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Discussion in 'macOS' started by cultodaostra, May 21, 2013.

  1. cultodaostra macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  3. cultodaostra thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    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.

    In Mac OS X, what is an alias and how does it work?

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  7. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    As usual...I'm wrong again!:eek:

    You'd think I would have learned by now that I know nothing!:eek:
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That would require you to know something...
     

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