Hiding my naughty browsing and photos etc

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  1. audrey

    audrey New Member

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    I always freak out a little when a 'friend' uses my macbook. I am worried they will find things in my browsing history and/or downloads, photos and files etc. Naughty kinky things that I would prefer to keep to myself.

    What's the best way around this? Should I have a seperate profile?? Would desktop manager type apps be something to consider?

    Thanks for the help, I am a mac n00b :mamoru:
     
  2. audrey

    audrey New Member

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    What if they want to look at my music to play something? or look at some photos I have uploaded?
     
  3. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    for browsing do what I do...

    use camino for all your web browsing, never touch safari. anyone that hops on my mac instinctively hops on safari. so autotype can't really embarrass me, and neither can the last downloads under safari :o It works like a charm, when a friend asks to hop on I'll usually close out camino and go "you'll prolly like/used to safari..."

    you could keep camino out of the dock as well if you want.
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    for safari i use "private browsing" in the file menu. it doesnt log a history or anything. as for pictures, i just create a folder that doesnt have an obvious name/location
     
  5. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    for files and whatnot i have this handy widget called abdacabadra LINK

    seems to do the trick.
     
  6. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    private browsing FTW
     
  7. Bona Fide

    Bona Fide Guest

    post nudes
     
  8. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    i agree :x:

    meanwhile, i would use private browsing on safari. i don't normally use it because i don't care what my friends/gf think of what i'm doing on the computer, but i have used it in the past, and it works great.

    this actually came up the other night.

    my buddy sits at my computer.

    him: "wtf are these 16 y/o girls?"
    me: "obviously"
    him: "dude, that is fucked up"
    me: "stfu, you'd like looking at it as much as i do"
    him: "you're right.
     
  9. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    use firefox and have it automatically delete history and fields
     
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    nwmrkt New Member

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  11. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    if you're worried about files, i would suggest going to Utilities -> Disk Utility, then File -> New -> Blank Disk Image then create one (I recommend 4.7 GB so you can back it up to DVD if you want) then use the 128 Bit AES Encryption, so your files are encrypted, and it will be displayed as a disk image that you can open and store files, then close when you're not using it, and it's password protected so only you can open it.
     
  12. audrey

    audrey New Member

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    Thanks for all your help :)

    I am using Safari (on private) for naughty browsing and Firefox for general. I haven't put anything into action regarding my files, photos and vids.
     
  13. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    your photos? let me introduce you to OTAH.
     
  14. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    None of my friends are Apple friendly.. so I do all my browsing under Safari and tell them use Firefox. Safari has private browsing so it doesn't store naughtyness in the History or auto-fill address windows when it's enabled. As for files, I keep everything on a thumb drive and just yank it before handing the lappy to anyone.
     
  15. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    oh thats sweet... I'm trying that tonight :o
     
  16. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    VERY useful
     
  17. mel my finger

    mel my finger New Member

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    You could use the Dot Folders method:

    http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/how_to_hide_your_porn
     
  18. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    fuck this...tell your friends to buy their own laptops! cheap fucks!



    :fawk:
     
  19. Bzong

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    This guy is smart.
     

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