Mac won't download anything from the Internet Help please

dannykim15218

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May 12, 2016
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I was trying to download silverlight and after I double clicked on the package it brought up a little rectangle that said verifying, except the bar never loaded and it just stayed empty. I don't have an anti virus set up and I have turned off my firewall. What do I do?
 

Nermal

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There is also a Mac version, commonly used for video.

I haven't seen this particular issue. Is your system date/time set correctly?
 

dannykim15218

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May 12, 2016
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There is also a Mac version, commonly used for video.

I haven't seen this particular issue. Is your system date/time set correctly?
yes
edit: its not just silverlight, I tried downloading a JDK but that had the same problem as well
 

DeltaMac

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Jul 30, 2003
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I see that occasionally.
I let it sit for a few minutes, then if nothing seems to happen, I just cancel the "verifying" window. If it is not obvious how to do that, you can try a force quit, too.
Then, run the installer again. Should work on the second try.
 

Silvrbill

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Dec 20, 2013
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Make sure the "download from anywhere" option is enabled in your Security and Privacy settings.
 

DeltaMac

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mine does no show the Anywhere option
Yes, Apple removed that "Anywhere" setting, since High Sierra. You get the "App Store and identified developers", which covers most downloads.
Newer macOS systems will let you download other apps, and will ask you to allow those on an individual basis.
 

Gravydog316

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May 17, 2016
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Check that's it's compatible with your macOS version,
maybe Silverlight isn't updated (??)
I used to have Silverlight years ago, &it worked fine on my Mac (haven't used in a long time though)
...maybe it's not updated for macOS ?
 
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