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    Oct 02, 2008
    Summerville, SC USA
    iMac7,1 20", 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2-GB's Ram
    Don't laugh. BUT, how come when I click the globe on my dock for Google Earth a little hard drive icon appears on my desktop? Did I do something wrong when I downloaded Google Earth or this just a Mac thing? I'm new to Apple so be kind with a straight answer please.


    Steve K.

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    Aug 18, 2007
    Wilmington, NY
    15" Unibody MBP (2009), White MB (2009), iMac G4
    You probably dragged the disk image into your dock, so when you click on it it opens the disk image which contains the application. To install most applications in OS X you need to first open the disk image, then find the program icon inside and drag it to your applications folder. Then you can place it in your dock and it will launch the application when you click on it.

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