Restore icons to dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ksfurber, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. ksfurber macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Somehow I keep knocking my Word icon off the dock and it goes "poof" and is gone. I have tried dragging the icon from the HD and from finder but to no avail. Si, I reinstall the program and it appears on the dock. Is there an easier way to do this? Or, is there a way to lock the icons on the dock so they cannot be moved?


  2. steeler macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Launch the program you want to appear on your dock. It should have a dock icon that appears on the far right of all your others, but to the left of the "line" where the trash can resides.

    After the app loads, click and hold while pointing at the icon, you should be able to drag it to the left and the existing dock icons will make space for it. Put the icon where you want it, release the mouse button and close the program (command-Q). Your icon should still appear in the dock.

    That's how I do it.
  3. a104375 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2007
    Matamoras, PA
    I believe that you may also be able to right click(Control- Click) on the app that you want to stay in the dock while it is open and select "Keep in Dock".
    I'll check my mac to make sure but I'm almost positive that you can do that.

    EDIT: Yes you can do that it should be the first thing on the menu when you right click

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