DL drive icon on desktop??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JonsMac, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. JonsMac macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    I'm new to macs and haven't quit figured out what the icon on the desktop is after downloading something..the icon looks like a drive or what ever you call it.

    Do you just keep those there or just eject them? Is there a way to DL items and not have that show up there each time?

    thanks for helpin a noob :)
  2. PhillStew macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2005
    After you install a new program, just drag those little mounted disk images to the trash/eject icon! No need to keep them around. :D
  3. MacOCD macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    What he said, but make sure you install before you eject, or if it has no auto installation process move the application to your application folder, and then eject the drive on your desktop.
  4. JonsMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    Alright thanks!!

    Another question..Anyone using any type of track pad protector?

    I just bought the moshi protector and I do like it. But i was wondering what if later on i don't want it on, do you think it would be easy to take off w/ out any residue?

    I only read one review and unsure if it was a private person or the company but it said it can be removed w/ out residue. but would like to know if anyone has had any experience w/ it.

    thanks agian
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I don't use one, as I'm not quite sure what the purpose is. I imagine you can take it off without ill effects, but if it does leave a residue, i'd just take a well wrung-out magic eraser to it.
  6. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    Why would you ever need a trackpad protector? What are you worried about? The only thing it is ever going to do is reduce sensitivity.
  7. JonsMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    i put one on basically b/c i hate how all the grease from my fingers gets on it. My Mac is new and it was pretty pricey to me so I'm pretty anal about keeping it looking in mint condition.

    The Moshi one is pretty nice, I haven't noticed any sensitivity loss. I don't use tap to click but have tried it and even the the protector it works really well.

    It wasn't really till after i put it on did I think that if I wanted it off if it would leave a bad residue on it.

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