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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 03, 2009
    Icon stuck on finder window
    Machine: iMac (late 2006) 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Op Sys: OS X 10.6.3

    Hi all,

    I managed to accidentally get an Excel file icon stuck on my finder window right next to the cog wheel button.
    So any time I use a finder window the thing is stuck there staring at me.
    The annoying thing is I've tried everything I can think of but can't shift the bugger. It won't allow me to drag and drop it as it won't drag, it just opens the file in Excel.
    Any advice warmly welcome.
    I'll try and include a screen shot to illustrate my woe.

  2. #2

    Chef_eam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2009
    iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S
    Right click on an empty area of the toolbar and choose Customize Toolbar. You should then be able to drag the icon off the toolbar and see it disappear in a puff of smoke.

  3. #3

    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Or try Command-drag.
    Should "poof" it.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 03, 2009
    Thanks chaps, both methods worked and I'm extremely grateful to you.

    I also discovered a whole world of labour saving buttons on the customise toolbar option which I was completely ignorant of.


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Feb 28, 2012
    Just wanted to say thanks for the low down on how to get rid of those icons. I have had those on my mac for ever!!


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