Ejecting Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashley, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. ashley macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    So when I open up Firefox, two things pop up - 1) a little window with the Firefox icon and an arrow leading to the applications icon, and 2) (what I think is a) drive icon with the Firefox icon imposed on it goes to the desktop.

    I've dragged the Firefox icon from the little window to the application part of Finder, then ejected the little Firefox icon and restarted, but it still happens.

    How can I make it stop?!! :rolleyes:

    Thank you in advance!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does this happen if you open Firefox from the Applications folder directly? In other words, are you opening it from the Dock? If not, you might want to drag the icon from the Firefox Dock and then drag the app from the Applications folder onto the Dock. :)
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    There should also be a firefox .dmg file on the desktop, did you delete that?
  4. ashley thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006

    That worked! Thank you!

    ... but WHY did that work? What did I do wrong? (I know, but I just like to know why!) :)
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    You can't eject Firefox. You can only eject the disk image that contains the Firefox application.

    What you didn't do (and it's quite common) is to drag the Firefox application from that window into the /Applications folder. When you look at the window that contains it, notice the arrows pointing from Firefox to the /Applications folder? That's supposed to suggest that you drag it and where to drop it.

    Things happen. Hopefully, that will be the worst of your problems. :)
  6. joeops57 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2006
    In a cardboard box outside McDonalds
    The icon you were launching Firefox from was from the disk image. As such, every time you launch Firefox using that icon, the disc image, .dmg, must be mounted. By pulling the alias from the Application folder, you no longer need the disc image. You can delete it as a matter of fact.

  7. ashley thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Ohhh, okay - that makes sense.

    Thank you all for your help!

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