Whenever I download apps from the Internet...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smeind, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. smeind macrumors member

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    Hmm.. So, I got my first Mac today, but, I have used them several times before.

    So, I get it, and I want to download some stuff (Firefox, VLC, Control Tunes, Fliqio)

    Ok, So I download them.. but, now when I open up the program.. It shows that it opens up in a external drive or something? I white icon pops up that says what program I'm using, and when I finish, I have to eject it? Kinda like with a thumb drive.. But It's making me do this for VLC, Firefox, and Control tunes..


    Is this normal? How do I get it to stop doing that?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    [embedguide]Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X[/embedguide]
     
  3. smeind thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok.. I dragged that file location into the applications folder.. and it still pops up.

    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Your Dock icon isn't pointing to the application in /Applications. Remove it and drag the icon from /Applications in.
     
  5. smeind thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow.. Thanks!

    It's sooo easy! Since I was coming from a PC, I was sorta expecting a complicated ordeal, but wow.. soooo easy!
     
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    You'll be experiencing a lot of those moments, thinking something isn't working because it has already worked :) I did.

    Printers got me, I plugged it in and...nothing happened. It was already installed and working, but OS X didn't bother to tell me, I wasn't expecting that.

    OS X only tells you when something fails, because it's a surprise.
    Windows tells you when something works.......because it's a surprise.
     

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