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384 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 12:01 PM by Piso Mojado RSS
dhanna Calculating status...
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Jan 26, 2013 8:30 PM

How do I stop getting the dialog box warning that "Firefox.app is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" every time I open Firefox in Snow Leopard?

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,045 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to dhanna)

    Move it out of the disk image that it is in into the Applications folder.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,045 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to dhanna)

    Are you an admin user for your computer?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,410 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to dhanna)

    My guess would be that you have somehow managed to copy the disk image to the application folder, but not actually installed the software.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to dhanna)

    If Firefox is in the Applications folder, then in Terminal in Utilities, copy/paste and hit return

     

    xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Firefox.app

     

     

    This will remove the quarantine attribute from Firefox.app and stop the popups.

  • Piso Mojado Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    I have the same problem every time.  I've tried throwing away the Firefox folder in user/library/application support and reinstalling Firefox.  When I enter xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Firefox.app in the terminal, I get this error: xattr: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Applications/Firefox.app'  I tried deleting the ".app" and got this error: xattr: No such file: /Applications/Firefox

  • Piso Mojado Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to Piso Mojado)

    I entered this into Terminal and it worked: sudo xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Firefox.app/

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