Firefox/Camino question v.macnewbie

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  1. LifeBurnsFaster

    LifeBurnsFaster New Member

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    I just got a mac book pro(c2d) so i'm still adjusting to the switch. Is it normal for firefox or camino to show up on my desktop as a cd/dvd?

    If so i guess that means i'm not actually installing eithe program to the computer, but rather running them through some type of emulator?

    last question, how do you uninstall a program like firefox, if it even gets installed to begin with?

    thanks in adavnce, i'm sure i'll have tons of questions :o
     
  2. hondapower

    hondapower New Member

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    the reason it shows up as a cd/dvd is because it is mounted. to install it open that up and drag the actual program into your applications folder. then u can eject the cd/dvd thing.

    to uninstall it, you just drag it out of applications into the trash.
     
  3. tehaviator

    tehaviator what u think badass that me

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    I love it! :wiggle:

    uninstall is for suckas!
     
  4. LifeBurnsFaster

    LifeBurnsFaster New Member

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    thanks, it makes sense now :coold:

    i'm slowly tearing myself away from windows

    I'm assuming certain applications will be installed more "windows like"? Maybe MS office? :dunno:
     
  5. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    larger applications have installers, Office, Adobe Suite, iLife, the Pro applications, but the smaller stuff usually just comes in little .dmg files that you mount on your desktop then drag the file/folder into your applications folder to install...
     
  6. bheld

    bheld I'm paying you with your own money...

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    I was doing the same thing :o

    I kept wondering why firefox was mounting itself every time I opened it and then I finally did some research on dmg files. :mamoru:
     
  7. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Also, to help make the transition better, you may want to download a program called AppZapper (you can get this from www.versiontracker.com, or by searching google). you drag the application into AppZapper and it deletes other small files (such as plist files) that go aloung with the application. Its a cleaner uninstall than just dragging it to the trash. I like it. :bigok:
     
  8. hondapower

    hondapower New Member

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    awesome!! :bowdown: i would always search for the program to find the smaller files and i would never know if i got them all.
     
  9. Legend Zero

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    that's actually what app zapper does.. it's not really al that fancy.. just runs a spotlight check pretty much.. :) last time i checked it cost $$$, so i don't really think it's worth it.. but go for it if you like. :)
     
  10. xenon supra

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    oink ftw!
     

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