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cultodaostra

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May 21, 2013
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hello, i'm new to this forum and not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, but here goes:

when i drag files or icons to my desktop (10.6.8) they immediatelly disappear. how can i use the desktop to store stuff?

thanks!
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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Are you dragging them from the dock, or from a finder window? When you drag from the dock, that removes the dock shortcut with a *poof* sound and animation. Dragging from Finder makes a duplicate of the shortcut that can be accessed from the desktop.
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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it's when i drag them from the dock..
When you drag icons from the dock they disappear in a "poof". It's just one way of removing icons from the dock. If you look in your "Applications" folder, the disappeared apps will still be there.

I'm not sure, but I don't think they can be put on Desktop. You can bring them up using Launchpad or put them back on the dock by opening the app, and right clicking on the app on the dock and clicking on Options.
 

KUguardgrl13

macrumors 68020
May 16, 2013
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Kansas, USA
When you drag icons from the dock they disappear in a "poof". It's just one way of removing icons from the dock. If you look in your "Applications" folder, the disappeared apps will still be there.

I'm not sure, but I don't think they can be put on Desktop. You can bring them up using Launchpad or put them back on the dock by opening the app, and right clicking on the app on the dock and clicking on Options.
10.6.8 is pre-launchpad. You can put icons on the desktop if you drag them from the Applications folder in Finder.
 
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10.6.8 is pre-launchpad. You can put icons on the desktop if you drag them from the Applications folder in Finder.
Which moves the items. To create an alias, press CMD+L and drag the resulting alias to the Desktop or use Alfred to start applications.

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