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Author Topic: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options  (Read 819 times)

kimbriki

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Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:49 PM »
Hi,
Is there any way to incorporate a password prompt before the "Configure Preference and Options" right click menu option can be accessed.....to stop an arbitary user from fiddling with settings.

Thanks

Ath

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 01:12 AM »
As a short-term alternative, you could set the ini file to read-only... though that would probably result in errormessages when someone tries to change settings :huh:

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 04:19 PM »
Thanks, I'll give that a try, but it would be nice to have a password option in the menu.

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 01:13 AM »
Yeah, it's not something I'm planning on adding to my apps.
However, another option you could use would be a custom script to monitor and automatically close certain window dialogs that are shown -- so if the current user every tried to open the options dialog it would be immediately closed.
That could be a coding snack that someone could write.

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 02:07 AM »
Anyone interested in attempting a code snack on this topic?  :tellme:

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 03:35 PM »
Anyone interested in attempting a code snack on this topic?  :tellme:

You could probably post a request in the coding snacks area, and see if anyone bites.  They might not see it here.

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 01:55 AM »
Anyone interested in attempting a code snack on this topic?  :tellme:

You could probably post a request in the coding snacks area, and see if anyone bites.  They might not see it here.

Well, I thought about it and decided to a) leave some room for mouser to come up with a solution as suggested by the OP (though that may take a little time) and b) it should be handled at the root of the 'problem', not trying to 'solve' it by symptom suppression.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 02:02 AM by Ath, Reason: typo »

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Re: Password for Launchbar Commander Preferences / Options
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 01:28 PM »
Mouser has said that he's not going to add it to his apps, so I don't think that there is anything wrong with taking it.