desktop shortcut

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JonD25, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. JonD25 macrumors 6502

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    A while ago I accidentally dragged the Desktop icon from the sidebar in finder. So to replace it, I just went to my home folder and dragged the Desktop folder to the sidebar and it seemed to work fine. But some weird stuff happens now. Like, when I select it, it doesn't highlight. And in my save dialogs, there's always two desktops listed, one with the command+D sign next to it, and one without it. If I go to the Finder preferences (something I probably should have done from the start), on the sidebar panel, the Desktop is unchecked. If I check it, it will add a second desktop item, but if I remove the old one, the check disappears and everything is back to the way it was. It's really only a minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless. I can live with it, but if I don't have to, why should I? Thus, I ask for your help.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Have you tried having the desktop icon not in the sidebar and then checking the box in the finder settings?
     
  3. JonD25 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention I tried that. What it does is it adds the icon, but the check box stays unchecked and everything is the same. It isn't until I check it again and when the second icon comes up that the check box stays checked.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could always try an archive and install. That would almost definitely fix it and it wouldn't modify your data.
     
  5. JonD25 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That just seems like squashing a spider with a sledge hammer. It doesn't bother me that much. If there's an easy answer, then I'll do it. But an archive and install isn't what I want to do now.
     

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