Need help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by scan, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. scan macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Hi, I just got my new (and first) mac, a 12" PB. I tried downloading firefox and there's a .dmg file on my desktop. then when i click on it this only icon appears. i'm not sure how this works. can anyone help and clearified this? sorry for the noob question
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    That .dmg file is a Disk Image file. Double-clicking it will mount a "disk" on your desktop, probably called something like "Firefox."

    Open that disk image, and inside will be the application you need. If it's an installer, run it. If it's the actual application, drag it to your Applications folder and run it.

    And welcome to Mac!
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    And for your next post, choose a title that is descriptive of your question. That was the 2,383rd posting entitled "Need Help"

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