ok , this is getting weird ...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 124c41, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. 124c41 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    the icon next to applications just vanished...
    it contained the popup for accessing files and etc ...
    in its place is an upright triangle , a line and an inverted triangle as a single symbol...
    like, wtf ?
    what is going on with this thing ...
    this happened with several of the icons when i originally got the machine...
  2. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    You can drag and drop and fold on the right side of this little line mate

    It will then become one of them handy little pop up things you are on about :)
  3. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    well.... now applications just vanished as well ...:eek:
    hey , maybe the whole dam'd computer will vanish and i can collect the insurance !:rolleyes:
  4. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    I don't believe you when I look at your sig!
  5. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    whaaaaatever lil' dude ...
    anyhow , used app install dvd , nothing came back except garageband ...
    which i sent to machell asap...
    oh , well ... i guess i can access apps thru finder if i have to...
  6. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    I know aren't you the iMac/OSX hater that's having all kinds of issues but wont talk to Apple?
  7. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    i don't 'hate' mac , i hate the weird quirks and malfunctions that have become a daily happening with this unit...
  8. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
  9. MacVixen macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    In your other thread I believe you said you live 6 - 8 hours away from an Apple store? How did you purchase yours? Online? BB? It seems like you should arrange for a return, either because your unit is defective, or Mac just ain't for you. Nobody that spends close to $2k on a computer should be dealing with those types of frustrations. I would have returned it lickety-split if I were you.
  10. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Nothing on Macs just vanishes. You must have clicked and dragged it onto the desktop which is the same as deleting the shortcut. Just drag it back. My dad does this all the time.
  11. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    ok , lets say this is the problem , where would/do i drag it back from ?
  12. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    Go into your applications folder (or any folder for that matter) and drag whatever you want onto your dock.

    Here is your visual:

  13. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    oooookay , but when i try to do this it begins to form the puff of smoke that they make when they're dragged off the dock...
    it doesn't matter what location in any op i try this from , it wants to go poof!...
    believe me when i say if i could return it i would , but its been over 30 days and bestbuy gets real hinkey about it after 14 days...
    i'm completely burned out at this point , even if i could return it , what is out there thats any good ?
    i hear sony viao getting some good press , but that means w7 with its huge rash of bugs that people are tearing their hair out over...
  14. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    You really should schedule an hour training session with a Genius. I am certain that would solve all your Mac problems. I think it would be well worth your time, rather than wasting time becoming frustrated with not knowing how things work on your Mac.
  15. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    the nearest one is a 6 hr round trip , doesn't seem practical...
  16. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Open your Applications Folder. Find the application you want to move to the dock, and drag it down to the dock. That's it.

    There are hundreds of videos on youtube, let alone apple.com that show you how to do things like this.

    Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inf3HBN8N58

    Also, if you can't figure that out, then just start an application, and when it's running, it will appear in the dock, right click it, click options, click keep in dock.
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Hahaha, the fact that you practically beg is the best part :p
  18. 124c41 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    0k no problem , but the entire applications FOLDER was on the dock and vanished...
    i can get to it thru finder , but i would like the entire folder back on the dock as it was...
  19. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Mac OS X v10.6: Mac 101 - The Dock, Dock Exposé, and Stacks

    Ok? Just read it, do it, then stop complaining about every single problem you come across, you know most people don't just come on a forum and complain vigorously, some just figure out what went wrong and fix it... You should try it, please.
  20. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    Just do the following:

    1. Click on "Finder" (looks like two little square guys kissing each other, and the left of the Dock)

    2. Now, look at the left side of the Finder's window, under "Places," and click on "Applications"

    2. In the Applications window (or folder), you will see all the applications you dragged to the desktop and deleted by accident. From this window, drag each of the applications that you lost, to the Dock.

    Whenever you drag an application from the Applications folder to the Dock, all you are doing is creating an "alias" of the application. The Applications folder itself does not have to be in the Dock.
  21. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    So JUST the folder "Applications" is gone from the dock?

    well click on your desktop (or the Finder Icon in the dock), open a new Finder Window (Command N), click on your username in the side bar.
    You should see a window with a bunch of folders; including the Applications folder. Click on that and drag it into the dock.

  22. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    The actual Applications folder is inside the Macintosh HD or your Home Folder. For the Macintosh HD Open Finder-go to the Sidebar, up top, under Devices is the Macintosh HD icon or whatever it's named. It resembles an aluminum hard drive icon. Click on it and the Applications folder will be inside, just drag the whole folder to the Dock. Understand that you can only drag Stacks Folders to the Dock on the far right side past the separator. From there you're set. You can right click or Control click on the Applications folder in the Dock and change your view preferences.
  23. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    Remember, folders and files go on the right of the dotted line, Applications go on the left.

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