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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:20 PM

Edit: Never mind. I used the File > Make alias and then dragged that to the dock rather than the Command+Option+drag icon and I've now got a blue folder on the dock. I'm guessing I wasn't holding one of the keys down or used the wrong key combination.

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I dragged the desktop icon to the dock from finder per another post. It doesn't, however, keep the same blue folder icon it does in finder. It's had about 3 different icons, depending on what's on the desktop at any time. Per my reading, you change an alias's icon on the dock by deleting the alias from the dock, changing its icon in finder and redragging. I've done that several times - well I didn't change the desktop's icon in finder. It's confusing to have the desktop alias wearing some other app's icon.

Any suggestions on how to fix it?

Edited by MaryBet82, 03 November 2010 - 12:31 PM.

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