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Install Zoom Client (Mac)

Step-by-step instructions to install Zoom on Mac

The following instructions describe how to properly install the Zoom Client on Mac.

Prerequisites

  • MacOS X 10.9+
  • Installer for Zoom client downloaded from evolphin
  • Administrator permission on computer
  • Java 6 installed for 5.3 or below
  • X11 – XQuartz Project
NOTE: Java 6 is not needed for zoom client versions greater than 5.5 as Java 8 is already packaged in the client software

Preparing for Installation

Disable Mac OS X Sandboxing

In Mac OS X 10.7+, by default Mac OS X will prevent users from installing applications that were not installed from the Mac App Store. To disable this, do the following:

  1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences

    Apple System Preferences
    System Preferences in Apple menu
  2. Click on Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the Lock in the bottom-left corner to unlock your preferences.

    Lock icon - Apple System Preferences
    Lock icon – Apple System Preferences
  4. Under Allow applications downloaded from select Anywhere

    Allow Anywhere setting - Apple System Preferences
    Allow Anywhere setting – Apple System Preferences

     

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  6. Click Allow Anywhere

Install Java

In order to properly install Zoom on a Mac, you must have Java 6 installed on your computer instead of Java 7+. Both Java 6 and 7 or 8 can co-exist on the same machine. Depending on whether you already have Java 7/8 installed determines the proper procedure for installation. In Mac OS X 10.7, Apple changed their policy of bundling Java with the operating system. Apple Java is still available from Apple and is still required for running Zoom.

  1. Open Terminal.app in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
  2. Type in:
    java -version

    Terminal.app - Mac
    Terminal.app – Mac
  3. When prompted whether you would like to install a Java SE 6 runtime, click Install

    Install Java prompt - Mac OS X
    Install Java prompt – Mac OS X
  4. Agree to the License Agreement by clicking Agree.
  5. Wait for the Java SE 6 to complete installing.

Alternatively if that doesn’t work, you can also install the Java 6 by going to this Apple link and downloading the Java 6 package.

Install Ghostscript

In order for Zoom to generate previews of PDF, EPS or PostScript documents, Zoom needs the Ghostscript (gs) utility installed on Mac. As of Mac OS X 10.7.x, Apple no longer ships Zoom with X11 installed. In order to install it, please download and install it from here.

Install Zoom

  1. Double-click the *.dmg Zoom Client installer disk image.
  2. In the disk image, double-click zoom-client-mac32.pkg.
  3. Follow the installation wizard instructions.

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