Having been a Mac user for several years, I am now looking at Macs in our school environment. It was commissioned and configured a few months ago and now we're looking at improving small bits and customising things to make it all seem a bit more streamline.
A couple of things we would like to do but I am not sure how to go about this:
Setting Mouse settings by default We use the Apple wired USB mice, and by default there is no secondary button and the tracking is set to an incredible slow speed, the guy that commissioned the integration for us said there isn't a way to set this by default, but i'm always looking for a work around! Can this be done either in Workgroup Manager or via a Shell Script on login maybe?
Roaming Preferences We did have this at first but then it broke! At the moment any preferences set by a user remain on the local machine, which is great, they can come back use it next week and their preferences are still there. But they won't always be using the same machine, so their preferences ideally should carry with them wherever they login! Again, we had this before but now it doesn't work - does anybody know how this is set in Workgroup Manager?
Show User Home in Finder If you go Finder > Preferences > Sidebar, you can add the User Home, which is shown by the logged on users name. This would be ideal as this is what the students see when using a Windows PC and recognise as their home directory - this would make their use of the Macs a lot easier! Can this be added by default? Again, we used to have it, but not sure why it isn't set anymore?
Any help would be great! As I've said, i'm very new to this side of using a Mac, never had to use plists and shell scripts etc before, so i'm learning! Ive managed to set up a shell script to create a folder and set permissions on the local machine after being imaged so i'm slowly learning!