New to Mac: Applications folder question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevearm, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hi all, I just installed Creative Suite 3 for my new macbook, and had a couple of questions.

    1) Is it possible to hide certain apps from this folder? I have 'Adobe Help Viewer 1.0', 'Adobe Help Viewer 1.1' as well as things like Adobe Stock Photos, Bridge and CS3 Design Premium, that I really don't need on there. Can I hide them? If not, can/should I delete the 'help' apps?

    2) Photoshop, Illustrator etc all seem to be folders whereby the actual application is inside it, is there any way of only displaying the actual application icon in the root Apps folder instead?

    Thanks, hope someone can help
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you can place the application whereever you want, they do not have to be in the apps folder
  3. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    Are you sure? Even ones I had to install from scratch like Photoshop? ie. not copied straight to the Apps folder.
  4. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    Another thing you can do is make a completely separate folder somewhere that contains symlinks to your most-used apps, and drag that folder into the dock and the sidebar of your Finder for quick access.

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