move the finder icon on the dock svp.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by winterquilt, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. winterquilt macrumors regular

    winterquilt

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    Hi hi, I cannot figure out how to move the Finder icon to the right, and I cannot get any of the icons on the dock to move to the left of it -- its impossible.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I think the Finder icon is locked into the left most position on the dock.

    There maybe some third-party solutions, but by default it is stuck to the left-most position in the dock.
     
  3. winterquilt thread starter macrumors regular

    winterquilt

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    workaround (trick)

    well how about not moving the Finder icon, but placing an icon to its left.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, if you try move another icon to the left of finder it wont let you.
     
  5. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I see.

    There are 3rd party apps like Dragthing which may be what you are after.
     
  6. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    The Finder and Trash icons are hard-coded onto the Dock. You'd basically have to completely rewrite how the Dock functions to be able to move or edit the icons in any way. I think some applications like Path Finder can hide the icon, but not actually remove it.
     
  7. Andrew#Mac macrumors newbie

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    1. Restart your mac, press cmd+R as soon as screen turns black.
    2. Once you are in macOS utilities mode, go to terminal and type everything here: csrutil disable
    3. Restart you mac again. Log in.
    4. Go to finder>Macintosh HD>System>Core Services.
    5. Locate Finder.app.
    6. Copy Finder.app to Applications.
    7. Remove the first Finder.app from Core Services by dragging it to Trash.
    8. Empty trash.
    Bonus: want to change the Finder icon? Copy the image you want from the Internet, then ctrl+click Finder.app in Applications then click Get Info. Click the icon on the top left side of the window that opens so it has an outline, type cmd+V, then the icon will change without your password!
    --- Post Merged, Jan 17, 2019 at 7:32 AM ---
    It's time-consuming, sure, but it's possible.
     

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