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    Simple (silly?) question about Application dock icon
    I've had a 2010 Macbook Pro for over a year. The Application folder icon on my dock is an actual blue folder with the Application watermark on it.

    I just bought and set up a 2011 iMac. The Application folder on this shows a brown book icon with an "a" on it.

    Why the difference, and can I make them the same?

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    That's not the Application folder icon, it's the icon for the "Address Book".

    OK, I just realized what's happening..... Right click on that icon and then select "Name", "Folder", "List", under the "Sort By" title. And you'll have your Application Folder back.

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    Actually, I think you want to select "Display as... Folder"

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    Yay! Thank you so much!

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    That works too but my method assures the sort is correct and displays as a clean list rather than all over the desktop in grid form.

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    Your method must be something new to Lion. I don't even have most of those options in Leopard.

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    Yeah, sorry... using Lion. I forgot that you're still using Leopard.

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    Nope, just upgraded to Lion (need to update my profile!)

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    That was to me. I'm still using Leopard.

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