Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard Spring @ dock icon

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  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    What is that spring @ icon I see on leopard docks and why don't I have it on my dock with Snow Leopard?
     
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    Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly, it is for url links. If you click on it, it should open Apple's Mac OS X webpage in Safari.

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  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC it's a link to the Apple Software site, same as clicking :apple: > Mac OS X Software

    ...which is now replaced in Snow Leopard by the App Store.

    EDIT: as Elbert C says above .
     
  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's it! I've seen it on Macs running Mac OS X v 10.5.8 Leopard.

    I don't have anything that replaces it though. Am I supposed to? I am running Mac OS X v10.6.6 Snow Leopard.

    But why would the dock need an icon to go to Apple's site anyway, when there already is a bookmark for it?
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Just drag and drop a url favicon to the right side of the Dock.

    It is a shortcut to a site, like the Dock icons are shortcuts to the apps and folders. When clicked on it will launch the default browser opening the site the shortcut was created from.
    With bookmarks the browser must already be open in order to open the sites via the bookmarks.
     
  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    That was always the first thing I removed from the dock after installation.

    Don't worry about it. It's not the slightest bit important
     
  8. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried doing this and placing it next to the trash can, it doesn't work.
     
  9. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    That's weird, it worked for me.
     

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  10. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Are you running Snow Leopard v10.6.6?
     
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  12. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    I don't know why it doesn't work for you but I just updated my Mac to 10.6.6 and it still worked for me.
    As Darth.Titan stated it isn't all that important anyway and you shouldn't worry about it.
     
  13. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not a matter of worrying about it, it's just something I wanted on my dock and for some reason doesn't work.
     

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