a stupid question

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  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I download a program (like firefox) it always shows up as a disk on my desktop. How do I actually install the file onto my computer?

    Sorry for the stupid question.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    What you download is a disk image (DMG file) that expands to a mountable drive with the program inside of it. You are then supposed to drag the application to your Applications folder in order to install it. That's it!

    More details here...
     
  3. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502

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  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people. But I don't think you're one of them! That's a pretty common question, as the Mac drag and drop installation can be a bit ... surprising in its simplicity coming from Windows.
     
  5. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    After dragging the file to the app folder, you can then trash the dmg image.

    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

    EDIT: snap.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not trash....Eject! Apple + E
     
  7. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    The mounted dmg image is ejected, sure, but after it has been unmounted you then trash the .dmg file. Do you not?
     
  8. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I had that problem when I went from Windows and I bought my G4 Cube used on eBay with OS 10.0 installed on it . . . yeah


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  9. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    The only stupid question is the one not asked. One of the purposes of this forum is to be able to benefit from the experience of others.
     

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