How do I get my user folder into Dock?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by onthecouchagain, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. onthecouchagain
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    onthecouchagain

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    My user name is 'onthecouch' on my Macbook Air, and on my iMac, when I hit "Finder" it shows up on the left column, and I can drag that into the dock to always be there.

    For some reason, I don't see that in my Air. When I click Finder, I only see "All My Files, AirDrop, Application, Desktop, Documents..." etc., but not my actual user folder. How do get it there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba
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    When in Finder press CMD+SHIFT+H at once to open your Home Directory. Then press CMD+ArrowUp (which brings you to the Users folder, from which you can drag your User folder to the Sidebar and to the Dock.
     
  3. onthecouchagain
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    Thank you.

    Another question for you all, how do I get it show the desktop shows the things I connect. For example, whenever I connect my iPod Classic on my iMac, it shows up right there on the desktop (so I can treat it as an external HD). With the Air, this doesn't happen. I have to go into Finder to access my iPod contents.
     
  4. LeakedDave
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    Where the heck do I know you from... So familiar.

    XDA? Nexus S? Hmm
     
  5. JonathanK81
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    Go into Finder Preferences > General Tab > Show These Items on the Desktop > make sure CDs, DVDs, and iPods are checked. Voila, your iPod will show-up on your desktop again. :)
     
  6. onthecouchagain
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    Thank you, also!

    @LeakedDave, yes, I did post at XDA and Nexus S forums >_<'
     

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