Mac OS X

Installing Secure Browser for Mac OS X

This procedure installs Secure Browser on desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your version of Mac OS and your web browser.

1.Remove any previous versions of the secure browser by dragging its folder to the Trash.

2.Click the Download Browser link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.

3.Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click DeSSASecureBrowserX.X-YYYY-MM-DD-signed.dmg to display its contents. 

4.Drag the DeSSASecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the secure browser into Applications.

5.Disable Mission Control/Spaces. Instructions for disabling Spaces are in the Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing.

6.Double-click the DeSSASecureBrowser icon on the desktop to launch the secure browser. (You must launch the secure browser to complete the installation.) The secure browser opens displaying the student login screen. The browser fills the entire screen and hides the dock.

7.To exit the browser, click Close in the upper-right corner of the screen.

8.Ensure all background jobs, such as virus scans or software updates, are scheduled outside of test windows. For example, if your testing takes place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.