OS X :: Shortcut To Home Folder On Desktop?

Feb 23, 2008

Does anyone know how to add a shortcut to my home folder to my desktop? I searched the forums but didn't find the answer.

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OS X :: Add Home Server Desktop Shortcut?

Jan 31, 2010

How do I add (Mount?) my home server's hard drive on to my mac's desktop, just as is my Mac HD?

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Software :: My Home Folder And Desktop Are Different?

May 14, 2010

My home folder and desktop are different than before. I closed my macbook for the night to put it to sleep and i heard it reboot. I logged in as normal in the morning but my desktop was different and none of my pictures from iphoto or music from itunes was there, in fact it was as if i had never used the programs. I can find the my profile in the user section and all my stuff is in there but the computer wont load it and when i go to user permissions it says i dont have rights to modify the folder. I tried to rename the folder the original name i used but it wont let me rename it, in fact the computer thinks my profile is a drive and asks me if i want to eject it. I changed the name in april but this is mid may and its rebooted tons of times with the new name. how do i get it to boot to my correct user?

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OS X :: Favorites Folder - Copy Of Whole Folder Instead Working As Shortcut

Sep 7, 2010

Because of problems accessing our network using Snow Leopard, I've started using the 'Favorites' folder as a 'shortcut' to our networked drives. It works fine and is very useful. A colleague has asked me to set the same facility up on his computer. When I dragged 'Favorites' from his 'Libary' folder to the sidebar, it appeared there with a heart icon. 'Sweet!' we thought. However, we then found that when we dragged one of the folders which he wanted to have in his favorites over to the sidebar, the O.S. proceeded to make a copy of the whole folder contents - instead of it working as a shortcut. What are we doing wrong?

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OS X :: Firefox Keyboard Shortcut Without Home Button

Nov 23, 2008

I want to use multiclucth to make a gesture so I can go back to my home page. But I don't have the home key in this macbook pro's keyboard. I believe the shortcut is opt+home. But what should I do with this keyboard that has no the home button?

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OS X Mountain Lion :: How To Create Application Folder In Home Folder

Aug 29, 2014

I'm using MacBook Pro Early 2011 model with Mountain Lion (10.8.5).

I recently noticed that there was an application folder in my home folder (the folder with your username), but that application folder had been empty. I remember I used to be able to access to my applications from that folder, but not anymore. 

Since the folder was empty, I deleted it before doing further research. 

After deleting the empty application folder from the home folder, I looked up and some said the application folder in the home folder and the application folder in Macintosh HD are two different folders. I don't know what it means, but I would like to have an application folder with applications in my home folder. Is this possible? or should I just make an Alias folder and put it in my home folder?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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OS X :: Home Folder Short Name Change Still Not Advisable - Nothing In Folder?

Apr 2, 2009

I know the Home Folder short name changing issue has been discussed already on here, and most people seem to advise either against it or to backup before proceeding. I just obtained my first MacBook Pro second hand, and it still has the previous owner's Home Folder and Short Name, even though he has deleted all his files from it, and there's only pretty much standard folders within it (Library, Applications), but nothing in them. I've been saving my own stuff elsewhere in another folder I created on the Mac HD drive. Is it fairly safe then to change his name over to my own following the steps on the Apple website, or would his home still be attached to certain important components? I'd rather not create a brand new account where I have to fiddle with settings again for everything, though I'm not sure if I may have to do that anyway. I'm using Leopard, by the way. The login he passed on at start-up still says administrator as a user name, though, not his shortname. Will that change also?

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OS X :: Hidden Home Folder - Cannot See The Folder Via Finder From Any Other Account

Mar 12, 2010

Anyway, one of my home folders for a user account has gone missing. when you are logged into the account it belongs to you can navigate to it via finder. However you cannot see the folder via finder from any other account. This account is NOT an admin. I had this problem when I was running tiger and it still remains now that I have leopard. 2Ghz INtel core 2 duo Aluminum iMac.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Access The Library Folder In The Home Folder?

Jun 9, 2012

It appears that the Library folder that is in the Home Folder (e.g./Users/Home/Liberary)has been made invisible in OS 10.7.x. However I have seen it because after converting samples Logic showed me the folder and its contents. I would very much like to move the samples from their present location in this folder on the startup disk to the EXS 24 samples folder  on the external RAID array that is dedicated to this purpose - - but I don't know how to make the Library folder visible.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 24GB RAM/MOTU 2408 mk3 audio interface

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OS X Mavericks :: Home Folder Not Visible In Users Folder

Sep 5, 2014

My home folder appears to have gone missing from the Users folder in finder. See screenshot - I can see the test account I created and the shared folder but not my home folder.  

I can still access my home folder via the sidebar but this causes problems with some software not being able to see my home folder in their browsers (Nikon Capture NX2 being an example). 

OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Intel Mac :: Put A Shortcut On Desktop?

May 6, 2012

how do i put a desktop icon shortcut on my iMac?

iMac, iOS 5.1

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OS X :: Applications Folder Restore In Home Folder

May 17, 2010

Can anyone tell me how to make the applications folder reappear in my home folder without it looking like an alias? My steam install somehow messed it up so I had to delete it, and now I am trying to figure out how to get it back.

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IMac :: Make Shortcut To HD On Desktop?

Aug 26, 2010

There isn't an Alias option when I right click on the HD under Devices.

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OS X :: Show Desktop Shortcut Icon?

Sep 8, 2008

Is there a show desktop shortcut icon that can be put in the menu bar or even a short key that can quickly minimize all open windows?

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OS X :: Desktop Icon Shortcut Format

Apr 12, 2009

How do I create an icon shortcut that is not saved as a Web Archive? Most of my shortcut icons are not current when I click on them. I have to reload to get the current webpage. BTW, all my shortcuts are in a folder on my Dock.

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OS X :: How Can I Create A Shortcut To A Folder?

Mar 11, 2009

How can I create a shortcut to a folder?

And also, how do I create a shortcut to open an application?

The Keyboard Shortcuts in the Preferences is for creating Menu Bar shortcuts!!!

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OS X :: Shortcut For Opening A Folder?

Mar 5, 2010

I cant seem to find the shortcut for opening a folder

for example Highlight Downloads (on windows you press "Return")

what is the OSX version of this?

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OS X :: Shortcut To Network Server On Desktop At All Times?

Oct 9, 2009

I have a NAS server, when i want to use it, i have to go to the network list in the finder, then click the server to list its volumes. My question is, how do i make a shortcut to that server on my desktop? It seems it is not possible in the finder, but i am open to a terminal hack if necessary.

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IMac :: Changing Desktop Shortcut To Another Function Key

Jun 4, 2010

I know the 'show desktop' shortcut is F11 (which means pressing two keys to show this fn+F11). Can I change this shortcut to F13? so i can just press one key to bring up the desktop?

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OS9/OS8/System 7 :: How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To An Application In Mac OS 9

May 18, 2012

For example I have installed the original command and conquer (Blast from the past!) how do I get the application icon to the desktop as a 'shortcut'?

iMac, Mac OS 9.1.x

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OS X :: How To Rename File / Folder Shortcut

Nov 20, 2006

is there a better way of renaming a file / folder than clicking to select the icon, waiting a couple of seconds, then clicking again on the name (and waiting a tick) to edit the fil name? like a keyboard shortcut im not aware of, im a seasoned mac user but need enlightening,

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcut That Will Minimize All Windows And Just Show Desktop?

Mar 24, 2007

Is there a keyboard shortcut that will minimise all windows and just show the desktop? Kind of like the 'Show Desktop' button in windows xp. (sorry I'm about to switch to mac this coming week so expect some questions like this over the next couple of weeks).

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OS X :: Make Shortcut On Desktop (document - Xcode Project)

Jul 27, 2009

I am used to XP's shortcuts where I can put a link to anything on the desktop. I have not been able to find this for OSX. Here are some examples of shortcuts I would like to create:

1. A shortcut to a document
2. A shortcut to an Xcode project
3. A shortcut to a folder
4. A shortcut to a web page

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OS X :: Make A Desktop Shortcut Out Of A File Server Location?

Jul 27, 2009

How do I put an icon on my desktop that will go to when I double click it?

This would be like the "Create Shortcut" in Windows...

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OS X :: How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To Double Click & Sleep

Aug 10, 2009

There's something like that in windows where you can actually have the shutdown/logoff/sleep buttons on the desktop as shortcuts...

Is there a way to create a desktop icon to make my mac sleep?

I know the keyboard shortcut but I'd prefer to click... and yeah going to the top-left corner and click on the apple button and go down to sleep is not quick

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Mac Mini :: Change The Icon Of Internet Shortcut On The Desktop?

May 12, 2012

i have some internet shortcuts on my desktop, now i want to change the icons, like the shortcuts on my ipad/iphone.

they have all the safari icon. i built some new ones with the icon composer, but information, copy, paste doesn´t work...

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OS X :: Shortcut For Applications Folder Inside My Main Applications Folder?

Oct 23, 2009

I'm not sure how it happened, but I am seeing a shortcut for my Applications folder INSIDE my main ("normal") Applications folder. Should I delete it? What causes this to happen?

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OS X :: SL - Moving Some Folder In The Home Folder?

Dec 21, 2010

i would like to move some of the media folders in the home folder to another partition, for example the Movies, Pictures, Music, maybe even Documents and also keep the folder icons.Just recreating them in the other partition I lose the folder icons/designs so is there a good way to do this?I have already recreated a downloads folder and pointed all relevant programs to download anything into that folder/partition but I dont have the nifty icon...I cant delete any of the existing ones in the home folder even if I recreate them and I wonder what the repercussions are if I do it to my music folder i.e itunes etc

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Push Shortcut Desktop Via Profile Manager?

Feb 9, 2012

I've been looking around and I have yet to find an explanation or guide on how I could push shortcuts to websites and applications to the IOS/OSX Desktop or Dock via profile manager?I feel like the functionality is there, but I'm just missing something really obvious.

Info:Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Put A Shortcut On The Desktop For All Users No Matter Who Logs In?

May 16, 2012

I want to put a shortcut on the OSX desktop for all users no matter who logs in. How can I achieve that? I also wanted to associate a file so it opens a specific program - for all users again (rather than have to set it each time).

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