Removing Items From The Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iShawna, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. iShawna macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hey my mac is acting really strange every time i download a file from the internet and put it on my dock its fine. But then when i Remove it from the dock and try opening up the application it says ex. "Skype is in the trash"
    could you guys help me fix it thanks
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Items in the dock are shortcuts. When you download an app, be it contained in a .zip or .dmg, move the app (not the .dmg) to your applications folder first, then drag it from there to the dock. You can then safely trash the .zip or .dmg file.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I think we need a bit more info:

    What kind of files are you downloading?

    What's in the Trash? (click on the Trash icon to open the folder)
  4. iShawna thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011

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