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I am trying to empty the trash, but a few things won't delete. I keep getting a messgae that says:

The operation can’t be completed because the item “vlc-1.1.10 20-22-53.dmg” is in use.

I am also getting that for a few other things that I downloaded.
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DMGs will create those errors if they are still mounted. Take a look on your desktop for a VLC mounted disk (icon on the far right here) and eject it by dragging it to the Trash or right clicking it and selecting eject.

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DMGs will create those errors if they are still mounted. Take a look on your desktop for a VLC mounted disk (icon on the far right here) and eject it by dragging it to the Trash or right clicking it and selecting eject.
I think when I tried to eject it earlier, it wound up deleting vlc. Is that possible? It's my first day with a mac, so I'm a little slow. Thanks
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You have to drag the apps out of the mounted disk image into your Applications folder. Take a look at this guide to get a better sense of how you should install applications.

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Thanks, that worked. Also, I downloaded echofon for mac, but i like the firefox addon better. How do I uninstall a program like I would on a pc? I thought I deleted echofon by dragging it into trash, but the icon is still on the top of the screen
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It's probably because it's still running. Quit it and you should be fine.

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