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Application Bundles

Several KDE applications have downloads with application bundles for macOS available.

Additional macOS installers of KDE applications are available at .

See also .

Install KDE apps on macOS

Message dialog: "Apple can’t check app for malicious software"

Apple is very strict about running apps downloaded from the internet. KDE apps are signed, but for technical limitations on the KDE infrastructure not yet notarized. Notarization means that the app is send to Apple to check it.

Hence you will likely see a message "Apple can’t check app for malicious software" when trying to open a KDE app.

To open your app anyway follow these steps:

  1. In the Finder on your Mac, locate the app you want to open. Don’t use Launchpad to locate the app.
  2. Open the shortcut menu by right-click to the app icon or by holding the Control key and left-click.
  3. Choose Open from the shortcut menu.
  4. A message dialog opens. Click Open.

The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and from now on you can open it at any time by double-clicking it, just as you do with any registered app.

For further instructions see Apples support page:

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