Bottom Toolbar Personalization

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by k28921, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. k28921 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    Is there any way that I can personalize the bottom toolbar, because it is a bit crowded, and I would like to remove some of the shortcuts.

    I have a black macbook, 2 GHz, 100 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM.
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    If you want to remove one of the applications or files from your Dock (as the bar is called) just drag it off and it'll disappear in a little puff of smoke. Alternatively, if you want to add something just drag it onto the Dock. You can also drag the icons around into the order of your choosing.

    Easy as that and twice as simple. ;)
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    What 'bottom toolbar' are you referring to? The Dock? If you don't want programs to appear there, just drag them off and poof! no more clutter. They are of course not deleted, everything is still in the Applications folder.

    Or am I misunderstanding your question?

    Edit: Scooped by Hull :eek: :eek:
  4. k28921 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
  5. Tibbse macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006

    I'm allways dragging icons off my Doc and i carnt get them back or undo its really anoying :rolleyes: :(
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Drag all the stuff you do not use all the time off the dock. For me, that leaves only the Finder, Safari and Mail. Now drag your Applications folder and your Documents folder to the Dock. Clicking on either will open the folder. Clicking and holding the mouse on a folder will give you a list of what is in the folder (just like the Start Menu under Windows).

    You can add anything to the Dock by dragging the original to the Dock and holding it there until the existing objects move to make room for the new object.

    Personally, I position my Dock on the right side, turn Hiding off, and make the Dock size small. This gives me a quick way to see what's running and to switch between programs.

    Best wishes
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    The thing to remember is that the icon on the bottom is like a shortcut. If you remove that, it doesn't remove the application.

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