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    Question Mark (?) in finder window
    I just uninstalled the trial version of microsoft office from my Macbook (osx 10.4), and since I did that there has been a question mark next to the action icon in finder. When I click on it, it says, "The item cannot be found." Any ideas why it is there, or how to get it to go away? I haven't cleaned out my trash yet, so the files for the trial version are still on my comp.

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    Paul

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    I am not sure what the action icon is, but if the question mark is on the dock. Just drag it off and it will disappear.
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    A picture perhaps..? To better explain/show your situation..
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    Just right-click on it and select Remove Item.
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    I cant drag it off, and its not on the dock. How do I capture a screen shot? Ill pst a picture once i figure that out.

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    Cmd + Shift + 3 for the whole screen.

    Cmd + Shift + 4 to capture a section.

    Cmd + Shift + 4 and then hit Spacebar to grab a window shot.
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    Third times a charm..sorry guys
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    Right-click > Remove Item

    If that fails, then select "Customize Toolbar" and drag it off.

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    Thanks lifeisabeach, customizing the toolbar worked. I had to drag the default toolbar on.

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    I've got two of them in all of my finder windows. Internal, and 2 external hard drives. Anybody know what their purpose is, what they mean and how to get rid of them

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    What they most likely are, are aliases to apps which were dragged to the toolbar.
    If the original app was uninstalled, the icon changes to a question mark. Same thing happens to the dock.
    Just drag it off, or customize toolbar and remove it.
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    OS 10.4 - Question Mark (?) in finder window
    You (perhaps inadvertently) entered something in the search field in the right-hand corner of the window. And the item was not found. That is why the question mark is there (and the search field is not). Just command-drag the question mark from the window and - voila - it is gone for good.

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