5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2012 1:03 PM by nezzer
nezzer Level 1 Level 1

I have three Safari icons. Two in the dock and one on the desktop. How do I eliminate them?

One from the dock and the one on the desktop.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Reply by fane_j on Mar 3, 2012 7:19 PM Helpful
nezzer wrote: the desktop item will not delete or "move to trash"In Finder, select the item. Choose File > Get Info (or do ⌘I). Look under General > Kind. Does it read "Alias" or does it read "Application (Intel)"? If the latter, then it is likely that you're not allowed to delete because it's actually open. Quit Safari. Check if there is an item called Safari in your </Applications> folder. (In Finder, you can get directly to the Applications folder using ⇧⌘A -- that's Shift-Command-A.) Check if it's an application. If it is, then you have an unneeded copy of Safari. You can delete the one on your Desktop. If there isn't, them move the one on the Desktop to the Applications folder -- that's where it belongs. If you're new to the Mac, consult Mac 101<http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/> If you're coming in from the Dark Side, consult Switch 101: On Windows, I used to...<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2514>

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  • dan1heman10 Level 1 Level 1

    You should just be able to right-click on the icon on the dock and go to Options--> Remove from Dock...and that would leave you with one on the dock. The one on the desktop you can just right-click on it and click delete. It's just removing that certian shortcut.

  • Zyriab Level 4 Level 4

    Are you sure the one on the desktop is a shortcut and not the actual application moved from the Applications folder?  If so, then just drag it to the trash.  As for the extraneous icon in the dock, simply drag it upwards off the dock.

  • nezzer Level 1 Level 1

    I did manage to get rid of one dock icon right after I posted. However the desktop item will not delete or "move to trash" because it keeps telling me it's open when there'sno indication safari is open.

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4

    nezzer wrote:

     

    the desktop item will not delete or "move to trash"

    In Finder, select the item. Choose File > Get Info (or do ⌘I). Look under General > Kind. Does it read "Alias" or does it read "Application (Intel)"?

     

    If the latter, then it is likely that you're not allowed to delete because it's actually open. Quit Safari. Check if there is an item called Safari in your </Applications> folder. (In Finder, you can get directly to the Applications folder using ⇧⌘A -- that's Shift-Command-A.) Check if it's an application. If it is, then you have an unneeded copy of Safari. You can delete the one on your Desktop. If there isn't, them move the one on the Desktop to the Applications folder -- that's where it belongs.

     

    If you're new to the Mac, consult

     

    Mac 101

    <http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/>

     

    If you're coming in from the Dark Side, consult

     

    Switch 101: On Windows, I used to...

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2514>

  • nezzer Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks to all for your advice. Managed to get it to cooperate.