Installing MinimWatch on Mac OS X
Installing Java on Mac OS X
MinimWatch runs on Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later and needs Java 7 or later to be installed on your Mac. To download and install the latest version of Java, do the following:
- Visit the Free Java Download page and click the "Free Java Download" button.
- After the download has completed, double-click the downloaded file.
- You should see a window containing a package icon. Double-click this icon and follow the installation prompts.
Installing or updating MinimWatch on Mac OS X
MinimWatch runs on Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later and needs Java 7 or later to be installed on your Mac. To download and install the latest version of Java, see the instructions in the Installing Java on Mac OS X section.
Before installing MinimWatch, make sure there isn't a previous version of MinimWatch running. If MinimWatch is running, select Exit from the minim icon before starting the installation.
- Download the file MinimWatch-0.8.4-macosx.dmg from the Downloads page.
- Open this disk image and drag the MinimWatch application into your Applications folder or any convenient location. If a previous version of MinimWatch is installed, drag this to the trash.
If this is the first time you have downloaded MinimWatch, you need to confirm that
MinimWatch is a safe application. To do this,
hold down the Ctrl key, click the MinimWatch application and choose Open
from the shortcut menu. You will see a message saying '"MinimWatch" is from
an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?'. Click Open.
Note: If you double-click the MinimWatch application to open it in the usual way, you will see a message saying '"MinimWatch" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.' Click OK to dismiss this message, then use Ctrl+click to open MinimWatch as described above.
- If you have downloaded MinimWatch previously, double-click the MinimWatch application. You will see a message saying '"MinimWatch" is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?'. Click Open.
- You might see a message saying 'Do you want the application "MinimWatch" to accept incoming network connections?'. If you see this message, click Allow.
MinimWatch will display an icon with a minim symbol towards
the right of the menu bar. You should see a minim icon for each MinimServer
instance that's running on another computer or NAS on your local network.
The colour of the minim icon shows the status of the MinimServer instance:
- If the icon is yellow, MinimServer is starting
- If the icon is transparent, MinimServer is running normally
- If the icon is red, MinimServer has detected an error
- If the icon is white (pale blue on Mac OS X Yosemite or later), MinimServer is stopped
- If the icon is grey, no instances of MinimServer were detected
For each minim icon that isn't grey, you can use the icon's pop-up menu
to configure and manage the MinimServer instance that the icon represents.
See the Controlling MinimServer using the minim icon
section for details of the available menu selections.
Note: You can't interact with MinimWatch by using menu bar selections or clicking on the MinimWatch icon in the Dock. Instead, you need to use the pop-up menu from the minim icon in the menu bar.
Uninstalling MinimWatch on Mac OS X
Before uninstalling MinimWatch, make sure MinimWatch isn't running.
To uninstall MinimWatch, drag the MinimWatch application to the trash.
Uninstalling MinimWatch doesn't delete your MinimWatch configuration settings. This is useful if you want to reinstall MinimWatch or move up to a newer version.