Finder Icon Stuck on Desktop?

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  1. Mkeller1397 macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    I just bought my macbook today, and its awsome I love it. Anyway, this is my second mac, and have never seen this problem, the Finder Icon is outside the dock on the bottom of my desktop. Its not a regular icon though, it has the blue dot underneath it like it belongs on the dock?
    Any help with this would be greatly appriciated.

    Thanks
    Mike.
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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  3. Mkeller1397 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry for the bad question, but how would i go about taking a screen shot? :confused:

    Never mind I figured it out...Sorry [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    :apple:+SHIFT+4 and select the area, then attach it here.
     
  5. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    • cmd+shift+3: Entire screen and saves.
    • cmd+ctrl+shift+3: Entire screen and saves to clipboard
    • cmd+shift+4: Captures dragged area and saves.
    • cmd+ctrl+shift+4: Captures dragged area and copies to the clipboard.
    • cmd+shitf+4+spacebar: Captures a window or other object and saves
    • cmd+ctrl+shift+4+space: Captures a window or other object and saves to the clipboard
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    What? ;)


    OP, whoa! Can you click on that and it behaves as if it is part of the dock?

    Does the problem stay around after you restart the system?
     
  7. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Try restarting your dock - open Terminal and type "killall Dock" (without the quotes, case-sensitive) and press enter.
     
  8. Mkeller1397 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol thanks guys, the picture was edited into the above post, I must have been searching google for that answer as you guys were posting, you guys are fast, thanks

    Mike
     
  9. iShater macrumors 604

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    We are.

    So to make your life easier, I will repeat the questions:

    Can you click on that and it behaves as if it is part of the dock?

    Does the problem stay around after you restart the system?
     
  10. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    Mr. iShater you cheeky mare! How did you make my post disappear?

    Anywho... +1 for those questions OP, I want to hear answers. I'm VERY Intrigued...
     
  11. Mkeller1397 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the delay of your question.
    No it did not act like it was on the dock, could not click it, select it drag it, anything. But I did the terminal code as well as the restart and after both it didnt reappear, I really appreciate all of your help everyone

    Thanks
    Mike.
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    Probably a mod cause it was a one-word post. I get dinged with those every now and then :p

    I have to drive for 2.5 hours, so I won't be able to check on this until later tonight.

    Take care of the OP fellas! :D
     
  13. iShater macrumors 604

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    Hmmm, change your desktop background and see what happens.
     
  14. Mkeller1397 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that it didnt change it but the restart as well as the terminal worked! thanks all
     
  15. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    Looks like you did it all already :D

    Looking forward to becoming good friends.:D
     
  16. mcdj macrumors 604

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    There's something very existential about that screenshot.
     
  17. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Just reinstall the OS since it's new, it's probably a system corruption.
     
  18. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I think the OP's already sorted :)
     
  19. iShater macrumors 604

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    Nice. Sorry I was in a hurry and though you said it didn't work. Congrats.

    Danke, I like having friend :p
     

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