Installing Firefox

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  1. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    This goes for other Apps too, I just noticed it with Firefox. I just got my iBook yesterday and am really getting into testing it out today. I tried to download Firefox to decide whether I wanted to use Firefox or Safari (No opinions please, I'm making my own decision).
    However, when I download FF, it downloads the DMG and puts something on my desktop. But, I want nothing except my HD icon on my desktop and it won't let me run Firefox unless it's on the desktop. How do I install it into the Applications folder like the rest of them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Drag it (the Firefox icon/app) from the Disk Image over to your Applications folder, or wherever you want, and start it from there.
     
  3. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried that, it just makes a shortcut. What else is there to it? Do I have to somehow set it to open from there?
     
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Double click on the .dmg file. When this opens drag the file named Firefox into your Applications folder. (This is a notmal procedure for most apps)


    ::20ROGERSC::

    EDIT: I don't see why this should be creating a shortcut, but try it again!!
     
  5. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, that sort of worked, but it still shows up everytime I open Firefox in the Dock. I don't want it to EVER appear on my desktop.
     
  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    1. Quit Firefox
    2. Remove Firefox icon from the Dock if neccessary (drag it off).
    3. Mount DMG, if not already mounted.
    4. Drag the Firefox icon to your Applications folder.
    5. Unmount DMG
    6. Delete DMG
    7. Doubeclick on Firefox in the Application folder
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In case it isn't clear, when you get new applications, DO NOT drag them directly from the disk image to the dock. You have to put them in the applications folder, or somewhere else on your Mac's HD and outside the dmg. :)
     
  8. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know nothing about DMG's or anything so how do I mount/unmount it?
     
  9. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Err.. Yes. :p

    When I wrote "or wherever you want" I didn't mean the Dock as a valid place. Sorry about that.

    Edit:

    DMG is the disk images (.dmg) file you download.

    To mount them, just doubleclick on them. To unmount them press the little button (looks like an eject icon) next to the Disc in the finder. Or you can ctrl/right-click it on the desktop and choose the "Eject" option.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL, you forget what's obvious, I guess? I honestly didn't have that much trouble with this concept, but a *lot* of people seem to, so.... :eek:

    BTW, to unmount a disk image, drag the icon to the trash. This does not delete it -- to do that, go to wherever you saved it on the disk, or spotlight it, and then drag the actual image file to the trash. :)
     
  11. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I got it now. At least it seems that way. I assume by mount/unmount you just meant eject disk? :confused:
    It worked by doing that so, thanks. :)
     
  12. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Umount = Eject :)

    Great that you worked it out :D
     
  13. ironMonkey macrumors member

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    thanks alot, i'm a mac noob who had the same problem. tried to drag the firefox icon into the dock and not into the app folder. now it works perfectly. thanks guys.
     

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