How to install Firefox on Tiger

Posted on 2006-03-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have OSX 10.4.5
I downloaded Firefox
On my desktop is Firefox
Each time I want to use it, I have to click on that file and install the app.
(Even though Firefox is in Recent Items, clicking it does not bring it up.)

How do I install it "permanently" on the system?

Thanks for help.  It's very inefficient this way.
Question by:cornell256
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    Assisted Solution

    search your computer via the Finder, looking for "Firefox"  In the folder you will have the Firefox application icon, create an alias there


    CTRL-M, then locate Firefox on your system, select that.  All you need to do after is click on the Alias.
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    I think the problem is that you are not dragging the application icon to the Applications folder - what you've downloaded is a disk image which is closed every time you shut down. The Recent Items icon is pointing to the copy in the disk image.

    Mount and open the disk image again, then choose Show Toolbar from the View menu, then drag the FireFox icon onto the Applications icon at the left of the window. Then eject the disk image icon, open Applications again, and drag the FireFox icon in Applications to the Dock, or hold down Option and Command (Apple) while dragging it to the Desktop to make an alias there.

    Hope that's of use


    Author Comment

    Thanks, the approach from macassist is what I needed.  Thanks also, irwinpks!
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    Expert Comment

    cool. thank you

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