Finder Issue

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Orlandoech, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I use TotalFinder and accidentally dragged and dropped an application icon into the top bar of Finder and now I cannot remove it.

    Screen attached.

    • I have tried dragging the icon out
    • I have tried right clicking the icon, but it wont let me do anything but double click it
    • I have tried uninstalling the application with AppCleaner
    • I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling TotalFinder

    Since I uninstalled the application, it turned into a Question (?) mark icon. Anyone know how to removes this?

    Attached Files:

  2. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    Drag it off by holding command and dragging the icon. That is typically how to remove those icons from Finder toolbar.

    Also can you right click the empty area between the icons, and choose Customize Toolbar, and then drag off the icon.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Holding the Command key while dragging will also remove items from Finder's sidebar and some icons from the Menu Bar.

    If you elect to use apps such as AppCleaner, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
  4. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    No clue why I didn't think of the customize toolbar method.

    I'll try this when I get home and thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated.

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