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    andrew.glesener
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    Question How to make applications run without sticking them in the applications folder
    how to make applications run without sticking them in the applications folder. My computer is locked so i cant modify the applications folder. Ho do i make it so i can run apps without putting them there?

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    andrew.glesener
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    Well i just got Skype for mac and it doesnt run. it bounces once and goes away. It says to drag it to applications folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.glesener
    My computer is locked so i cant modify the applications folder.
    What do you mean? Have you played with the folder permissions?

    Found this hard to believe, so tried it.. Skype ran from other locations than the 'Applications' folder for me.

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    Tried it with skype too. Ran fine from both the desktop and an external hard drive (figured that would be the ultimate test)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBoblp
    Tried it with skype too. Ran fine from both the desktop and an external hard drive (figured that would be the ultimate test)
    You actually have to drag it from its expanded (mounted) dmg image "folder" to "somewhere", but that "somewhere" can be anywhere. You can't just open the DMG though and run it from there since technically it isn't installed anywhere at that point. You could drag it to the desktop, to the documents folder, etc and then drag the icon to the dock, but you cant leave it in the dmg file and drag the icon to the dock and run it.

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    andrew.glesener
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    What versions of OSx do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.glesener
    What versions of OSx do you have?
    10.4.6 (Tiger)
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    andrew.glesener
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    I have OSX 10 so that might be why.

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    Well...yea, i have OSX 10 too. There are different versions. Click on the apple in the top left and then About This Mac and youll get your exact version
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    andrew.glesener
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    Yeah i have 10.3 can you test it w/ ur mac?

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    by locked do you mean you do not know the administrator password? Some programs simply will not run without being "installed" and in order to install them you must have the admin password. That's the beauty of OSX in that viruses and such cannot simply install themselves without being logged on as admin., as well as like in my case if you have a bunch of computers in a school environment no-one can clutter them up by installing things unless they know the password.

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