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Working with downloads/dmg files


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I am not really clear on some of this, apologies in advance.

I download a dmg file (utility) from the internet. It now resides on my desktop, I double click and it installs (in this case, Labtick). Works good but I still have the icon on the desktop and I want it gone. I cannot eject it because it is in use.
I have a suspicion that I should have done something else with it b4 I ran it.
What am I missing here.
It does appear in applications, and if I terminate the program it disappears, but as long as it is running it's on the desktop.

TIA Peter
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Open the dmg.

drag the application to your applications folder

eject the dmg

run the application from the applications folder.

I suspect that by double-clicking you are just running the app from the dmg not installing it.

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Yes, that is what I was doing.

Thank you for your help
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