Openning apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by naix, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. naix macrumors member

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    #1
    what is the difference between opening an application before dragging it into the app folder and dragging it into the app folder and then opening it?

    I want to download firefox nightly to test it out but i dont want to install it into my mac. I already have firefox beta installed.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

    gorskiegangsta

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    #2
    Only a select few applications require to be put in Applications folder in order to work properly. Most applications - even if downloaded from the Mac App Store - can be placed anywhere, including external storage media. You'll have no problem running Firefox from anywhere on the drive.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    #3
    The difference is that it isn't installed, it's just running from the disk image.

    This blog shows the proper way to install apps and what a disk image is.
     

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