9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2014 1:06 AM by graven13
JeffNY Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

Just got my brand new 17" MacBook Pro a few days ago and I have been setting it up. This morning I downloaded Google Earth, and when I went to drag the application to my Applications folder somehow it got dropped on the Places menu side bar in a Finder window. How the heck do I remove it from there? I tried dragging it out of there but it jumps back there. I tried dragging it to the Trash, doesn't go in there. I went into Sidebar preferences, and see no way to delete it in there. How do I remove it?!

Thanks,
Jeff
  • macjack Level 9 (51,632 points)
    Command-drag it off.



    -mj
  • JeffNY Level 1 (0 points)
    Worked! Thank You sooooo much!

    Jeff
  • Deltafox Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much for that idea, fought with this issue for 2 hours and it immediately worked after clicking the Command key.
  • PAJohnsy Level 1 (5 points)
    Equally frustrated - I can see the rationale for Apple having introduced this as part of an upgrade, but when, in the past, I've been used to just dragging shortcuts off the "places" bar, to suddenly have it not work seems like a bug. Maybe it should pop a dialogue box (well not a dialogue box as this would look like crap on a mac OS) that asks if you're trying to remove it?
  • macjack Level 9 (51,632 points)
    PAJohnsy wrote:
    in the past, I've been used to just dragging shortcuts off the "places" bar, to suddenly have it not work seems like a bug. Maybe it should pop a dialogue box (well not a dialogue box as this would look like crap on a mac OS) that asks if you're trying to remove it?


    Agreed, Apple sprung that one on us. Use Apple Feedback or, file a an enhancement requeston the issue.

    However, it's interesting to note that a right click to a contextual menu has the option "remove from sidebar" also.



    -mj
  • dr.koo Level 1 (0 points)
    macjack wrote:
    PAJohnsy wrote:
    in the past, I've been used to just dragging shortcuts off the "places" bar, to suddenly have it not work seems like a bug. Maybe it should pop a dialogue box (well not a dialogue box as this would look like crap on a mac OS) that asks if you're trying to remove it?


    Agreed, Apple sprung that one on us. Use Apple Feedback or, file a an enhancement requeston the issue.

    However, it's interesting to note that a right click to a contextual menu has the option "remove from sidebar" also.



    -mj




    The contextual menu will not display "remove from sidebar" if the item refers to a disconnected network location. Command + drag off is then the only option.
  • HolisticHomemaker Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much! I couldn't figure it out... everything I read said it should just disappear...never thought of the command button.

  • ajmaar Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you to JeffNY for asking this question. I had the same issue when by accident I dragged some folders into the left area of the Finder and got dropped under Places. Using the Command+Drag worked like a charm! Thank you to macjack for such a great answer!!

  • graven13 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for bringing this issue up and for the answer to the problem! I have been struggling with this for months now and finally found this post which cleared up the mess. Thanks again!