The following instructions describe how to properly install the Zoom Client on Mac.
- 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
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:
- Go to Apple menu > System Preferences
- Click on Security & Privacy.
- Click the Lock in the bottom-left corner to unlock your preferences.
- Under Allow applications downloaded from select Anywhere
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- Click Allow Anywhere
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.
- Open Terminal.app in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
- Type in:
- When prompted whether you would like to install a Java SE 6 runtime, click Install
- Agree to the License Agreement by clicking Agree.
- 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.
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.
- Double-click the *.dmg Zoom Client installer disk image.
- In the disk image, double-click zoom-client-mac32.pkg.
- Follow the installation wizard instructions.
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