[tbb-bugs] #12966 [Tor Browser]: OSX: tor dmg encourages installation in /Applications

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#12966: OSX: tor dmg encourages installation in /Applications
     Reporter:  trams        |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  osx
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:2 gk]:
 > Is there something special about ~/Applications? We had ~/Desktop first
 but it turned out that normal Mac users were confused...

 I don't think there is anything special about ~/Applications.  The problem
 with putting the Tor Browser app there is that it won't be visible when
 someone accesses the /Applications folder from the Mac OS dock.  So it
 might be hard for people to find TB after they install it.

 If someone cannot install in /Applications, won't Mac OS tell them that?
 Then they can choose to install elsewhere.  But maybe that is too

 Although Tor Browser is a weird beast (because it writes to its app
 bundle), I suspect that /Applications works fine for most people.  But
 then again I thought ~/Desktop was a great choice.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12966#comment:3>
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