Start browser with specific URL for guest user


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Hi there,
it's my first post, be gentle :)

We have a public Mac with guest account. The requirement is that every time the guest user logs in, Chrome (or any other browser) should open a specific website - example.com
This can't be done with "open at login" as all user settings and files from the guest user will be deleted after logout.
Is this possible with automator - I would prefer the automator as i'm new to Mac and don't really have an idea about scripting.

iMac 21.5", Late 2012
High Sierra, 10.13.6

Thanks for your help.
Chris
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

Correct. Because the Guest user is a temporary user, and all data is deleted when the guest logs out, there isn't any official way to set static preferences. In addition, an Automator/AppleScript wouldn't work in that scenario.

The easiest way would be to create a non-admin standard user that guests could use. You could then set preferences for Chrome that would be saved when the user logs out.

C
 

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