2 quick questions

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Loa, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #1
    Hello,

    1) Is the iCloud enabled desktop and documents folder an opt-in or mandatory feature?
    2) Is there a way to permanently allow apps from any developper to launch without having to shift click every time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    #2
    1. you can turn it on or off in icloud system preferences (there are a number of options there).
    2. once you allow an app install or open an app right-clicking, it opens thereafter (at least, in my experience).

    if i'm wrong about any of this, i will eat my hat (spoiler alert: i don't have a hat)....
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    #3
    #1 is configurable, as Fisherking said.

    For #2, if you want to allow a given app to run, allowing it once whitelists it from Gatekeeper. If you're asking if you can turn Gatekeeper off, so new apps from "any developer" can run without shift-click, that is not an option in Sierra without some terminal stuff. Only options in Sierra are: Mac App Store only - or Mac App Store plus identified developers.
     
  4. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    #4
    For 2) the command is:

    sudo spctl —master-disable

    Hands @fisherking the salt. Bon appetite! :)
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i wasn't wrong with what i posted, you're just passing on other information. plus i don't use salt... :cool:
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Heh. Ok (on the salt) But I'm pretty sure if you don't do that with Sierra, you're always prompted for unsigned apps.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    i have a couple of apps i had to control-click to open...but not since i first opened them.

    if i'm still wrong about anything, lend me a hat. and i'll wear it...
     
  8. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Heh. Ok, damn you, you forced me to test it. :). (I just presumed everyone was getting worked up over it earlier, so it must need to be disabled).
    You are entirely correct!! I really don't understand why everyone was getting so worked up about the gatekeeper change. I just grabbed Subler from Macupdate, did a right/control click to open and never got prompted again - and the status of spctl is enabled.
    I'll find an appropriately goofy looking hat to wear today, as penance. :)

    So, to the OP - it seems to be the same as it was in El Capitan (maybe Apple was thinking of making it more restrictive, then backed down?).
     
  9. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #9
    Hello all,

    Thanks for the answers. Glad to see that Sierra will be the first OS since 10.8 that I will want to install (instead of being forced to for various reasons).

    Loa
     

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