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desismokerz

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Jun 11, 2011
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Hiya...i just bought a mba a couple of days ago and i was a window user for a long time so i m not very much familiar with OS. So can anybody tell me how to install desired software in mba as i installed skype, vlc media player and torrent but whenever i restart mba every installed software is gone....so please guide me that how can i install desired software packages without trouble of being removed..I also want to install MS Office is there anyway of installing office or some similar package without paying????Please reply

Thanks
Regards
Muhammad Asim
 

desismokerz

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Jun 11, 2011
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yes i know how to install softwares but problem is i cant find those softwares after restarting mba it dont shows up....where i can locate them???
 
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problem is i cant find those softwares after restarting mba it dont shows up....where i can locate them???

They are located in the Applications folder. Open Finder, press CMD+SHIFT+A to access it or go to Finder > Go > Applications or use the shortcut in the Sidebar (the bar on the left with "All my files", "Documents" and so on) or use Spotlight (CMD+SpaceBar) to search for an application or file.

It seems, like you downloaded just the DMG file, double clicked on that file and then double clicked on the application inside. As the installation guide I pointed to describes, you have to copy/drag the application from the mounted DMG to the Applications folder.

yes i know how to install softwares
You said, you do not.
o please guide me that how can i install desired software packages without trouble of being removed.



.I also want to install MS Office is there anyway of installing office without paying????Please reply
Warez/Serials/Keys.
Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.
from https://macrumors.zendesk.com/hc/en-us#Things_Not_to_Do

or some similar package
OpenOffice and NeoOffice could help.

Please take a look here, if you haven't already:
To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
 
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MacDawg

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I also want to install MS Office is there anyway of installing office or some similar package without paying????

You can install something like OpenOffice for free

But discussions about how to crack/install MS Office through means that are not legitimate is a violation of Forum Rules
 
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and where i can find launchpad???

Press F4 on your keyboard or click the Launchpad icon, looks like this:
Launchpad-Icon-300x300.jpg
 
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desismokerz

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Jun 11, 2011
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Luton, England
Thank You very much Simsaladimbamba ....i followed the way u told me.. opened vlc and dragged it in applications. so is it installed now?if yes then how can i change the app for media files. For example all video files are by default opening by quicktime and i want to change it to vlc
 
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MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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Thank You very much Simsaladimbamba ....i followed the way u told me.. opened vlc and dragged it in applications. so is it installed now?if yes then how can i change the app for media files. For example all video files are by default opening by quicktime and i want to change it to vlc

Right click on a media file
Select "get info"
Use the "open with" dialogue box
Set to use this application to open all files of this type
 
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desismokerz

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Jun 11, 2011
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yes it helped and i m able to associate with other app....thanks for dat but em not sure yet that softwares are now installed for permanent or these will go after restart or may be after some update???
 
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MacDawg

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yes it helped and i m able to associate with other app....thanks for dat but em not sure yet that softwares are now installed for permanent or these will go after restart or may be after some update???

If they are in the Applications folder they are there until you delete them
 
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