VLC desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marisa29, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. marisa29 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    so i have had my macbook 13 inch black for 5 days now. KIND Of SCARED and it intimidating. So i need to watch a show and the website linked me VLC to download it so i did. Now the underneath my Macintosh HD there is a white box thing that says vlc-0.8.6i on the website it says the following

    VLC for Mac OS X is distributed as a disk image. Download the .dmg file, open it, and copy VLC to your hard drive (for instance the /Applications folder). Open VLC by double-clicking on it.

    I tried moving it and it only moves a copy of it to the applications. I don't know if its normal for it to stay there but i really don't want it to be on my desktop. I can't click it to throw it away (which i don't want to do) . I just want to move it from the desktop. Also there is this eject (option have no clue what that is ) and it disappears.

    O.k so i freaked out and went to finder/spotlight and put in trash anything related VLC and now i can't find the program. Did i uninstall it or is somewhere else?. Also i want to have the program i just don't want it to be on the desktop ( i don't know if thats any option / i always used HP so i'm not use to the mac)

    O.k thanks for the help( MACs are officially confusing ( i want to cry :()
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Disk image works the same on OSX and windows.

    Are people now too lazy to look anything up?

    Do you know that Apple Store provides FREE workshops on Mac basics?
  4. marisa29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008

    THanx so much for the help i'm sure i'll get used to it. Everything seemed to work. THANX :)
  5. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    Macs aren't confusing at all. You just don't spend much time to learn it.

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