Closed Bug 334390 Opened 17 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Installer should behave like Adiumx installer (http://adiumx.com)

Categories

(Firefox :: Installer, defect)

PowerPC
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 320155

People

(Reporter: jason, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060328 Firefox/1.5.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060328 Firefox/1.5.0.2

When the disk image mounts, it tells you to drag it to your applications folder, but it is only a picture and not an active link. This is very confusing for new users to Firefox.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Mount disk image
Tells you to drag to Applications
You have to manually open Macintosh HD and then apps, then drag into applications.
Actual Results:  
Moves app into applications

Expected Results:  
The mounted disc image picture of the applications folder should be a live link, so you can drag it from the same window as the Firfox icon. Adiumx does this perfectly and I think it should be done this way.

Please check out how Adiumx does it's installer.

http://adiumx.com
This is discussed at length in bug 283598 and bug 305717 - the /Applications directory is not named the same thing in localized versions of Mac, meaning that a symlink won't always resolve correctly, and that it can be confusing for users to see their entire hard drive appear as a link on the DMG.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
There is a universal shortcut in Mac

command + **** + a that in finder will take you to applications.

Can you have the DMG run this finder shortcut as it mounts to bring up applications?
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Status: VERIFIED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: WONTFIX → DUPLICATE
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