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10.5: Remove the 'downloaded file' warning flag
Authored by: dstewart on Nov 13, '07 10:49:53AM

This is not "vista-esque." Vista asks you to "cancel or allow" hundreds of ordinary behaviors that users do every day, several times a day--like plugging in an external drive, a thumb drive, even modifying the UAC settings. (Think of how many things Microsoft must believe could possibly be hijacked in a Vista system to require UAC warnings on so many things. They don't even trust the UAC control panel to remain secure, as shown by their requiring the user to confirm that they want to Allow changes in its settings.) Leopard is warning of a SINGLE known potential route of system infection: downloaded executables. And even then it is giving you intelligent options.

Get rid of it if you wish, but it's just not true that it's like Vista.

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10.5: Remove the 'downloaded file' warning flag
Authored by: crisses on Dec 25, '07 12:42:39PM

Hi, David,

I beg to differ. Ok, perhaps .php is a potential executable but not when I'm trying to open it in a text editor. Example: I download ZenCart, expand it, look at some of the .php files in SubEthaEdit, and this warning comes up. For every .php I'm opening in a text editor. I could run them in Apache localhost (only because I've gone through the trouble to enable a MAMP stack on localhost), and I'll bet they execute without warning. How helpful (or secure) is that?

I'm going to find the disabling of this feature a definite time-saver. Most of my work is in web application programming, and I'm not new to the internet (obviously) -- I'm aware that things that come via the web are potentially dangerous. I need to disable this feature in order to work quickly, sanely, and with the least abuse of my hands possible. For me, one more click per file I open actually matters, not to mention that this is a change from my prior workflow habits that I would have to get used to. Next I need an automator action that will recurse a directory dropped on it and remove this flag so I can get on with my work when I download client files from a live server.

[MacOSXHints: Thanks for the script!]

Criss

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