Thread: Simple switcher question!
09-11-2004, 09:31 PM #1thebluemonkeyGuestSimple switcher question!
I have download a freeware on the net, the download is save on my desktop. I take the .dmg and put it in my app folder. Everytime that I use the freeware there's a new disk icon that appear on my desktop with the name of the on it!
What I'm doing wrong if this is happening?
Thank's for your support to a newcomer on mac!
09-11-2004, 09:44 PM #2
Originally Posted by thebluemonkey
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09-12-2004, 11:05 AM #3thebluemonkeyGuest
Thank's but when I try to copy the what so harddrive on my hd it only make a shortcut of it instead of copying it.
I didn't have an installer, the download was a .dmg.
So what's the problem!
Thank's for your help!
09-12-2004, 11:07 AM #4m1kGuest
What was the download? Maybe if you tell us we can try it on our Macs and help you solve the problem.
09-12-2004, 11:27 AM #5
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- 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
download the .dmg from wherever...
double click..it mounts it
double click the mounted thing on the desktop
DRAG(not alias) the app from the mounted thing to your apps folder.
09-12-2004, 08:24 PM #6thebluemonkeyGuest
09-12-2004, 08:31 PM #7m1kGuest
Great app, I'm downloading it as we speak
*ahem* Not that I'd ever use it for ripping DVDs or anything *ahem*. I've tried it and it works just fine for me. It's normal for a new icon to appear on your desktop when you use it, that's just fine. Don't worry about that.
Again, great app . It works fine for me. What exactly do you not want to happen?
09-12-2004, 10:00 PM #8thebluemonkeyGuest
To see a new hardrive (with the name of the app as the name of it) on my desktop everytime that I run the app, is it normal?
09-13-2004, 02:43 AM #9Originally Posted by thebluemonkeyAn apple a day keeps the doctor away...
09-13-2004, 03:33 AM #10
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Yep - you do NOT need to open the dmg file any more, once you have dragged the app into the applications folder.
Think of it as a zip file... you open it, extract the program and that's all you need the zip/dmg file for...
09-13-2004, 08:00 PM #11thebluemonkeyGuest
Great everything works fine now!
Thank's a lot!
09-13-2004, 10:56 PM #12m1kGuest
Wow, I never knew that about the .dmg file! Thanks iaminvincible, you taught me something new!
And I'm glad everything works fine now thebluemonkey
09-14-2004, 04:29 AM #13
anytime guys! Here to help!An apple a day keeps the doctor away...
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