New to Mac - Desktop Icon Removal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by snowwing, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. snowwing macrumors member

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  2. Surely Guest

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    Just drag them into the trash.

    They are disk images and installers, and you don't need them anymore.

    You're talking about the three items on the right side of your screen, right?
     
  3. snowwing thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, the three items on the right. I tried to put them in the trash but a message says they are in use. As soon as I move the icon the trash can changes to an eject thing.
     
  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    So did you then eject it?
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    The "eject thing" is what you want. It's like you are ejecting a disc.
     
  6. snowwing thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes after I quit the application. I was afraid I would lose the application. I think I am making this harder than it is - many years of PC use. Just noticed the above link to a tutorial on the subject.
    Thank You All!
    RC
     
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  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    see the arrow? you drag Firefox to the Applications folder alias (shortcut). then eject the Firefox disk image and trash it if you want. you can then drag Firefox to the Dock from the Applications folder.

    this is how you install apps in OS X. albeit some apps have yellow box icons which are installers.
     
  9. snowwing thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I understand! Apparently the Firefox icon on the dock was the disc image and not the shortcut (alias) for the application? Also, when I trashed Open Office I actually deleted it. Fortunately I recovered it from downloads, dragged it to the applications folder, then ejected the disc image (as you instructed). All is well. Thank You!
     

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