4068 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2010 8:32 AM by den.thed
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Your post is a little confusing as I'm not clear what you mean by a nav bar? If you are referring to the Dock then the white dot does mean an application is running and yes it's 100% OK for it to be running. That is the whole idea of any Windows operating system having the ability to have multiple app's running simultaneously.
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Yes, the white dot indicates that the Application is open.
To retain any Application on the Dock +(Navigation Bar)+ control (right) click on it and in Options select Keep in Dock. Now then when you Quit the Application, the short cut icon should remain on the Dock for the next time you want to open it.
Also see Mac 101 The Dock > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2474