Icon and program trouble

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AKahan, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. AKahan macrumors newbie

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    I installed firefox on my mac and I am having a problem with it. I am a new mac user so let me know if you need anymore info. Each time i boot up my mac and i click on firefox in the dock, it brings a popup for which I have to click on the firefox logo for it to boot up. Why does it do this? Is there anyway for me to get around this? Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. AKahan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. matt321 macrumors member

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    How did you install firefox?

    These are the steps:

    1. Double Click the .DMG file

    2. This will pop open a window with a firefox Icon.

    3. Drag the firefox icon to the "Applications" folder in Macintosh HD

    4. Drop it on the folder.

    5. Open the applications folder and double click on firefox.

    6. To keep firefox in the dock, drag it to a different spot on the dock.

    7. You can delete the .DMG file

    This may be old news and not apply, but since you said you were new I didn't know if you knew how to install a Mac program. 90% of programs are installed like this.
     
  4. AKahan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I installed of by clicking on the file in the download box of safari and it just started to install. Now a desktop icon I can't delete of firefox is there and a blue popup box making me click on it to start up firefox. Any ideas?
     
  5. BlakTornado Guest

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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    It sounds like you are still running Firefox from inside the Disk Image rather than copying it to your Applications folder.

    See the post above for instructions as what to do.
     
  7. AKahan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, that seems to be the problem. Thanks guys.
     

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