Blue dot next to application after ctrl + click, what is this?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by aznguyen316, Feb 15, 2009.

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    aznguyen316

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    I think I did a control click on an application trying to make an alias following a webtip and now I have a blue dot when the app is highlighted, or if I'm not clicked on the app it shows up highlighted blue. what does this mean and how do I get rid of it? I tried control clicking the item again and it's still there. It's just annoying to look at. Ideas? I googled it, I'm sure it's some Leopard feature but I dunno what it is, thanks!
     
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    You, sir, have discovered the "Label" feature of Mac OS X. Secondary-click on the application, and at the bottom of your contextual menu will be "Label:". You'll want to then click the "x" and that will remove the blue label. Alternatively, you can select the app and do a "File" "Get Info". In the inspector window, towards the bottom, will be the same "Label" options.
     
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    aznguyen316

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    LOL thank you very much.. so is this just so you can more easily recognize apps that are used more often for grouping etc? nice..
     
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    Personally I use it to keep track of which files and folders I have completed work on, for a particular project. For instance, with any movies I have ripped, they are labeled red if I haven't tagged them yet, and blue if I've backed them up to another device.
     

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