open application from desktop

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  1. jennialexander macrumors newbie

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    How do I open Adobe Photoshop CS4 from the desktop?
    I have tried dragging, copying and it always opens in applications. what am I doing wrong
    Jenni
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I don't understand the question. You want a desktop icon that you can double-click to open Photoshop? The best way to do this is to create an alias on your desktop, which you can do by command-option-dragging the application from your apps folder onto your desktop.
     
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  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Maybe he has the dock hidden? The dock isn't what the OP was asking about.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    The desktop is usually hidden behind windows too. I don't understand the benefit.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The point is that he wants to open Photoshop from the Desktop and not the Dock, which he probably has hidden to conserve screen space. Perfectly legitimate reason- the Dock popping in and out can be annoying, especially in graphic design when you might be trying to work on the edge of an image. Then again I don't know for sure nor do I really care.
     
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