I need help to get rid of an icon

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jazojas12, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jazojas12 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    So I just got my mac yesterday, downloaded firefox because that's what I used on windows. Anytime I run FF though this icon pops up on the desktop and I can't get it to stay off. I took a picture of it..it's the icon below Mac HD and when I click it it just shows the window open. How do I get rid of this? Thanks

  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    You haven't installed Firefox properly. Look here for help.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    It's because you didn't copy the Firefox application to the Applications folder, so you are running it from the disk image, which mounts every time.

    On your image, see that window, it's telling you want to do, drag that big Firefox icon over the big folder icon. This will copy Firefox to you Applications folder.
  4. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Have you dragged Firefos to your Applications folder? If so, just eject the disk image icon below the HD. Right click and Eject.
  5. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    From what I understand, you downloaded Firefox, but you never copied it to the Applications folder. Therefore, whenever you are clicking on "Firefox", it is mounting the disk image (i.e. icon below Macintosh HD), and then it opens the window prompting you to save Firefox to Applications folder.

    In the window, you need to drag the Firefox icon to the Applications folder.

    Then launch Firefox from your Applications.

    EDIT: I guess I was too late to press the "Post" button.... oh well!
  6. Jazojas12 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    Yeah, I did drag it in there and it added it to the apps folder. But whenever I run FF from the dock that thing shows up.
  7. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Did you copy the application into your Applications folder or are you running it from the disk image? If it is the latter, you must copy it from the disk image to your Applications folder to install it.
  8. swiftaw, Jun 24, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 28, 2014

    swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    The dock is probably an alias to the wrong location.

    Drag the firefoc icon off the dock, it'll disappear.

    Now, go to your applications folder, and double-click Firefox to open it.

    Now, go to the Firefox icon that has appeared in the dock, right click on it and select Keep in Dock
  9. Jazojas12 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    Ok great. I got it. Thanks guys. It was just the wrong alias. When I originally downloaded FF I ran it from the disk image. Then when I installed it in the applications it never replaced it in the dock. Now I know ha. Thanks again :D
  10. Bander macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2009
    This helps a ton!!

    I had the same problem. It was driving me nuckin' futz!


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