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OS 10.5 - Making Application Aliases


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When I right-click on an app in the application folder, the "Make Alias" option is not there. It is there, however, for any other file in any other folder. Is there a way to make aliases for applications?

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Hmm, it's there for me. Have you tried Command + L or looking in the "File" menu?
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Yes, and neither works. The "Make Alias" option in the file menu is faded out and not an option. I don't understand why I can't make aliases of applications.

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Bump! (I still can't make application aliases.)

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Do you have permissions to modify the folder the application is in? (Look in the top-right or bottom-right corner of the window. If you see a struck-through pencil icon, then you can't modify that folder, and so you can't put an alias in that folder.)

If that's the case, you'll have to put the alias somewhere else. From the Help file:
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To create an alias for an item and relocate it in one step, hold down the Command and Option keys while you drag the item’s icon to another folder or to the desktop. Release the mouse button before releasing the Command and Option keys.
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Some sort of new 'feature' or something, but I've had the same problem. Maybe because I don't run my mac as an admin 99% of the time? If you hold Command/Apple and Option, then drag the app to a new folder, it creates an alias.

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Bump! (I still can't make application aliases.)
So are you a standard user or an admin user? - check Sys Prefs/accounts if you are not sure.
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