IMac :: Lost My Apps Folder On Dock But Apps Are There?

Dec 18, 2009

I have a new 21.5" iMac and have been playing around with everything. When I started two weeks ago I had an Apps folder with the Apps logo on the dock to the right of the dotted separation. All the applications are there lined up with the first application showing but for my consternation I cannot put the Applications in there folder like it was when I started out two weeks ago. This is the Snow Leopard OS.

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OS X :: Can't Open Apps From Folder But Dock Apps Work?

Feb 21, 2009

I have no idea what happened. it was working fine last week, and then the other day I tried to open up iMovie and i get "The operation could not be completed / An unexpected error occurred (error code -10810)" This happens every time i try to open anything in my applications folder. the programs on my dock open up fine.

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Jun 8, 2009

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Yesterday I tried a Panorama feature in Photoshop Elements, and it was grayed out. So, I went to the Adobe PSE Forums and posted a message. A few very knowledgeable people answered, and we tried to troubleshoot the problem. We looked at permissions on the apps, and other stuff. At one point, I clicked on the app from within Finder, and it opened with the feature back where it belonged. I then went to the folder and by accessing there, it was gone. I'm not sure in which order this happened, but I did get a message that the app had been moved from its original location and needed to update itself. When I reported this to the export I was admonished that you can't add an app to a folder, you need to make an alias.

I trashed the folder and tried to redo it, but I recreated the same problem. So, I instead opened the applications from Finder and kept them pinned to the dock. They now work, but they clutter up the Dock. What surprised me was that in the Dock tutorials I saw on the Apple site and the other Dock related stuff I read elsewhere, it seemed as if simply dragging apps to the dock or folders on the dock was the correct procedure. If I did not do it right, what steps would I need to go through to create a folder on the Dock with related apps?

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Just after the installation, I noticed that every single folder or program that depends on "Apple", stopped working. 

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Feb 11, 2010

I accidentally dropped my "Applications Folder" off my Dock when I first got my Mac and it disappeared. When I put it back by dragging the applications folder onto the Dock, instead of assuming the Applications Folder logo, it took on the logo of the first application in my Applications Folder: the Address book. Now, my desktop permanantly has the picture of the Address Book instead of the picture of the Applications Folder.

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Mar 31, 2009

Today the OS X dock on my late '08 MacBook Pro 15" stop working like normal. It used to be, when an App was open, the icon would appear in the dock with a sort of highlight.

Now, the apps run fine but no longer appear in the dock. If I minimize it, it does show as a running app in the left hand side, but that isn't what I want it to do. Is there a quick way to get it to work again?

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Feb 5, 2012

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OS X :: To Prevent Apps In The Dock

May 25, 2009

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Sep 25, 2009

Instead of opening the hard drive then clicking on the applications on the sidebar I would like to have that accessible right from my dock.

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OS X :: Non-minimized Apps To Dock?

Dec 12, 2009

I'm a long time windows and linux user, just starting with Tiger. My most common frustration so far is that in Windows and Linux, I can have multiple windows open and non-minimized, and can easily switch between them via the task bar. I don't see a similar functionality in os-x. It appears to me that the only items that show on the dock are ones that I've minimized. If an app is open, but 'behind' another in Tiger, it appears I have to use Expose' to find it. In the other two OSes, I can just single click on the item in the status bar. Is there a way to single click to an open app that does not have the focus? This is pretty big...I always have lots of things running, and the task bar is a ONE CLICK way to switch.

Expose' seems to be a minimum of a two click way, and a pretty clunky way.

I'd love someone to explain what I'm sure is a simple way to have the same simplicity in os-x.

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Mar 26, 2012

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Aug 7, 2009

When I launch an app or open a window they appear next to the Dock wasting precious screen space. I can of course move them manually under the Dock to get the space back but I'm searching a way to tell the dock to always be on top of everything instead of moving it away.
I already searched Google and used numerous Apps like "Docker" and "Secrets"- without sucess.

Especially on my mothers small 17incher with 1024x768px resolution and only a couple of things in the Dock, the Dock is stealing like 20 Percent of real estate.

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Sep 7, 2009

I have a problem with my MacBook with applications 'bouncing' in the dock and not opening. I took the macbook into the genius store and they said it wasn't a permissions issue they thought it was some 3rd party programme I have loaded.

I have loaded Snow Leopard onto both my iMac and Macbook, the same apps work fine on the iMac but on my MacBook i am having to reinstall nearly all my apps to get them to work.The problem started a few weeks ago with leopard and I was hoping that with Snow Leopard it would sort it but as I used Time Machine to import all my data after upgrading I seem to have brought the problem into Snow Leopard.

The only thing I have done around the time this started happening that I can think of is that I downloaded one of those programmes that help free up space on the mac by deleting all unnecessary languages (I just need British English) . could taking languages off interfere with so many apps?

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Apr 17, 2012

I can't remove apps from the dock nor can i add apps to it .

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May 2, 2012

My friend's MBP was doing this recently, and asked me if I had a solution - to which I did not, and now my MBA is doing this: 

On the left side of my dock, I have all the applications I frequently use, Finder, Browser, Mail, etc etc.  And on the right side of my dock, ive put a few folders for my documents, applications, and downloaded items, for quick access to them. 

My other applications, when openned from the Applications folder on the right side of the dock, would usually pop a little icon down on the left side of the dock, indicating that particular application was currently running, and where you could click on it - view files currently openned, that sort of thing.  And now - That no longer happens?  When the app is openned, it no longer puts an icon on the left side.  Theres no presence that the app is currenly running.  If i have several apps running at once maximized, I can no longer Tab between them back and forth, or click between them on the dock.  And when I minimize the app It no longer receides into its icon on the left (because the icon doesnt appear there anymore), but now minimizes to the right hand side of the dock. 

I don't know what has changed, or happenned, and I doubt it's something I did - because I rarely mess around with the settings on this thing.  It operates perfectly otherwise.   

MacBook Air

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Aug 11, 2010

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Oct 22, 2010

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Apr 12, 2010

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Feb 6, 2008

My problem began when I was using Skype on my PowerBook G4 Intel, running on Tiger. First my profile photo and mood message disappeared, and I was appearing to my friend as "offline". I quitted out and then logged back in, but the information had already been lost. So I thought I'd Restart my computer.

After logging in, I noticed that all of my installed applications had disappeared from my dock, and it looks as though the dock went back to default settings.

1) Is it simply a matter of creating new icons in the dock? Or is this a symptom of a deeper problem?

2) I don't have my OS X install disk with me, because I left it in Thailand, where I'd purchased my computer, but I do have a friend with a MacBook Pro. Can I run Disk Utility to try and repair the disk from my friend's laptop?

3) Could this problem have been caused by Skype? By the way, Skype was set to NOT automatically open at my User Log-In, but for some reason, after I restarted my computer, it's been launching after I Log-In.

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Feb 9, 2012

I have just updated to OS X10.7.3 and now each time I start up the following apps have been added to the Dock: 

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I don't want them in the Dock and have to delete them every time I start or restart my iMac. I have checked in Prefs and they are not listed under startup so I am at a loss as how to stop them auto loading onto the Dock. 

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Apr 4, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Stop Dock From Rearranging The Apps By Itself?

May 3, 2012

I just received my iMac from FedEx today and got it all set up, but whenever I try to rearrange the icons on my dock, about 5-10 seconds later they just rearrange themselves randomly or sometimes go back to their previous location before I moved them myself. 

I never had these problems with Snow Leopard on my last mac I found a suggestion to go to ~Library/Preferences and delete '' but I couldn't find it in that folder or anywhere on my local HD for that matter.

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