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im confused

everytime i download a client...like for livejournal, it works and everything, and i put it into my dock ( i have OS X) but then when i shut down and restart/ re-boot my computer it dissapears and theres just a question mark in my dock ! HELP please


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Jun. 30th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
It sounds like what's happening is that you're running the client from the disk image that it was downloaded in - so when you reboot your computer, that disk image doesn't come back up

Try copying the client to your Applications folder - and then drag it from the applications folder over to the dock - i think you will find it being better behaved at that point

Jun. 30th, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)
haha okay thanks so much
Jun. 30th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
it doesnt work it wont let me open anything in my applications and even when i dragged it into the applications it still dissapears.
what happens is tehres a little white box that i CANT get off my desktop no matter how many times i move it. its kinda weird. and then when i restart it dissapears as well as any kind of trace of ijournal.
Jun. 30th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: nope..
It's this complicated... You drag the icon that says "iJournal" to your applications folder. Then you drag the "white box" to the trash. Then you drag the "iJournal" icon that should now be in your applications folder, to the dock.
The end.
Jun. 30th, 2003 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: nope..
Well, did you copy iJournal to the Applications folder? Is it there after you log out and log back in (or restart)? Did you drag the one from the disc image into the dock or the copy you made in the Applications folder?

You should be able to copy iJournal from the disc image after you mount it (that is, you double-clicked the iJournal.dmg file and it created the disc image icon on the desktop) to the Applications folder by dragging and dropping. You can then select the disc image and choose "eject" from the file menu in the Finder. Now drag the copy from the Application folder to the dock and that one will keep working.

I am assuming that the little white box you are referring to is this disc image icon. If you select it and then choose "Eject" from the file menu in the Finder, it will go away. Ejecting it will mean that you can make sure this all works without having to reboot (which force-ejects all disc images).

Do you understand what I mean and does this help?
Jun. 30th, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: nope..

Double-click on that white box. It'll open a window with iJournal in it. Drag that into the Applications folder. Then you can drag that white box into the trash to get it out of your life - the trashcan will change to an 'eject' button while you're dragging it around.

(Aside: May I suggest that dmg = bad? This question, in some form, is something I see here every couple of months. Disk images just confuse the hell out of people.)
Jul. 1st, 2003 12:17 am (UTC)
Re: nope..
I was actually thinking this when I made my post above since I hadn't realized that this could be an issue for users who aren't familiar with how the idea works. I still think that dmg is the ultimate format for software distribution and I just think that we should use that "internet ready" option, or whatever it is, in the next release since that removes this confusion completely.

That way there is still all the reliability and general goodness of a disk image minus trying to explain what one is.
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