Firefox ??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by divein195hi11ar, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. divein195hi11ar macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006
    Ok stupid question here again... I downloaded firefox... i put it in to the aplications thing and then an icon goes up on the desktop it looks like a mozilla firefox icon with a "diskdrive, removable" in the backround. I drag that to the trash and it says "eject" whats up with that?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Because it's a disk image. It's a mountable image with the application on it.
    When you drag it to the trash it unmounts it, which is called Eject by the finder, same as if it was a mounted volume like a floppy, CD, DVD, or zip disk.
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    What you downloaded was the disk image for installing Firefox. What you need to do is open the disk image, and when the disk appears on your desktop copy the Firefox application from that disk image to your applications folder. You can then "eject" the disk image and delete the downloaded file, and launch the Firefox application from your Applications folder.
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    You've moved the disk image (.dmg file) to your Applications folder, and not just the application. What you should do is mount the disk image (by double clicking on it) and then move Firefox from inside there to your apps folder. You can then eject the disk image and throw it in the trash.

    EDIT: Beaten...barely. Darn you yellow and atszyman!
  5. divein195hi11ar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006
    ok thanks a ton when i get home I will do that
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    FYI, check out the MacRumors guide on installing applications for a few screenshots to assist'll want the section on disk images.

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