Application Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joshbate, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. joshbate macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    I have just recently downloaded Microsoft Office and after I downloaded it, all of the apps from Office (word, powerpoint, excel... ect.) were on the dock. I went to drag them into the application folder, but it wouldnt let me. so then i figured i would put them on my desktop and then in the application folder but it would just "poof" when i went to do that.
    soooo my questions:
    How can I put apps from my dock into my application folder thats on the dock (bottom right)?
    How can I add apps onto my desktop?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The Dock is not an actual place where files reside in. It is a place to put aliases (shortcuts) to applications, files or folders.

    MS Office will have installed its applications into the Applications folder already, it just put its icons into the Dock too.

    To get them back there, drag them from the Applications folder onto the Dock, or start the applications and right click on the Dock icon and select "Keep ...".

    To have aliases of applications on the Desktop, select the original in the Applications folder and press Command + L. Drag the resulting aliases onto the Desktop.

    Also have a look at the following links to learn more about Mac OS X:

    Mac OS X Basics

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

    "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006

    MRoogle is a good tool to search these fora for already existing threads about questions you have. It might be able to answer you quicker than waiting for an answer.

  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    The answer above nails it. I'd just like to point out that your two questions combine to make a redundancy. If the apps are available in the Dock, you don't really need them on the Desktop. Of course, if you prefer to have both methods, go for it.

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