Finder icon dragged onto desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cypher, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. cypher macrumors member

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    I accidentally managed to drag my finder icon off the dock and now it floats on top of everything without any purpose. Nothing happens when i click on it and could'nt find anything in the options to fix it. It disappeared when I restarted the computer but I was just wondering why this happenedn cause now I'm unable to drag it off the dock. Is it just a bug? I run 10.4.1 now but this has happened to me once before when I was running Panther. I've fixed it but still curious as to what purpose it serves.

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  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    #2
    It's most likely a glitch in the dock graphic driver. A quick fix is to force quit the dock in Activity Viewer.
     
  3. Sogo macrumors 6502

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  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    The first time I used Mac OS X, I remember trying viciously to get him out of the dock. I still have not found a way to do it and have concluded it's impossible. :eek:
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe he's feeling a bit unloved and he's wanting your attention. Have you given him a good pat on the head recently? :p
     
  6. DJRizzo macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this! I've had this problem 3 times now. In the past I just rebooted but this time I had a ton of open apps & work and did not want to have to close all the apps. This solution was a great fix without having to close all my other work.

    PS: It's actually "Activity Monitor" you open to do this.
     

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