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Recieved my PB
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kappa4life
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May 26, 2005, 05:02 PM
 
This thing is amazing. Its SO beautiful. I dont know how I ever lived with a PC. It just works so seamlessly. The programs work together efortlessly. I love it.

The only question I have now is when I tried to install Launchbar or Cleardock, it seemed like it would install, but nothing did. I searched for both through Spotlight and they didnt show up. I guess Launchbar was running of a boot, and it said I needed to install it, which I thought I did. Any ideas?

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May 26, 2005, 05:15 PM
 
make sure spotlight's "command space" is not conflicting with launchbar's "command space" hot key.

spotlight's can be change int he spotlight system prefernce. i changed mine to shift command space because i am trying out quicksilver which is like launchbar.
     
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May 26, 2005, 06:49 PM
 
One thing to look out for: most very simple applications are downloaded as disk image files (.dmg) which auto-open when you download them. So, when you're done downloading a Finder window opens when the disk image mounts and is available. You generally then need to either:

1) Run the installer if there is one
2) Install the application by dragging it to the Applications folder

If you don't install it onto the hard drive, if you unmount the disk image (by pressing the 'eject' button in the Finder sidebar or dragging the disk image to the trash/eject button), you won't have access to the application anymore. Could this be what's going on? I can't think of another reason why Spotlight wouldn't be able to find them...
     
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May 26, 2005, 06:54 PM
 
That is exactly whats happening. I can use them for a limited time as long as they are on my desktop(with the eject thing), and when I either eject it or trash it, its gone for good.

I thought I had installed them by clicking the automatic installer but it must not have worked. So just drag them?

One other question, when i dl'd Windows MP, it shows up as a .sitx file and I have no clue how to install it, any thoughts?

Thanks
Josh
     
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May 26, 2005, 07:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by kappa4life
That is exactly whats happening. I can use them for a limited time as long as they are on my desktop(with the eject thing), and when I either eject it or trash it, its gone for good.

I thought I had installed them by clicking the automatic installer but it must not have worked. So just drag them?

One other question, when i dl'd Windows MP, it shows up as a .sitx file and I have no clue how to install it, any thoughts?

Thanks
Josh
Think of a Disk Image as a virtual CD. Copy everything from the disk image to you Applications folder, and it'll reside there permenantly. For the .sitx, Grab the free version of Stuffit off Version Tracker.

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