Upgrading from the Mac App Store version of uBar to the full version

Created by Edward Brawer, Modified on Tue, 26 Jul 2022 at 12:33 PM by Edward Brawer

The Mac App Store (MAS) requires a process called Sandboxing, which prevents Applications from performing many operations that are crucial to a fully functioning Dock replacement.

Therefore, the version of uBar on the MAS is a sandboxed version that missing several key features.

Step-by-step guide

If you have purchased the sandboxed version of uBar from the MAS, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the sandboxed version (e.g. uBar 3.app) is install in your ~/Applications folder, and has been run at least once.
  2. Quit the sandboxed version.
  3. Download the full version (uBar.app) and install it in your ~/Applications folder.
  4. Launch the full version.
  5. Open the registration window (uBar menu > uBar > Registration...)
  6. Press the "Upgrade MAS" button.
  7. Follow on-screen instructions to receive your licence key.

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