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Why does firefox load with a finder window (OSX)?

Asked by tinyfaery (42225points) March 17th, 2009

When I click on the safari icon in my dock it opens automatically, but when I click on the firefox icon it takes a long time and opens with a finder window. Why? Can I change this, because it really irritates me.

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bluedoggiant's avatar

What does it show in the Finder window?

tinyfaery's avatar

It’s a small blue window with a firefox icon and an arrow pointing right at a file folder that has pictures of a pencil, ruler and maybe a paintbrush, in the form of a triangle, on it. Does that make sense?

jrpowell's avatar

Are you opening it from the disk image? Drag the Firefox Icon to your applications folder. Now drag that icon in your applications folder to your dock.

tinyfaery's avatar

Yay for jp! I’ve been using it like that for almost 2 years.

jrpowell's avatar

OMFG… I have been so confused for about 30 minutes wondering what could be wrong.

Well, I hope everything is working fine now.

tinyfaery's avatar

Ahh! Thanks for making the effort. I wish I could give you more lurve. Hey, you can make that happen, right? Like on the dl?

bluedoggiant's avatar

@tinyfaery yes in safari preferences tick “open “safe” files after downloading”

@johnpowell ditto lol beat me to it.

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