Newbie question - Applications On Dock

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

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    Drag the folder just to the left of the trash can, it will make it a stack folder.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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

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  5. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Fantastic, that's exactly what I wanted. Thanks guys!!!
     
  6. george.arq macrumors newbie

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    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

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    #7
    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

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    #8
    Dock - find the folder and drag it to the right side of the Dock

    Places - Finder > Preferences > Sidebar
    Check it
     

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