Disable Mission Control Shortcuts via MCX in Workgroup Manager (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Last year I posted an article on how to disable “Spaces” using MCX (plist). This is a requirement for the “Smarter Balanced Assessments” that we are giving in the schools this spring. This year there is one addition to the .plist that is needed or you will not be able to run the CTSecureBrowser app without error. In additional to 79, 80, 81 and 118 you need #82 as well.

		<key>82</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>124</integer>
					<integer>393216</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>

So the whole file will now look like the below snippet. Just save that as com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist and import into your user group.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>AppleSymbolicHotKeys</key>
	<dict>
		<key>118</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>18</integer>
					<integer>262144</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>
		<key>79</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>123</integer>
					<integer>262144</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>
		<key>80</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>123</integer>
					<integer>393216</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>
		<key>81</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>124</integer>
					<integer>262144</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>
		<key>82</key>
		<dict>
			<key>enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>value</key>
			<dict>
				<key>parameters</key>
				<array>
					<integer>65535</integer>
					<integer>124</integer>
					<integer>393216</integer>
				</array>
				<key>type</key>
				<string>standard</string>
			</dict>
		</dict>
	</dict>
</dict>
</plist>
 
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