New mac user, help!
New mac user, got myself a macbook pro.
Im getting to grips with it but installing programs is something i just don’t seem to get.
I’ve downloaded firefox, which opens up the DMG.
Once i open that i know you can run the program from the DMG but if i drag the file to applications it should install it should it not ?
I’ve done that, but its still running firefox from the DMG. If i delete the DMG then firefox stops opening.
What am i doing wrong ? Just want to install it properly on the HDD.Posted 4 years ago
1a. Quit any instances of Firefox that are running. Do this by right click any Firefox icon in the dock and select quit, or selecting quit from the menu bar: Firefox > Quit Firefox.
1. Mount/Open the .dmg
2. Drag the Firefox icon into the Applications folder. The .dmg should have an alias of the Application folder to drag to.
3. Unmount the .dmg…
…and trash it. Either by ‘right clicking’ and selecting move to trash, or just dragging to the trash bin on the dock.
4.Run Firefox from the Applications folder.
5. When running right click the Firefox icon and select ‘keep in dock’ if you want it to stay there.
Posted 4 years ago
I ran Firefox for a year or so after getting my Mac then made switch to Safari. What you are doing makes sense, transition with programmes you know but to really enjoy all the iCloud / Mavericks notification centre integration you should give Safari a go at some stage, its very goodPosted 4 years agoThree_FishMember
EDIT Pardon the repeat of Jamie’s description, we typed at the same time.
When you’ve dragged the icon into applications, then go into the applications folder and click the icon again. This will open up the app. You’ll be asked something about opening an app downloaded from the internet: just click yes.
Now that you’ve opened through Applications, go to your desktop and right click the application (Firefox) icon: click Eject.
Go to your downloads folder and trash the DMG – it’s only taking up space now.Posted 4 years ago
OP as you are setting things up I’d suggest Time Machine also as it’s so easy, I assume you have some kind of backup drive, e.g. external HD 1TB is £50 or set something up with a cloud/drop box service. Also get your Apple ID setup so you can connect into the app store. As it’s new I’d run Software Update too. Did it come with Mavericks 10.9 – if not would suggest you upgrade (takes a few hours, leave machine connected to power source)Posted 4 years ago
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