Request for walkthrough of optional install settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by philMBP, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. philMBP macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
    This is my first ever Mac OS install, so would like enlist you for your knowledge and experience.

    Fist of all, apparently I can save on disk space by NOT installing all of the language files. I only want English and Canadian French. Where is this setting and how does this work?

    Second, I want to make sure I have the applications, iCal, iChat etc. Essentially, all of the apps that came pre-installed on my 2009 Mini.

    Can someone walk me through the optional settings? Maybe even screenshots?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. lannister80 macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2009
    I'm doing this from memory, but I can give you the gist:

    If you want only English and Canadian French translations of the OS (so you can have menus/dialog boxes appear in that language), just choose those. Or maybe it automatically selects the language you started the installer in, and it gives you the option to select OTHER languages, in which case you'd select the ones you want in addition to the language you started the installer in.

    There is a SEPARATE selection area called "Additional Fonts" or something like that. That's NOT a translation area, but support for foreign character sets. I install all of these so I can view Chinese/Cyrillic/etc (not that I understand them though).

    All the apps that are installed with OS X (iChat, iCal, Mail, etc) are always automatically installed. I don't think there's a setting to not install them.

    I'd recommend installing Rosetta, that's a way to run PPC apps on your machine (from before Apple's switch to Intel processors). There are still a few floating around that I use that don't have Intel versions (and never will).
  3. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    There's a big customize button before you install. Click that button and you will find the optional install options.
  4. philMBP thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007

    I see. now that I understand the difference, I only want the English OS. I do however want English US + Canadian French keyboard and dictionnaries.

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