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Manual Installation of ALEKS plug-in on Mac OS X

To manually install the ALEKS plug-in on Mac OS X, download the ALEKS package file and save it on your computer’s "Java VM Extension" folder.

Installation instructions:

  1. Ensure that your computer and browser meet the minimum requirements.
  2. Point your mouse at the link below. Then, while holding the CTRL key on your keyboard, click on alekspack10.jar. A pop-up menu should appear.
  3. In the pop-up menu select Download Linked File As... or Save Link As...
  4. Select Desktop and click on Save.
  5. Once the download is complete, on the top bar, click on Safari or Firefox (on the top bar) and then click on Quit Safari or Quit Firefox.
  6. Open Finder mac pic.
  7. On the top bar, click Go and then click on Go to Folder...
  8. Type /Library/Java/Extensions/ and click on Go.
  9. Drag and drop the aleksPack10.jar file from your Desktop to the Extensions folder.

Safari 6.1 and Safari 7 users, follow these additional steps to turn on Internet Plug-ins:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on Safari (on the top bar), click on Preferences, click on Advanced.
  3. Uncheck Stop plug-ins to save power next to Internet plug-ins.