How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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These are instructions on how to run applications that 'can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer' in Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

ALLOW SINGLE APP:
If you would like to allow just one specific application to run:

Step One
Hold down the Control key and click the application icon. From the contextual menu choose Open.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Two
A popup will appear asking you to confirm this action. Click the Open button.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion


ALLOW ALL APPS:
If you would like to allow all applications from unidentified developers to run:

Step One
Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Two
Choose Security & Privacy from the System Preferences menu.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Three
Select General from the tabs at the top of the Security & Privacy page.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Four
Click the Lock icon at the bottom left of the window.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Five
Enter your administrative username and password and click Unlock
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Six
Select Anywhere from list of places to allow downloaded applications from.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Seven
A popup window will appear asking you to confirm your selection. Click the Allow From Anywhere button.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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