Obvious new finder feature

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Peyton, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Peyton macrumors 68000

    Peyton

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    So I hate going into finder to find applicationsto use. Hate it. Too slow/clumsy. I know finder does more than that, but why not impliment a little (+) symbol in the far left of the dock. And just like dashboard, you can add new apps to the doc, select them etc. ? Sounds a little too simple and perfect to me.


    Maybe it can't replace Finder but I'd like it a lot better. Thoughts?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Seriously though: how often do you add new apps to your Dock? Once a week? Less? Is it really worth this?
     
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I add apps all the time, several hundred times a day! And then a draaaag'em of so I can watch them go BOOM!!!! Then I roll around on the floor and giggle, till I wet myself.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    No + in the Dock. Just gets messy looking.

    I use Quicksilver to launch applications (amongst other things). I can't remember the last time I went into the Apps folder through the Finder ;)

    If you don't fancy using Quicksilver, then Spotlight for the app you're looking for and launch it from the results pane
     
  5. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    >>>>>> Spotlight <<<<

    Seriously, once you launch the app just control+ click on its icon in the dock and check "keep in the dock" option. :D
     
  6. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    i second the use of quicksilver. it makes it so easy, i just put in a quick key combo, type the first several letters of the program i'm looking for, hit enter and boom, i'm done. i've actually started taking things out of my dock because of this. [​IMG]
     
  7. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    HAHAHAHAA!!!!! Ahhh, thanks for a good laugh. Funniest post I've read in a while.
     
  8. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good point, and quicksilver is great, I just was thinking of a new way to streamline UI for dashboard and the dock, and stop with irritating finder.
     
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    the apps folder really isn't that hard to find, is it?
     

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  10. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    :D I request a "Post of the Year" nomination:D
     
  11. EMKoper macrumors regular

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    Pop-up Applications list...

    ...try dragging the Applications Folder to the dock, it becomes a "pop up" applications list if you click and hold on it for a second. You can even hover over subfolders in the apps folder (like the Utilities Folder) and they will open as well. Gets around Finder without installing additional software...
     

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  12. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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  13. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Only when in Finder already.
     
  14. cruxed macrumors regular

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    Theres a menubar app called "Tiger Launch":
    You can see all your apps from your menubar and launch them.
     

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  15. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    i thought that the dock was designed for the easy accessibility of frequently used apps. you can have as many or as little apps as you want in there......heck, put em all in!

    S
     
  16. munkees macrumors 65816

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    Thank you such a great tip
     

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