Two Noob Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marcnotrust, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. marcnotrust macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Ok, So I have just spent the best £1000 of my life. Just got my new MBP and up to now I am loving the quality and style of it. Two quick questions though as Im a first time Mac User.

    I have just installed VLC, and when I open it, A VLC Icon appears on the desktop, icon looks like a hard drive. What is this and how can I stop it happening.

    Also, The screen doesnt seem very bright, or is that because I am in a fairly dim room at the moment.

    Cheers ,
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    When you installed VLC, you should have moved the application from the DMG to your applications folder and deleted the DMG

    You are likely still running it from the DMG unless I am misunderstanding what you are saying

    You can adjust screen brightness in your System Preferences
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    1. That's a disk image. You should drag the VLC app from the disk image (double click to open it) to your Applications folder. Now you're running it from the disk image.

    2. Have you increased the brightness?
  4. marcnotrust thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010
    FAIL - I was pressing F4 and F5 for brightness. Problem solved.
  5. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    Is VLC in your list of applications? If it is, right click the image on your desktop and click Eject.

    And if you just bought the MBP then it most likely still has automatic brightness turned on, press the increase brightness button (third key from the left on the very top row, says F2 in small print as well) and see if your screen gets any brighter.
  6. marcnotrust thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010

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