After installing firefox (noob stuff)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Blue-ThirtyTwo, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Blue-ThirtyTwo macrumors newbie

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    everytime I try to open it I get a popup from the system that says something like "Firefox is an application that was downloaded from the internet. Do you want to open it?" There is a check box to not have the message appear anymore, but not being very familiar with things, I didnt want to change it just yet. Also upon downloading the program I was never asked where I would like the program downloaded to.

    Is this normal?

    And how do I get rid of the mozilla icon on the desktop? Everytime I try to "eject" it it removes the program altogether. I just want one icon on the dock.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    First, the Application needs to be put into the Applications folder on your hard drive. Then when you launch it, you can right-click on the icon in the dock and select "keep in dock" or once it has been moved to the correct location, drag the icon to the dock. The dock contains only a shortcut of the application in question and is not a storage location.

    TEG
     
  3. Blue-ThirtyTwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok

    it was downloaded to the "downloads" folder. When I open "Mac HD" on the left it shows Mozilla right under "remote disk". When I open preferences and uncheck "CD DVD and iPod" under the show these on desktop the Mozilla icon disappears off the desktop but not the dock. I get the feeling I downloaded wrong and for some reason it thinks its another drive???

    So if I'm gonna move the file, do I take the whole "Mozilla" file from the downloads section to "applications"? Or, do I need to reinstall the program and make sure it goes to the correct location?

    I'm just thrown off by the fact it is showing up on the desktop as some sort of storage device?

    TOTAL NOOB!!!
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    What you downloaded was a .dmg file, called a Disk Image. It mounts like a disk in finder. Inside this disk image is the firefox.app. Move the firefox.app to the Applications folder, then delete the disk image.
     
  5. Blue-ThirtyTwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome!!!

    That was it (I was wondering what the heck a .dmg file was). No more system pop-up, desktop icon gone, and most importantly a functional browser.

    Thank you, thank you!!!
     

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