firefox alias not recognized

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by krecneps, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. krecneps macrumors newbie

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    i recently purchased my 1st mac [macbook pro with mountain lion]
    i was using safari just fine but i need to use firefox for an online course im taking. i downloaded version 15.0.1, which was the recommended version on the mozilla website. it seems to work fine, but each time i turn my computer on, there is just a question mark where firefox was. i click on it and it brings up a window with the firefox icon ans an arrow next to it pointing to an APP folder. if i lick on the icon, it opens firefox, if i click on the folder, it opens my applications folder. if i try to delete the original downloaded install icon, it says that firefox is currently in use and cannot delete it. it's just kind of a weird annoyance that i would like to figure out, but firefox does run fine when i open it. any help would be excellent.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Sounds like you didn't drag Firefox form the install DMG to your Applications folder.

    Should go something like this:

    Open DMG
    Drag Firefox to Applications folder shortcut in DMG
    Eject DMG.
    Start Firefox from Applications folder
    Right click and Keep in Dock.

    B
     
  3. krecneps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aha!

    balamw, that totally worked. thank you! much appreciated :)
     

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