Making "Computer" a desktop icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Iranian, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Iranian macrumors newbie

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    Hi I wanted to ask if it is possible to turn the "Computer" directory into an icon on the desktop (or a shortcut). By "Computer" I mean when you press command+shift+C, the window you get, I want that as an icon or shortcut on the desktop.

    Is this possible?

    Thank you in advance.:)
     
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Open that window, go the the tiny computer icon at the top of the finder window, and while holding Option + Command, drag it to the desktop. Now you have an alias on the desktop to "Computer".

    EDIT: Hmm... sorry, I tried my suggestion completely, and it did not work.
     
  3. Iranian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol

    There's gotta be a way:confused:
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The Mac is not a PC. The window, sidebar and the dock are the customisable starting points for navigation; the desktop is clumsy IMO because you always have windows in the way, regardless of Expose. I don't even have any drives showing on my work Mac's desktop... it's completely blank.
     
  5. Iranian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, well each time I want to connect to a network (not internet, files) I have to go to that menu and about 4 submenus to finally connect to the network, because that menu (Computer) is the only place the Network icon exists, and I cant move it anywhere. Is there a faster way to do this?

    What I really want to do is make the Network icon appear in the finder sidebar, below the harddrives.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    When you're in Finder:

    Menu: Finder>Preferences>Sidebar

    :)
     
  7. Iranian thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    To answer the original question:

    Open the Computer window (Command-Shift-C), then press Command-I. Select the icon in the Get Info window and copy it. Then select the file/folder you want that icon on, open get info window and paste the icon you previously copied :)
     

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