New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

foxfire app folder opens instead of browser


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
rcronin

 
rcronin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: New Eng
Posts: 423
rcronin has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook white, 2.0 Intel Core 2 Duo Pro, 2 GB RAM, 13" screen

rcronin is offline
I've had this problem for as long as I've been using foxfire, about 2 months.

When I click on the foxfire icon in the dock, the foxfire download folder opens (attached) instead of the browser. At first I think I hadn't actually added it to my apps folder (MHC pointed this out). So I dragged it into the apps folder, and I've checked, it's really in there. And I deleted the foxfire download folder/icon from my desktop. I guess I had been running it off the icon not off my HD...? I'm butchering that, sorry.

But I still have the same prob with the folder showing up. B/c then I have to click on the FF icon in the folder to actually get a browser window opened up. And everytime I delete the FF download icon off my desktop, it just comes back the next time I try to open it from the dock (you can see it in my attachment).

What am I missing?

THANKS!!!
Attached Images
File Type: png Picture 5.png (253.3 KB, 11 views)

Becky
Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
I am not sure how the disk image keeps popping up, but do this. On your dock icon for Firefox, drag n drop the icon onto a free space of your desktop. This will drag it out of the Dock and it should disappear in a clever puff of animated smoke.

Now, go to your Applications folder and drag the Firefox.app icon onto your Dock. The other icons will obligingly move aside to make room.

Now launch Firefox from the Dock. If you still get the download folder popup behavior, it would appear that you dumped the entire download folder into your Applications folder, not the app itself.

To fix this, remove the icon you just placed in the Dock per the above "recipe". Go back to your Applications folder and drag the Firefox item back out onto your desktop. Now double click it and when the window opens, drag just the Firefox.app icon to your Applications folder. You can do this right within the window the Firefox's installer opened.

Now, closes the intaller window and drag the whole desktop item to the trash. Empty the trash.

Go back to your Applications folder and launch Firefox.app. Hopefully all is well now. If it is, drag the Firefox.app icon from the Applications folder onto your Dock.

Done!!

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks
rcronin

 
rcronin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: New Eng
Posts: 423
rcronin has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook white, 2.0 Intel Core 2 Duo Pro, 2 GB RAM, 13" screen

rcronin is offline
That seemed to work like a charm! I just had to do the first step. And so far it's working fine. That's been driving me nuts!

Dare I ask why your fix worked? If it would take a long time to answer, you don't have to explain. I'm just endlessly curious.

THANKS again!

Becky
Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
If you JUST did the first step (deleting your original Dock icon and recreating it from your Applications folder) I can only conclude that at one time you must have dragged the entire download folder's icon to the dock. Since you said you had long since deleted that, this doesn't make sense to me.

So, the short answer is "I am not sure!" :dive:

What *is* clear is that the icon on the Dock did NOT point to the Firefox.app application, and you fixed that by recreating it. Good work! ...and I am glad that all is well now.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Stubborn Safari Font Problem | Mail is acting strangly »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
I need specific type of backup software benijuana OS X - Apps and Games 5 03-23-2007 12:37 PM
Internet help ( quick) watzup Switcher Hangout 8 09-22-2006 09:07 AM
Replacing files within a folder, rather than the entire folder PFerrara OS X - Operating System 5 08-28-2006 10:34 AM
HP PhotoSmart 2575 Driver hana2004 OS X - Operating System 2 05-03-2006 06:03 PM
How to navigate inside an app folder? alejandrico OS X - Operating System 4 07-10-2005 04:16 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?