SL is retarded when it comes to folders and icons

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  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    After happily using Tiger for years, I finally switched to SL with the purchase of a new 27 iMac. And I hate SL already. I accidentally removed the applications folder from the dock, and when I tried to get it back, it only comes on with the address book icon. Try this to see how retarded SL is: open the applications folder in finder, and drag it to the dock - when you release the mouse, it magically transforms the icon on the dock to an address book icon - why? WTF knows. It's retarded. Really, I've only spent a few hours on SL and I find it so chock full of bugs I wish I could go back to Tiger. How the f*** do I get the applications folder back on the dock with the right icon??
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    It is called stack view. The icons are stacked and since the Address Book comes first, it is on top. Don't freak out, there is an option by control clicking the icon in the dock. See attached.
     

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  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Right (control) click on the folder in the dock.

    Change "Display As" to "Folder".

    Otherwise, it is a stack - which means the icon will reflect what is inside the folder.
     
  4. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, OK. I see - well, it's me who is retarded.
     
  5. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    when yu say address book icon do you mean the apps icon?

    if you rightclick im sure there a option to show no icon view.

    however it worked fine for me when i did it. :confused:
     
  6. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    No biggie. There are quite a few changes from Tiger to Snow Leopard. It will take time to sift through them all.
     
  7. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you everybody who answered. I will try to enroll in grammar school again.
     
  8. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    On another note - I'm loving the heck out of the magic mouse... I do miss the expose and dashboard buttons I used to use on the mighty mouse, but otherwise this thing is smoooooth :D:D:D!
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You can set hot corners for Expose.
     

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  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    No, it's really the Address Book icon. Right click on any stack and change the Display mode. It will then show the first icon in that folder in the Dock.
     

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