|Feb 12, 2013, 11:33 PM||#1|
NOOB questions for OSX
New macbook air user and loving this thing so far. Obviously the learning curve could be frustrating so help a NOOB out! Few questions
1) when downloading apps or programs, after I eject them to get off my screen, I cant find the app anymore. For example, Firefox. I downloaded it, installed it. It popped up in launchpad. I right clicked and ejected it from my main screen, now its gone. Where did it go? I did a search for it and only found the download. This has happened to my jailbreak program and various other things. Im sure its simple and stupid.
2) Can I put apps on my screen? or does it have to go in the dock? I tried to drag Pages and keynotes onto the main screen but u get the trash or smoke icon and it goes right back into the dock.
Thanks for the help!
|Feb 12, 2013, 11:38 PM||#2|
1) When you download a .dmg open it then drag the application to the app folder.
2) Drag from the original folder, NOT the dock.
2012 13" MacBook Air | 2012 27" iMac | iPad 3 | iPhone 5
|Feb 12, 2013, 11:45 PM||#3|
If not, you probably have not dragged the application from the mounted DMG (visible on your Desktop) into the Applications folder, but either to your Dock or somewhere else.
Is the above guide enough for you to know, what you did wrong and have to do differently?
If not, can this help?
In Mac OS X, what is an alias and how does it work?
PS: The Dock is not a place to store actual files or applications, it is only a place to store shortcuts to files, folders or applications, thus dragging an item off the Dock makes the item disappear from the Dock (no worries, since it is only a shortcut, the actual file, folder or application is still where it should be).
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