Creating shortcuts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sonna, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Sonna macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007

    How does one create shortcuts in 10.4? I wish to have Applications in the dock but if I drag it over from Finder, it disappears from it all together!
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK

    I presume you mean that you want the Applications folder in the dock.
    1. Don't drag the Applications icon from the sidebar. Drag the Applications folder from the main body of a finder window.
    2. Don't drag it to the main part of the dock. Drag it to the right hand side of the separator bar. That's where the folders live.
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    You can do a shortcut several ways
    1. Press :apple:+shift+A to get to applications (H for home, U for utilities, C for computer, and there are others, i've just forgotten them now ;)

    2. Drag the folder/application/file you want into the dock. Folders and files go in the division near the trash can (but not in it!), and applications in the division with the Finder icon.

    3. Create an alias. This is the Mac OS X equivalent of a shortcut. Control- or right-click the item you want aliased, and a menu should come up. Select 'Make Alias', and an item will be created with a little arrow in the bottom left corner of the icon. You can drag this anywhere, and it'll just re-direct you to the original folder.

    4. Use Finder. Open a finder window, and drag the item you want into the sidebar on the left. Anything can go in here; folders, music, movies, documents, even printers (so you can print a document without opening it)

    Hope this helps :)
  4. Sonna thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Cheers guys. I used cal6n's method. Exactly what I needed.
    But the Alias method will come in handy. Thanks!

    Up the Seagulls!:D

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