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Knowledgebase: Spot and Leopard
Spot for Mountain Lion (MacOSX 10.8)
Posted by Elena Scire on 22 October 2012 09:30 AM

We have staff in-house using Spot on Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). You may need to do a "fresh install" of Spitzer Pride, however. Also, don't forget to allow auto-update for this freshly-installed version.

You may encounter problems with security settings that might not initially allow non-Apple applications to be run. This manifests as a "Spot is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash" error. Please see this knowledgebase article for the workaround.

Please let us know if you have any issues that seemingly can't be overcome.

Spot requires Java version 1.6 AND 1.7. We advise you to install Java 6  and 7 before installing Spot if you do not already have them. Please see for directions on download Java 6 and 7.

If Spot or Leopard will not open after an auto-update please see