Installing 3rd party programs on Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Yakuza, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

    Yakuza

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    Hi all

    I have updated my iMac to Mavericks, a clean install.

    And amoung some programs there where some of them that i was unable to install them, for example "JDownloader".

    It showed a message like "This program is not certificated", or something.

    Basically saying that, that program was not from a secure source.

    PS: i was able to install it on Lion.

    Can you help?

    Thanks
     
  2. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Under the security settings in system preferences you can allow the use of uncertified software. Toggle this and you are good to go.
     
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Maybe try System Preferences>Security & Privacy>set it to allow apps downloaded from anywhere.
     
  4. bluespaceoddity macrumors regular

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    Perhaps worth mentioning that it is possible to allow Apps on a case by case basis, without altering system wide Security & Privacy settings:

    In Finder, Control-click or right click the icon of the app.
    Select Open from the top of contextual menu that appears.
    Click Open in the dialog box. If prompted, enter an administrator name and password.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5290
     
  5. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yakuza

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    Thanks a lot guys, i will definitely try to do that.

    I'll be posting the result.

    Again, thank you
     
  6. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    It will work - I've had to do this for several apps already.
     
  7. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yakuza

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    Yeah? Oh great =) thanks
     
  8. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    It will even remember what app you tried to install and remind you of it when you change the choice in the preferences pane.

    I install the software and immediately set the choice back before I forget.
     
  9. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yakuza

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    Thats great, because i was already thinking that Apple had prohibited installing some programs and even games, which i tried with no success.

    I am relieved lol
     
  10. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Actually, that's the impression I got from the dialog box too.

    I could see Apple moving in that direction, but I'd probably have a stroke and die if they did.
     
  11. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yakuza

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    Lets hope not, for the good of your health.

    Well, but i confirm, it works. I was able to install a game # all is good and thanks you all for your help
     

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