Link To An Opened Page: Placing In Dock ?

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    Simple question, but can't seem to do it.

    What is the most direct, and simple, way of putting a link
    to a web page you've opened up into the Dock directly ?

    if not possible, can it be placed on Desktop ? Either, Or ?

    Thanks,
    B.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    #2
    You need to create a "webloc" file, and then put it into the dock (on the "Trash can" end).

    1. Go to the page you want to save.
    2. Click the URL entry (at the top of the window). It should highlight
    3. Just to the left of the highlighted text there is an icon
    4. Click it and "hold" with the mouse, then "drag and drop" the icon onto the desktop.
    5. This should create a webloc file. Small and you can move it wherever you wish.
    6. Move it into the dock close to the trash can.

    Be careful -- the dock can quickly become overcrowded with stuff like this.
     
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Thanks for help.

    Doesn't always work.
    Sometimes there is a "lock" icon there (instead), and won't allow for any dragging ?

    Any other approaches ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    #4
    "Sometimes there is a "lock" icon there (instead), and won't allow for any dragging?"

    Post a URL or two that is like this so we can see for ourselves what you are seeing.
     
  5. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    It's funny.

    Usually when there is a lock icon it wont' allow me to drag it anywhere.
    see screenshot.

    BTW: When, and what, causes this "lock" icon ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    #6
    OP posted this URL:
    www.sdrplay.com

    I just did this:
    1. typed it into an empty Safari browser window
    2. let the page load
    3. clicked on the URL entry bar at the top of the window to select the entire URL
    4. clicked on the small "favicon" icon to the left of the text.
    5. grabbed it and dropped it onto my desktop
    6. a webloc file was created.

    Then I did this:
    1. closed the Safari window
    2. opened a new window
    3. dragged and dropped the webloc into the empty window
    4. Safari went back to the sdrplay.com page (as it should).

    You're doing something wrong, or perhaps the internet works differently where you are (I'm in the USA).
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    Delaware
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    That padlock just indicates that the web page is on a secure web site (also indicated by the https in the web address)
    If you drag that address line to your desktop, that will create a webfile. Drag THAT web file to your dock.
    There's your dock icon for that website.
     
  8. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Hi,

    Thanks. Great explanations; appreciate it very much.

    Sure is a lot to know.

    Bob



     
  9. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    #9
    The above method won't work with some pages and there's nothing you can do about it. The site has dynamic content and, when it changes, the page will no longer exist. There are 10 or so that affect me daily. I can get to the home page automatically or by clicking on a link but I must navigate to the page I need every time. The only workaround is to create a script and I do for those I access often. BTW, you can store script triggers in the Dock, too.

    I must log into 80–150 web sites daily. By leaving those tabs open when I reboot, I log in automatically. My database requires a password every 12 hours but entering it in one tab unlocks them all. Some sites require me to refresh the page before I can use the site that day—a few need this if I'm inactive more than 5 minutes. Others take me only to the home page.
     

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