Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:25 PM
I want to disable the built in iSight camera in my Macbook Pro (C2D) via software instead of some unsightly tape. I'm aware of the possibility of a rootkit or other malicious software being able to override a software lockout, but in truth if the software was able to get that far I might have bigger problems.
This is partly to keep it from being used via iChat and other software unintentionally. I am forgetful sometimes and I wouldn't want to subject others to my morning face, before I shower, by mistake.
I have tried to remove the following from the system followed by a reboot, but the camera is still usable in iMovie and in "System Preferences -> Accounts -> Edit Picture -> Take a video snapshot":
when removing that did not work I tried to remove the entire folder:
in the end I removed all of the following:
/System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component/ (the entire folder)
but this still does not disable the built in iSight even after rebooting the system.
I am really out of ideas on what could possibly be keeping it enabled, but I hope someone here has some ideas.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:30 PM
Why don't you just move to Adium? As far as I know, there's no webcam support in that.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:16 AM
Disabling this is something of a question of how the disabling it in Leopard differs from Tiger as well as a way to help keep me from forgetting to disable the camera.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:18 PM
I reckon. What's up with that?
Well since everyone is just bashing
Me too, and agreed.
I have a Logitech Pro 9000 webcam this is FAR superior to the built-in isight
I know! Isn't that just silly? Did Apple believe that no one would ever have more than one webcam or video source? Huh?
The problem is that in QT, PB, and iMovie, there is no way to select the capturing device and it goes off of the 1st one available.
Did you ever find a solution? It's been driving me nutz for months.
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