Newbie question - Applications On Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wolfpackfan, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    I am a fairly new Mac user (2 months) and there is something I'd like to do that I haven't figured out how to do (or even if possible). I'd like to setup something on the Dock so that when I click on it a pop-up list displays that has all my applications and I can then click an application to start it. I have created an alias to my Application folder and have moved that folder to the Dock, but when I click on it, it opens a window that I then have to close after my application starts. I want it to work more like the Start menu in Windows (gasp). Any suggestions if this is even possible.
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Drag the folder just to the left of the trash can, it will make it a stack folder.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Don't worry about creating the alias, just drag the Applications folder to the dock. That's my setup.
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
  5. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Fantastic, that's exactly what I wanted. Thanks guys!!!
  6. george.arq macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    And how do I find applications folder again?
    I tried to drag it to dock, but I accidentally drag it to trash and didnt notice at the moment. I cant even restore because the trash is empty.

    I want to put applications folder in DOCK and PLACES (finder).
    Can somebody help me? Thanks.
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I assume you're using Snow Leopard (OS 10.6)? Your Applications folder should be located directly in "Macintosh HD."

    Luckily, OS X won't allow you to delete the Applications folder, so it must be on your HD somewhere. Remember, Spotlight can help you find lost files and folders. :)
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Dock - find the folder and drag it to the right side of the Dock

    Places - Finder > Preferences > Sidebar
    Check it

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