N/M. Solved problem! -- deleted preview button from Finder window

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  1. MeditativeRose macrumors newbie

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    I accidentally deleted the preview button from the Finder window.

    Firstly, this is not the same as this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=538219

    I still have Preview. It works fine when I click on it in the dock.

    What happened was: I was following the instructions to install Audacity. It said to "Option-drag the whole of the .dmg contents (not the .dmg itself) into the "Audacity" folder you created." I couldn't quite figure out how to do this -- select all and drag them all together -- so I was trying out different combinations of option click drag, command option drag, etc. Finally I get something to drag, it goes "poof" (yeah, that cloud of smoke), and....:eek: I realize that something I pressed highlighted or activated the preview button and that's what I dragged, and it's no longer at the top of the Finder window.

    It's not in the Audacity folder I dragged it to, and it's not in the trash.

    How can I restore the preview button?

    (I'm on an aluminum MacBook running OS X 10.5.6. And, by the way, I'm totally new to Mac. I've only had my MacBook for just over a week.)

    Edit: I figured it out! First, technically what I was referring to was the Quick Look buttton (did I mention I'm totally new to Mac?:eek:), and I figured out that that was part of the toolbar, how to customize the toolbar, and restore the button. Phew!
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Do you mean Quick Look? The little icon with the eye?
    To get it back, open a new Finder window, in the menu bar go to View --> Customize Tool Bar and drag the icon back on :)
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Right-click on an blank area of the Finder toolbar region and choose Customize Toolbar. This will bring up a window where you can drag icons onto the toolbar.
     
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Right click on the Finder toolbar and click "Customize toolbar", then drag it back to where it was before.
     
  5. MeditativeRose thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, you guys are fast; you beat me to my edit by a few seconds! Thanks so much anyway!
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I'm not too clear on what you mean "preview" button. I'm thinking you mean "QuickLook". I suspect you removed it by using "cmd-drag". (this also works on the menu bar items)

    You can modify the toolbar in the Finder window by going to "View>Customize Toolbar...", (or right/control click on the toolbar itself). From there, you can drag buttons to the toolbar, or select the default set.
     

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