Thread: a little confused
02-25-2008, 08:18 PM #1a little confused
Just got my new (used) ibook G4. I really like it so far, however something confuses me. I downloaded mozilla...and it put the dmg file on my computer...what is this file, i thought it was just the download, and once i ran it, the program was installed et. all. however when i put it in the trash, the browser was gone. what's the deal here? what do i need to know?I saw my mom set up our first PC when I was 10...recieved my first dell when I was 18, built 3-4 PC's after that...bought a used Ibook when I was 25...WHAT THE H E LL TOOK ME SO LONG?!
02-25-2008, 08:28 PM #2
also, the max res on this guy is 1024X768.....can I get that higher?I saw my mom set up our first PC when I was 10...recieved my first dell when I was 18, built 3-4 PC's after that...bought a used Ibook when I was 25...WHAT THE H E LL TOOK ME SO LONG?!
02-25-2008, 08:41 PM #3
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In OS X, many apps do not need to be installed in order to run, which you have now found out.
You could think of the .dmg file sort of like a zip file in Windows.
When you open the .dmg it shows you what's inside.
Unlike windows, many apps can be opened and run right from there without an installation routine.
In order to install the app, open a new Finder window, and drag the app's icon and drop it in the Applications folder.
You can then close all the windows and eject (or drag to the trash) the opened dmg file.
You will now open the app from the Applications folder.
If you want to keep that app on the dock all the time - while you have it open, you can right click and select Keep in Dock.
To remove an app, just drag it from the Applications folder to the trash.
And you might want to read through eric's Mac-Forums Switchers FAQ and Information located right at the top of the Switchers forum for this and other mighty fine pointers on using your new OS.I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
02-25-2008, 09:23 PM #4
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And as for screen res - sorry, 1024 X 768 is your limit.Semper Fi
02-25-2008, 09:27 PM #5
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The App will create a prefs file in the prefs folder and maybe some read me files, but that is about it for most Apps. Some OSX Apps DO come with an installer and some do come with an uninstaller. If you want to delete an App simply drag it to the trash and empty it, that's it, no uninstaller required unless one is included.
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