removing icons from desktop

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BakedBeans, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

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    everytime i open msn messenger (i know, i know ) it puts a diskdrive icon on my desktop...any idea how to stop it??
     
  2. upperblue79 macrumors regular

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    Make sure what you think is msn is really it, it might be the install file. Look in the install disk it creates and see if the program/install file might be in there.
     
  3. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you have MSN messenger in your Applications folder. Did you drag it there from the disk image it came in?

    Here's my guess as to what happened (I have seen this many times):

    You opened a disk image containing messenger.
    You dragged the icon from the disk image onto the dock.
    You eject the disk image
    You come back to the computer later and click on MSN messenger

    Since the dock just contains a link to the file and not the file itself, it looks for the actual file (which it knows is inside your disk image) - it then mounts the disk image to access the file resulting in the drive icon on your desktop

    If MSN messenger comes via an install program then I really don't have any ideas
    :D
     
  4. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

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    thanks alot... i just re-installed messenger then put it in my applications folder...and bingo was his name-o

    lol thanks
     

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