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When I downloaded Firefox, an icon for a Firefox disc appeared on my screen, but there was no disc involved in the download. How can I delete this disc icon?

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I cannot drag this disc to the trash to get rid of it because it says Firefox is using it, but that can't be the case since there is no disc. I want to get rid of the disc icon.

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What I meant was hit the green "Solved" button next to the answer that helped you the most. I'm sorry if my answers sounded weird, I don't have much experience with FF on Mac.

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Is it the Firefox installer? What is the name of the file?

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It is an icon that looks like a disc drive and is simply labeled "Firefox."

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What happens if you open it?

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Make sure that Firefox gets installed properly.

Open the Firefox disk image (DMG) file and drag the Firefox program to the application folder on your hard drive.
You shouldn't double-click the Firefox application to run it from the disk image, but drag it out of the DMG folder instead.


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Thank you. I did what you suggested, but the icon remains on my desktop. I'd like to uninstall Firefox and start fresh.

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It just says "Firefox."

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Doesn't look like the installer. It just says "Firefox." I'd like to uninstall Firefox and start over but I don't know how to do that. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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If these posts have solved your problem, please click "Solved". This will archive this thread so we can concentrate on other support tickets. Thank you!

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The problem solved itself after an automatic download of software updates from Apple. Maybe all I needed to do was restart my computer. Will try that the next time.

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What I meant was hit the green "Solved" button next to the answer that helped you the most. I'm sorry if my answers sounded weird, I don't have much experience with FF on Mac.