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Remove an item from the Dock

If you find you never use certain applications whose icons are in your Dock, you can remove the icons. Don't worry—you won't destroy the original files! All you remove is a picture—you can't hurt the original application, folder, file, web site, or anything else.

You cannot remove the Finder icon, Dashboard icon, or the Trash basket, though.

  1. To remove an item from the Dock, press on it with the mouse button.
  2. Without letting go of the mouse button, drag the icon off the top of the Dock and drop it anywhere on the Desktop. A cute little “poof” will appear.


To put an item back into the Dock or to put a new item in the D0ck, see the following page.

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