Skype shows as an ejectable disk??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by flukioni, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. flukioni macrumors newbie

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    I have been a follower of MacRumors for a while having both iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I have very recently (4 days ago) jumped into the world of the iMac. Ive had my eye on one for years but never been able to afford the on that i wanted.

    Having only physically used a mac on a small handful of occasions i am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to navigating the menus etc but its all part of the learning curve and tbh, I'm loving it. I am slowly getting the basics but one things is bothering me that i can't for the life of me seem to resolve.

    I looked for Skype on the mac app store and couldn't find it so headed over to their site and saw it for download so proceeded to download it from there. Now on my dock i have the Skype icon (which sometimes turns into a question mark) and when Skype is running, on my desktop it shows as an ejectable disk drive which bugs me no end. Was it the way installed the app that made it show like that or is that how it always is?

    I appreciate that was a rather long winded question but it was also an an intro of my self to this site and to say hello fellow apple users. Im sure ill be on here for some more questions in the near future.

    Regards, Flukioni
     
  2. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    it seems like you are running Skype from the installation disk image. Go to your applications folder and check if Skype.app can be found in there. If so, try launcing Skype from there for future purposes.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's because you haven't installed it properly. Double-click the .dmg file on your desktop and drag the Skype.app file to your Applications folder. Then drag the .dmg file to the Trash to eject it. Delete the file you downloaded. Now open your Applications folder and launch Skype from there. Just think of a .dmg file as a DVD containing the app that you want to install. You load the DVD, install the app on your computer, then you eject the DVD and run the app from your computer, rather than from the DVD.
     
  4. flukioni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both for your quick and detailed replies. Now i know why the image that shows the Skype icon with an arrow pointing to apps folder appears when i open up the Skype 'disk'. All sorted, thanks.
     
  5. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    Happy I could be of help :)
     

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