Installing apps via System Preferences

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by anzio, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. anzio, Nov 21, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013

    anzio macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2010
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    Hey there,

    I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9. If you drag a third party app towards the System Preferences icon, and then hold command and let go while hovering on the System Preferences icon, then System Preferences lights up with a window asking you to install the app.

    Has this been around for a while, is it a bug? I haven't actually selected an option in fear of what it may do to that apps installation. Curious as to what it "installs" for a single user, since the Applications folder is system wide. Maybe they were considering an app installer during OS X development, and decided to scrap it?

  2. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2013
    I just tried it using TinkerTool. Selecting "Install for this user only" did nothing. When I selected "Install for all users" it showed this but nothing was added to System Preferences.

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