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Norbert Raimund Leisner
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Embla for Mac OS X and a general question to .dmg-files

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:51 pm

Hello Macintosh-users,

Folkert wrote on https://vanheusden.com/Embla/files/
"The file ending in ".dmg" is for MacOS X. Please do not ask how to install it on a Mac: I have no idea! (if you do: please let me know!)"

I have found these websites:

http://www.e7z.org/open-dmg.htm
https://www.lifewire.com/dmg-file-2620719
https://www.howtogeek.com/177619/how-to ... d-to-know/
http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/how-to ... files-mac/
http://www.intowindows.com/3-free-tools ... indows-pc/
http://techapple.net/2015/12/how-to-ins ... c-macbook/
https://itstillworks.com/open-dmg-files ... 44394.html

If anyone of you know other useful websites concerning .dmg files please let us know.

Best wishes,
Norbert

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Location: Canada

Re: Embla for Mac OS X and a general question to .dmg-files

Post by maxdeg » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Norbert Raimund Leisner wrote:Hello Macintosh-users,

Folkert wrote on https://vanheusden.com/Embla/files/
"The file ending in ".dmg" is for MacOS X. Please do not ask how to install it on a Mac: I have no idea! (if you do: please let me know!)"

I have found these websites:

http://www.e7z.org/open-dmg.htm
https://www.lifewire.com/dmg-file-2620719
https://www.howtogeek.com/177619/how-to ... d-to-know/
http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/how-to ... files-mac/
http://www.intowindows.com/3-free-tools ... indows-pc/
http://techapple.net/2015/12/how-to-ins ... c-macbook/
https://itstillworks.com/open-dmg-files ... 44394.html

If anyone of you know other useful websites concerning .dmg files please let us know.

Best wishes,
Norbert
Double-click on dmg file will open file. Drag and drop app to Applications folder or folder of choice to install.

flok

Re: Embla for Mac OS X and a general question to .dmg-files

Post by flok » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 pm

Hi Max,

Thanks. But does the average mac user know where to install it? E.g. to drag it into which folder?

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Re: Embla for Mac OS X and a general question to .dmg-files

Post by maxdeg » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:46 pm

flok wrote:Hi Max,

Thanks. But does the average mac user know where to install it? E.g. to drag it into which folder?
For sure - most Mac users will install in the Applications folder. Some like me will have a separate folder for some apps. For example I have a folder called 'MyApps' in which I have Firefox, Chrome and Opera plus email clients Thunderbird and AirMail and a host of other apps. Its just my preference thats all.

When a dmg file is double-clicked the Mac Unarchiver will unzip/unrar the file and dump a folder on the desktop if that is where the dmg file is. In that folder will be the app (icon) plus other stuff depending on the app. Then its a matter of dragging/dropping the executable (icon) into either the Applications folder or folder of the users choice. There are some fussy apps which prefer the Applications folder so drag to that folder.

Done .. :D

flok

Re: Embla for Mac OS X and a general question to .dmg-files

Post by flok » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:12 pm

And xboard can find it then? That is really convenient.

thanks for the reply

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