Help with firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

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    New to macs. I have downloaded firefox, and it has put a firefox icon on my desktop and in the finderI Also, I have a firefox 1.0.7.dmg icon on my desktop. How do I get the program to run and do i have to keep these 2 icons on my desktop?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You don't have to keep any icons on your desktop for Firefox to run.

    Double-click the .dmg file. That will open a disk image that contains the application.

    Drag the application icon to the Applications folder in your sidebar. That will copy it into that folder. Once the copy is finished, you can eject the Firefox disk image by clicking the eject button next to it into the sidebar. From there, you may delete anything you've downloaded for it.

    Double-click the Firefox icon in the Applications folder to start it and you may right-click on the dock icon to keep it there. If you'd like it to be set as your primary browser, you need to start Safari and go into its preferences to set that.
     
  3. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I have done what you said. When I open firefox from the apps. menu, it put the icon back on my desktop and created a place in the sidebar that has an eject button next to it. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  4. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update.
    Ok, now i have gotten rid of the icon in the sidebar. But when I open firefox, it is still putting an icon on my desktop. The icon stays even after I close firefox.
     
  5. rogerw macrumors 6502

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    worked for me
     
  6. peterparker macrumors regular

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    Sounds like you put the .dmg file in Applications. What you want to drag to Applications is the Firefox file that is inside the .dmg (disk image). The place in the Finder sidebar is the disk image being mounted. The eject button is to unmount it. You only need the disk image mounted to get the Firefox application file out of it, and then you can eject it.
     
  7. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you

    Thank you. you were right. I put the .dmg file in the apps. foldder. I redownloaded everything and draged the firefox file into the apps. folder and now everything is working.

    Thanks to all who responded.
     
  8. peterparker macrumors regular

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  9. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what would be the main differences between the 3?
    I downloaded firefox because my wife could not access oldnavy.com thru safari.
     

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