firefox alias not recognized

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

  1. krecneps macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2012
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  3. krecneps thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2012

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

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