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  1. #1

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    Sep 14, 2008
    Program Installation
    Alright, I'm a little confused here. 2 weeks ago I purchased my first Mac and I've been trying to figure out how to use the darn thing. I was able to install Office without any problems, most likely because it installs just like any Windows program. But I'm having a hard time grasping the installation of other Mac programs.

    For example, I tried to install the Coconut Battery Application yesterday and ran into some problems. I downloaded the .zip file to the downloads folder. When I double clicked on the file, it extracted the Coconut program to the desktop. I read that all I had to do was drag the file from there to the Applications folder. The problem is that everytime I attempt to open the file, I get a warning stating that the program was downloaded from the internet and asks if I really want to run the program.

    Once it's installed, shouldn't that warning go away, or is that normal?

    I know it's a noob question, so please feel free to flame me.

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Got your asbestos suit on? No flames, common question. Mac OS X wants to make sure you're aware the file that was downloaded from the internet is about to open and do you want to open it. Just reply yes and that's the last time you'll see the warning until you download another file from the net. Normal procedure.


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 14, 2008
    Ok, so I only have to deal with that one time? For a minute there, I thought Apple was copying from Vista.

    Thanks for your help! I'm going to keep my flame suit handy, since there is a lot of stuff I would like to do with this thing, but I don't even know where to start.

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    skaheadpunk's Avatar
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    Jan 12, 2008
    Leicester, England
    MacBook, iPod Classic, 8GB 3G iPhone, Time Capsule
    Ask away!

    The internet question thing is pretty useful - stops you or anyone else installing things you might not want to.

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