Adding Computer Icon to Dock?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sebf, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. sebf macrumors member

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    In the finder file browser windows its possible to have a Your Name's Computer icon (by pressing Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar (tab) -> then Tick Computer).

    I am just wondering if its possible to have the same Computer icon that appears in the Finder in the Dock as well? As I can't seem to copy it out of the left hand finder sidebar as it will just delete it.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    You can put it on the right side, by the trash. Drag the one from the desktop.
     
  3. sebf thread starter macrumors member

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    I think that only my Macintosh HD and not the actual Computer which shows all the HDs, USB devices and CDs etc.

    I am wondering if you can do it for the Your Name's Computer? (which you can get up by pressing Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar (tab) -> then Tick Computer)
     
  4. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I see. I didn't follow your steps before.
    You can make a folder with alias to each of those items, but that wouldn't work for removeable media such as cds.
    hmm...
    this is a good question


    EDIT: one idea would be to memorize the shortcut SHIFT+APPLE+C which will take you to this folder if Finder is the frontmost application
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I don't think there's a way. But it's not much harder to just click on the Finder icon in the Dock and then have all of your hard drives/networked drives/mountable media of all kinds right there in the Sidebar.
     
  6. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    in finder prefs you can set "New finder window opens: Computer." Then when you click on the finder icon it will take you to this folder.
     
  7. sebf thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess so, perhaps I just being too fussy! :rolleyes:
     
  8. funman895 macrumors member

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    there is now! It is called Volumizer! It won't mount the Your Name Here's Computer but it will mount Macintosh HD and all volumes connected like USB drives and cds.
     
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