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    Hey is there a way to remove Finder from the Dock
    just wondering
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    There certainly is.

    The only way I know is to install PathFinder (Finder replacement), which has an option to remove Finder from the dock.

    So, I'm pretty sure it can be done via terminal by someone with more knowledge than me!

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    thnx alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by p3ezi(moto) View Post
    just wondering
    Me too. Why, that is. Why do you want to?

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    He probably is just customizing the cosmetics of the desktop and I'm sure he doesn't want the finder icon there. p.s. you can use any image you would like for the finder icon using candybar p3ezi. for example here is my dock. The finder icon is the apple on the left.

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    And all that does is substitute one Finder icon for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    And all that does is substitute one Finder icon for another.
    i agree...i want it off bc currently I notice that there are three ways for that finder to pop up...scroll right with the four finger deal...click on my HD or that dock space and that's to much...would love just one
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    Hide the icon on your desktop and don't use gestures. Do that and you only have one. To hide the icons on your Desktop, go to Finder > Preferences > General and uncheck what you don't want to show on your Desktop under "Show these items on the desktop".
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Hide the icon on your desktop and don't use gestures. Do that and you only have one. To hide the icons on your Desktop, go to Finder > Preferences > General and uncheck what you don't want to show on your Desktop under "Show these items on the desktop".
    i like the icons on my desktop icons..there is only 3...my dock would look so much better
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    You can change a plist file.

    Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/
    Backup DockMenus.plist
    Open DockMenus.plist in your favorite text editor with root access
    Find section finder-running and add new sub-section <dict> <key>command</key> <integer>1004</integer> <key>name</key> <string>REMOVE_FROM_DOCK</string> </dict>
    Open Terminal and run killall Dock.
    Right click on Finder icon in Dock - Bingo!


    p.s After Dock restart (manual relaunch or mac reboot) you need manually remove Finder icon from Dock

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