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accepted Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
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comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
What an excellent answer: informative, detailed and polite! Thanks for taking the time to do such a thorough job.
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comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
p.s. I know Windows has the same prompt, but everyone agrees that malware exists for Windows. Perhaps the correct answer here is that viruses are rare on Macs but other types of malware aren't?
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comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
"Biased" how? I can assure you it isn't - it's a genuine question that I don't know the answer to!
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comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
Trust me, I do get it: my terminology was just a bit woolly. I've added clarification. It's very much a genuine question - the downvote seems unwarranted to me.
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revised Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
Clarification added
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comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
As an additional point, who is the warning for? Advanced users will generally know what they're downloading and regard it as a nuisance bit of hand-holding, and more typical users (aka "your mother" :) aren't normally equipped to judge whether they should heed the warning or not. Either way, I seems a clumsy and redundant UI experience.
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comment how to set 'arrange by' for all the folders in the finder
+1 - I have exactly the same question.
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