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I am using an Apple Mini Mac to run Appacelerator on  ... I down loaded and installed the application but it didn't install clean...meaning I had to go and find certain modules ... I tried to download and install Titanium CLI 3.x.x and Alloy ... when I click in stall the Apple window comes up to enter password to install ... I don't have a password set so I click ok and it says I have to enter a password ... I've entered every password I have , I've gone to their forum and asked I've logged in and out ... I've down loaded and installed the package on my windows machine with no problem... this seems to be an Apple problem ... how can I force the machine to install these applications? ... it also appears to be impossible to turn off this feature is that true ?... I also tried to uninstall and reinstall, but it appears that it is virtually impossible to remove a program fully from a Mac... as you can tell I am new to Apple any help would be appreciated...
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by:Justin Pierce, CEH
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Hi Dolamitejenkins,

   It sounds like you are running 10.8 Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper is causing you heartache with the 3rd party, which aren't approved by Apple. An easy way to get around this is to hold the "Control" button on your Mac and choose "Open" when clicking your application. Another way to do this is to go to System Preferences/Security & Privacy/and in the bottom portion of the window choose "Anywhere". This will allow you to install apps that you download to your Mac without any security interrupts from your Mac. Apple's Gatekeeper is a great idea and it does help protect those individuals that download apps from seedy sites but for those of us that work with apps we trust from vendors that we count on, then Gatekeeper can be a bother. Last, to remove your program fully, if your app didn't come with an uninstaller, you can simply drag your app to the trashcan on your doc, or right-click and select "Move to trash".

Hope this helps.
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by:dolamitejenkins
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Thanks but I'm actually using 10.6.8 ... the steps you gave  me did not work... any other thoughts ?
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Justin Pierce, CEH earned 2000 total points
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Hi Dolamitejenkins,

   Awww, Snow Leopard I still love that OS. Anyways, so this might be a permissions issue. Are you logging in as an Admin? If you aren't sure go to System Preferences/Users & Groups/ and below your name you should Admin. If so, then it may be the application as the main culprit. First, let's make sure that you have the right link: http://www.appcelerator.com/download-osx
Next, right-click on the the app, click "Get Info", scroll down to Sharing and Permissions, Make sure that you see your account in the window. If not then click the (+) button and select your account and make sure that it says "Read & Write".
Last, if all of this doesn't help please take a screenshot of any errors that pop-up. Thanks.
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by:dolamitejenkins
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Got it ... thanks for your help
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