How Do I Hide The Firefox Disk Img. On Desktop

iHacker

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I downloaded Firefox but now it has the Firefox drive on my desktop. How do I get rid of it?
 

Veldek

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Mar 29, 2003
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When you mount the disk image, you can drag the application to your Applications folder. Then, you don't need the dmg anymore, so after unmounting it, you can just put it in the trash.
 

Applespider

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The Firefox 'drive' is a disk image that's containing the application - a little like a zipped folder. You need to remove the application from it and then you can safely delete the image.

Mount the disk image that says Firefox. When it's mounted, you'll see a little eject symbol next to it in the upper sidebar in Finder.

Drag the Firefox application - the logo icon - to your Applications folder. Eject the disk image by clicking the eject symbol in the Finder. Drag the disk image to the trash.
 

TheT

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iHacker said:
I downloaded Firefox but now it has the Firefox drive on my desktop. How do I get rid of it?
Dude, you should have picked another nickname, seriously.

To answer your question:
Copy the "Firefox.app" to you "Applications" folder (simply drag'n'drop), then drag the drive to the trash (an eject symbol will appear). Or click on the eject symbol next to the drive icon in your Finder window. Voilà, now you can even delete the Firefox.dmg image!
 

TheT

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Wow, that's what you get for typing slow... and I thought 2 minutes was not that slow after all... oh well... :)
 

Raggy

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Sep 1, 2010
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Wonder if anyone can help? I'm trying to do this, but it keeps saying 'the disc 'Firefox couldn't be ejected because 'Firefox' is using it. Quit the application and try again'

I dont even have firefox open. Just this annoying disc symbol with 'Firefox' under it on the desktop :(
 

mr.steevo

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Jul 21, 2004
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Wonder if anyone can help? I'm trying to do this, but it keeps saying 'the disc 'Firefox couldn't be ejected because 'Firefox' is using it. Quit the application and try again'

I dont even have firefox open. Just this annoying disc symbol with 'Firefox' under it on the desktop :(
Hi,

Try restarting your computer and then drag the image to the trash. Make sure that FireFox isn't set to start automatically when you login.

s.
 

timsutcliffe

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Jun 18, 2007
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Make sure you have dragged the Firefox logo from the disk symbol, then check you have quit Firefox, not just closed it. If the icon in your dock has a little light under it, it's still open. Click on it, go to Firefox in the top left and then select quit and try again.

If that's not the problem, then it's probably something else. Maybe go for a little restart?

And well searched by the way, this thread is 5 years old.
 

Mig-84

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May 30, 2010
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Dude, you should have picked another nickname, seriously.

To answer your question:
Copy the "Firefox.app" to you "Applications" folder (simply drag'n'drop), then drag the drive to the trash (an eject symbol will appear). Or click on the eject symbol next to the drive icon in your Finder window. Voilà, now you can even delete the Firefox.dmg image!

LMAO !!!! This seriously made my day...Thanks. :p:apple:
 

aline26

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Feb 13, 2011
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Bump...

I did this as well and it worked... until I had to open Firefox again and it reappeared. I tried restarting the computer after I ejected and it made no difference. I am a Mac newb so any information would be helpful.
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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Bump...

I did this as well and it worked... until I had to open Firefox again and it reappeared. I tried restarting the computer after I ejected and it made no difference. I am a Mac newb so any information would be helpful.
you probably dragged the dmg to the applications folder instead of the application itself.