Application dock item showing ".app" on every application

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Pipper99, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Fort Worth, TX
    #1
    On my new retina MBP, my applications dock item has suddenly started showing ".app" appended to every application where before it just showed the application name. I have "Show all filename extensions" turned off in Finder Preferences. I don't have this issue on my iMac, and I have Show all filename extensions turned on.

    Is there a way to prevent the ".app" from appearing in the Dock applications pop up menu?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Mine has always shown the .app extension when viewing from the /Applications folder on the Dock. If you don't want to see them, create aliases for all your apps and put the aliases in a folder called Apps. Then delete the .app extension from all the aliases. Now drag the /Apps folder to your Dock instead of the /Applications folder.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Thanks so much for the info. I just dragged the Applications folder off of the dock and dragged it back into the dock from the Finder, and the .app appendage is gone.

    I appreciate your help! :)
     

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