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Bought a Mac - now how to get rid of these icons?

 
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Hi

I am a recent Mac convert and I am still learning my way around the OS.

Something is really annoying me and I dont know how to sort it out so I am hoping someone here can help me.

I have installed MSN Messenger and everything works fine except that when I start Messenger I get a mounted disk on the desktop called "MSN Messenger 4"

How can I get rid of this - it doesnt seem to serve any purpose ans clutters my otherwise clear desktop...

I know I can manually unmount this "disk" but can I stop it appearing at all?

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Sounds to me like you don't actually have it installed, or that it's installed but either way you're running Messenger from the disk image rather than your Applications folder.

Try this:

Open the disk image and drag the MSN Messenger application to your "Applications" folder. That should actually install the app (it will warn re over-writing if it's already there)

You can then safely "eject" (drag to the trash) the mounted disk image.

If you run Messenger from the Dock, ensure that the "alias" that's there actually points to the instance of Messenger in your Applications folder, rather than the one in the disk image.

Hope that helps.
 
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Hi

Thanks for your response. It worked fine by dragging the package from the disk image to another directory.

I am sure I just dont understand how the packages are dealt with yet...

Thanks for your help.
 
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You can just think of packages as executables.

Usually the installer or installation instructions will get the software to your hard disk. I guess MSN Messenger just had to be different.
 
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Dare I say it - MS even finds a way to make OS X more difficult to use
 
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