where did my msn messenger go??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tinkjoe, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. tinkjoe macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    Kitchener, ON. Ca
    very new at this mac thing and until i pick up a dummies book i have a question. i downloaded and installed msn messenger for mac which is working, but after a couple of days the icon to start it up has disappeared from my "desktop screen". where'd it go??
    thanks, scott.
  2. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    I've had the same problem. It just went away, then I loaded MSN messenger again, and the same thing happened.
  3. dcoke2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    MSN Messenger 3.5 runs as a disk image thingy. Near as I can tell it isn't 'installed' anywhere. I downloaded a .dmg titled macmsgs.dmg. Clicking on that mounts an image titled MSN Messenger 3.5 (The version I've downloaded). Clicking on the MSN Messenger icon in there starts the application. I don't use MSN Messenger much anymore, so I might be wrong.

    You can put a link in your dock so you never have to mess with this again. The easiest way IMHO is with the application running, right click (ctrl-click if you've only got one mouse button) on the program's icon in your dock and from the context menu that pops up, say Keep in dock. Now, the icon for MSN Messenger, or whatever application you do this for, will be in the dock forever... until you trash the icon in the dock, which removes it from the doc (but doesn't delete the program).

  4. Chealion macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Calgary, Alberta
    Are you sure that you copied the application to your Hard Drive?

    This a good reason to show people who distribute applications, they should make Internet enabled dmgs or not use a disk image. It gets confusing too easily for people new to the Mac. That and people just don't read that little label where you say copy the applciation to your Applications folder.

    tinkjoe - Desktop Screen = The Desktop or the Dock?
  5. tinkjoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    Kitchener, ON. Ca
    i have it on the desktop so i will put it on the dock and leave it there. thanks.
  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    You should put MSN Messenger in your Applications folder, specifically in MS Office folder if you have Office. If not then just in the Applications folder. You shouldn't put applications on your desktop, only shortcuts.

    Put MSN Messenger in your Applications folder, then drag it from there into your dock. It will not move the program, it only creates a shortcut.

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