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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 06, 2006
    *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

  2. #2

    Member Since
    May 27, 2006
    Concord, NC
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM
    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.

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    Nov 04, 2006
    twin cities, mn, usa
    check this - it has all the answers...

    also check this thread for lots of good info:

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP Linux Mint 18
    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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