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Looking for setting to stop panel coming up when launching Firefox

703 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2013 3:53 PM by BDAqua RSS
Sue San Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 18, 2013 1:54 PM

Hello to those who have helped before.... the old eMac has been pressed into service for someone else. I have reinstalled 10.5 then downloaded (obviously old version) Firefox because that is what i'm used to doing. Now when wishing to open FF a panel comes up with a warning that FF is an app downloaded from the internet and do i wish to continue.  I have used FF for a few years as a download and can't recall this happening and i'm sure i would remember cos it is a nuisance. I always continue with the opening and all is fine but it is the same process every time.  It's fairly irrelevant in the scheme of things as to whether FF is used or not but i would love to know if it is possible to stop the question being asked. i presume it is a thing within the computer and nothing to do with FF itself?.... kind regards.....

eMac G4 PowerPC, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Firefox 3.6.28
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)

    Hi again Sue,


    No, nothing to do with FF at all.


    Disable warnings for all...



    Disable for one App...



    BTW, TenFourFox is the most up to date browser for our PPCs, they even have G4 & G5 optimized versions...


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)

    By the look of the links you have sent i would not have been able to find them?

    Correct in 10.5.8, I think they relented in a later OS & had a pref in Security pref pane.


    I prefer FireFox over Safari by far, but prefer TFF over FF.


    SeaMonkey seems pretty fast also, with many options...



    I have learned i can't give 5 at this point as i won't be able to score the answer a second time.

    Correct, once a post is marked you cannot change it, & you're limited to one Solve & 2 Helpfuls.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)

    I'm running SeaMonkey version 2.0.14 on 10.4.11 & 10.5.8...



    I always muse a bit about Known vulnerabilities as compared to the Unknown & Known vulnerabilities in "Modern Browsers"... LOL, they issue patches almost weekly!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)

    Open the & paste this line in...


    xattr -d -w


    Type a space after it then in Finder drag the App you want there, so you get a line that looks like this...


    QS2005-G5:~ bdaqua$ xattr -d -w /Applications/


    Hmmm, -r didn't work, using -w did, bit not positive what that does, so...


    I'd use the disable all one in terminal though, unless you think you'll go wild opening Apps you've downloaded from the Internet.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)


    Due to a bug in the forum SW, had to post this to see the last post.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)

    Glad to hear, scoring was stupendous, thank you!


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