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Jul. 31st, 2002

Hi :snort: I'm new here, new to Macs, and I will never own a PC again. I am a pit apple-stupid and only learned today that taking a floppy disk out BEFORE trashing the icon is very BAD. After you all stop laughing maybe you can answer my one remaining question. I downloaded the client with no problem, used it once, and when I turned my comp back on later the program didn't seem to be there. Here is my stupid question:

When I dled it I got the little icon that says "iJournal", a zip type thing, and something else that appeared when I opened the zip type thing. I'm wondering which of these I can delete while being able to use the program??? I'm kind of a desktop minimalist and I can't seem to believe I need these all hanging around... typically when I install something small from the internet I can ditch the setup files with no problem (worked with AIM) so...what am I doing wrong?

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dutchpink
Aug. 1st, 2002 07:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that answered my question. I had tried to drag the iJournal icon in once and it seemed to copy rather than move- I later clicked the icon in the folder and it said that 'the original copy had been deleted ' so it wouldn't open. Iiii'll play with it later. :D thanks
theharry
Jul. 31st, 2002 08:07 pm (UTC)
Get rid of files with extensions like .sit, .hqx, .dmg. The application itself should have no extension other than .app.
wibbble
Aug. 1st, 2002 02:03 am (UTC)
Or no extension at all...
Even with 'always show extensions' selected in Finder preferences, the .app 'files' never show it. But then - they're special in other ways too, since they're really directories (when seen from the unix-side of Mac OS X)...

This habit of distributing things as disc images doesn't make sense to me... given that most Mac OS X apps seem to tie everything into their single bundle '.app' (as they should), why is a disc image preferable to just compressing the .app and distributing that?

I've seen so many posts in places like macosx about people not understanding what they're supposed to do, because it's really, really non-obvious for newbies.
wooble
Jul. 31st, 2002 08:10 pm (UTC)
iJournal, like many Mac applications, is distributed as a disk image. When you mount the disk image, it's just temporary. You're supposed to copy the iJournal application out of the image into your Applications folder; then you can unmount the image (drag it to the Trash, just like it was a normal disk), and delete the dmg file and any compressed versions of the dmg file.
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