LOGIN ITEMS, as we could in previous versions of OS X. It's annoying that I can't reorder the items the way I want in Tiger.

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Version 2.0.1
Anonymous Member Icon

You can, but the control is busted. After several dozen tries I was able to grab an item and drag it. It's a bug - send reports to Apple.

Not to mention, Login items have NOTHING to do with the Login Window...


Hmmm they do, they are managed in LoginWindow.plist! My Solution, get a plist editor (BBedit or similar won't work as the plist are now encrypted in Tiger) PlistEdit Pro is a good choice.

Anonymous Member Icon

They are not encrypted it's a binary form.

Command Line (Terminal.app)
plutil -convert xml1 plistfile.plist

Will make it the xml format you're used to

Anonymous Member Icon

just use property list editor and you won't lose the benefits of the binary format.


Apple is aware of this problem and a level 2 support agent, told me on Oct 11 that it was fixed in 10.4.3. It isn't - he lied.

Anonymous Member IconReview

What about hidden US government logos/features?

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon

Hehe, that'd be cool!

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Version 2.0.2
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 10,793
Version Downloads 6,285
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 02 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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