Mac OS X

Installing Secure Browser for Mac OS X

This procedure installs Secure Browser on desktop computers running Mac OS X 10.6–10.12. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your version of Mac OS X 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 WVSecureBrowserX.X-YYYY-MM-DD-signed.dmg to display its contents. 

4.Drag the WVSecureBrowser 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 WVSecureBrowser 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.

Mac OS 10.6: The secure browser disables Exposé (hot corner) settings if they are set, and the settings remain disabled after the browser is closed.

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.