Removing an icon from the dock

Rolomoto

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Mar 19, 2014
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I give up. It says to drag it until a puff of smoke appears. When I do that and let go it floats back to the dock. Apparently there is a "Remove from Dock" option if you right click but I don't have that. Under options there is "keep in dock" which has no effect whether checked or unchecked.
thanks
 

=E=

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You have to do all the above you have read about, but drag it WAY far than you'd maybe expect. Go upwards! And then you WILL see the poff! Let go and done!

Also, to see the "remove from dock" you have to click on "alternative" or something like that (mine is in swedish) and then you will see remove from dock option. when right clicking on the icon, in the dock.
 

Rolomoto

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Mar 19, 2014
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Thanks, I could get a couple to disappear but most won't e.g numbers, maps etc..
 

adnbek

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Oct 22, 2011
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There's also a small delay between when you pull the icon off the dock and when the puff cloud appears, to prevent accidental removals from the dock apparently.
 

ssls6

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Feb 7, 2013
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There's also a small delay between when you pull the icon off the dock and when the puff cloud appears, to prevent accidental removals from the dock apparently.
It's distance from dock not time from dock
 

adnbek

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It's distance from dock not time from dock
No it's both. Pull it up high as fast as you can and notice the cloud doesn't appear instantly. Also, to confirm this, pull it up as high as you can (fast) and let go quickly and it will still return to the dock.

There is both a distance threshold and slight time threshhold.
 

ssls6

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Feb 7, 2013
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No it's both. Pull it up high as fast as you can and notice the cloud doesn't appear instantly. Also, to confirm this, pull it up as high as you can (fast) and let go quickly and it will still return to the dock.

There is both a distance threshold and slight time threshhold.
cool, never noticed the correlation to time, only distance. I just tested it by holding the icon 2mm away and nothing happened…I waited a couple of minutes.