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MacNewbie 12-29-2006 03:19 PM

*NEWBIE* question! when i download a program-it ends up on my desktop
 
how do i get it so its nice and organized myd esktop is very cluttered

for example last night i dled tranmission torrent program and flip4mac...

the transission program left like two files on my desktop and the flip4mac left one...what am i suposed to do with it? how do i make it so that it appears on my dock and is nice and organized and not on my desktop

:( gah dumb newbie question i know

karudzo 12-29-2006 10:02 PM

You likely downloaded DMG files, which are compressed Disk image files (somewhat similar to ZIP files). Just doubleclick on the icon and it will extract, then go into the folder that is produced and follow the instructions (there's usually a README or something). Most of the time, all you have to do is drag the main application in the folder to the Application folder, sometimes you're required to double-click an installer file- it just depends on the particular program.

eric 12-29-2006 10:03 PM

check this - it has all the answers...

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/schwebs-lounge/48235-i-need-help.html

also check this thread for lots of good info:

A quick summary of my problems. Read this if you're a new switcher!

cradom 12-29-2006 11:04 PM

If you like a clean desktop create a downloads folder in your user folder and tell all your apps to put downloads there.


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