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Workaround GateKeeper for Non-Apps Apps
GateKeeper will block files from opening that it thinks are command line apps.

I was trying to open in TextWrangler sample .ncx and .opf files that I had downloaded from an Amazon forum. The Mac saw them as command line apps, and when dragging them onto TextWrangler's icon, I got an alert from GateKeeper. Since they're files, the contextual menu "Open" command didn't work. When I went into the Security preference pane to temporarily disable GateKeeper, I noticed that it had a message about the last thing that was prevented from opening, with a button to open anyway, and the file opened right away in TextWrangler. (Note that I didn't try changing the "open in" app using Get Info, which may have worked also.)
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Workaround GateKeeper for Non-Apps
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Nov 15, '13 07:51:26AM

I have Gatekeeper turned off. It causes more issues than it prevents IMO.

iMac 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB, 1TB, Mac OS X 10.9

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Workaround GateKeeper for Non-Apps
Authored by: gabester on Nov 18, '13 11:50:17AM
Seeing this and today's hint Service to open terminal in selected folder it'd be great to have a readily accessible toggle for GateKeeper. Not that it's that hard to turn off and on... ideally the toggle would have a timer to automatically re-enable it. Or to leave it normally disabled and temporarily enable it, say, if you have to loan your machine to a friend who is indiscriminate with software downloads...

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