Desktop Problem???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laxer, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Laxer macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2006
    I dl'ed firefox 2.0. I dragged the disk image into my apps folder and then dragged the icon to my dock. The problem is that everytime I click on the firefox icon in my dock, the disk image comes back on the desktop. Can someone explain what is going on here and how to prevent this? I'm kinda new ot macs, so any help would be appreciated.
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    You're essentially running Firefox "From the disk" this way. What you put in the dock is a link to Firefox on the disk image. Thus, everytime you click it, it has to mount the .dmg (which then appears on the desktop.

    You need to double click the .dmg file to open it. THEN drag the actual Firefox application to your applications folder. Once you've done that, you can drag the app from your application folder to the dock. Then you can drag the .dmg to the trash. No need to keep it, unless you absolutely want to.
  3. CuteGothTech macrumors member


    Jul 30, 2006
    Delete the icon in your dock by ctrl clicking and choosing it. Now go to your apps folder where you installed firefox and ctrl click on the icon there and add it to your dock.
    Should work now.

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