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[Q] Maxwell 3 on MacOS 10.15.6: security warnings


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I'm using an old version of Maxwell (3) in combination with FormZ 9.06 which until recently worked fine for my modest needs.

With the latest versions of MacOS, I can't get it to work anymore because of tightened security measures. I get warnings like in the screenshots below. I cannot use the standalone Maxwell application nor the plug-in.

Does anyone know a workaround for this? Or do I have no other choice than forking out a couple of hundred euros for Maxwell 5?

Any help greatly appreciated.


// Tom

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I think if you go to the macs system preferences and then Security & Privacy (General tab) immediately after you get the message, there will be an "open anyway button".

Click that to see if it works. I've had to do that a lot at least once with all of the Maxwell apps (even the nodes, manager etc.) and that includes the newer versions.

I'm using macOS Catalina 10.15.7

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Hi Des,

Many thanks for your reply. I got the standalone version of Maxwell to work in the way you described: clicking through all the frameworks that are used under the hood.

Sadly, I still can't get the plug-in to work anymore (MaxwellRender.fzp). I think it is because FormZ continues to start up and doesn't wait for me to give permission via Security & Privacy.

// Tom

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