Move app shortcuts into a folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by definitive, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    I'm trying to limit the amount of icons on my dock, so I'm looking for a way to make a folder to place into dock, and move the app shortcuts from left into it. Only issue I'm having is that the shortcuts from the left part of the dock won't drop into folders on the right side. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Create aliases of the applications in the Applications folder, move those aliases to a folder of your liking and which you have created, and then drag & drop the folder onto the right side of the Dock.
    You can also use Spotlight or Alfred to start applications.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Then you can drag the application "shortcuts" off the Dock. (onto the Desktop, then release)

    P.S. I can't drag any Dock icon anywhere except to the Desktop. (OS 10.5.8)
  4. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    I use Quicksilver to launch my apps, it's much faster once you get used to it.

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