You need to click-on, hold, drag it to the dock, wait for a space to open up and then drop it onto your dock between the separator line and Trash in order for it to work as a Stack.
Have a look at > Mac Basics: The Dock
Thank you Den.thed, I am familiar with that. That's the problem. I cannot drop new icons into the doc. I tried it with programs and I cannot add them either. I know I have Admin priviledges because 1. Home Computer 2. No other User Accounts.
Is there a way to Lock the Dock? Could that have been turned on by the kids I wonder?
Kappy, thanks for the tip on Preferences for Dock items. Used that to tweak my Documents Stack. Now, how to get a Applications stack going...
No need to use terminal. I had the same problem. I couldn't drag the Applications icon/link/folder from the sidebar to the dock right next to the trash can.
Here how I did it.
1. Open a finder window (any folder will do)
2. Right click on the "Applications" link/icon and select "Open Enclosing Folder"
3. This opens another finder open which should show folder for Applications, Library, Developer, System etc.
4. Drag the Applications folder from this finder window (not sidebar) to the dock.
5. Do a happy dance,,,,,
BTW - i am running 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), not sure if this applies to other version of OS X.
Big Fruit is notorious about changing shortcuts/gestures/methods from one version to another.
They misunstood you. I had the same problem with you. What you really wannt to do is to put the Application back to the left side of the Dock.
Actually you all misunderstood the Icons in the left side of the Dock, the Application folder could not be put in the Dock. on the ocntrary, the Launchpad is the one you aim to.
Here you go:
• Navigate to Computer in Finder (Shift-Command-C)
• Open local hard drive (usually called "Macintosh HD" or computername)
• Open the Applications folder
• Locate Launchpad and drag it to the Dock
Enjoy to dance.