This is a followup on this post of mine: Application permissions for Standard user
I'm now running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 and this problem is still irritating.
I use my Mac as a Standard user. When I first set it up, all applications were downloaded/installed using the Admin user.
When using my Mac as the Standard user, every time I go to run an application I get the following message:
"Whatever.app" is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?
With the options for
Open. Of course I choose
Open and everything works fine.
Now, I am used to this notice appearing the first time I try to run an app from the internet. My problem is that it appears every time.
Note that I am not asked for any Administrator credentials, and these apps have already been installed to the
/Applications directory as an Administrator.
I have tried with a different Standard user and still have the same issue. I have also already used Disk Utility to repair the drive permissions, just in case.
How can I make this notice appear only on the first run?
If I install an application, while logged in as the Standard user, but authenticating as the Administrator, then it only warns me about the Application on the first run, and then never again, as long as I am still logged in as that Standard user.
But all the applications I installed while logged in as Administrator give me a pop up warning every time if I try to run them while logged in as a Standard user.
There is a "solution" to this problem, but it is so incredibly inelegant. For every application I downloaded and installed, while logged in as Administrator, simply installing the application is not enough. I must actually login as the Administrator and launch the application at least once to clear the warning for all other users. This seems incredible silly. Surely there must be a better way to accomplish this?