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  1. #1
    Add URLs to Dock, how?
    Just got my new Mac Book Pro and trying to set it up. Cant figure out how to get around Safari to make Google my home page. Also can't seem to add Yahoo and Google to my dock. They are not in my apps, cant figure out how to make an alias, and cant drag anything. Suggestions?

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    Add URLs to Dock, how?
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    Have you gone through Safari's Preferences? To get there go to Safari in the top menu bar, then select Preferences.
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    Are google and yahoo in your screen? Just drag them down to the doc.


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    Wrong forum. This should be moved to the macOS forum.
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    @mort777

    Open Safari. Then go to Safari Preferences (either by clicking the Safari icon on top menu bar or using the keyboard shortcut Command + , (comma).

    Once in Safari Preferences, click on "General" and you will see this:

    S1.jpg

    Where you see "Homepage", either type in the URL of Google (Yellow arrow) or have Google already open in Safari and Click on "set to current page" (Red arrow)

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    In addition to what Ian suggested above (Post #5), you may also want to change the options for the options above the "Homepage" option? This will ensure new Safari windows and tabs will also open with your home page, if you select "Homepage" in the dropdown menu.
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    Add URLs to Dock, how?
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    Very good point, Bob. I forgot to highlight that. Thank you.

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    Add URLs to Dock, how?
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    I don't think there is an easy way to add Yahoo and Gogle to the Dock since these are websites and not applications. Give this a quick read and let us know if you have other questions.
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    Add URLs to Dock, how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I don't think there is an easy way to add Yahoo and Gogle to the Dock since these are websites and not applications. Give this a quick read and let us know if you have other questions.
    Ah but... yes there is.
    Follow these steps. Easy peasy...

    1. Open your favorite browser
    2. Type in Google.com (for example)
    3. Go to the site so it is displaying on your screen. Don’t go full screen for goodness sake, reduce that sucker.
    4. Click in the address bar so it highlights the entire url
    5. Click on that and hold it, and drag the entire url to the desktop
    6. It will produce a desktop clickable link to that site.
    7. If you want it in the dock, now drag that icon down to the dock and squeeze it in between the 35 other things you have there.

    Presto!



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    Add URLs to Dock, how?
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    Hopefully mort777 is checking this thread. Couple of very easy issues to fix...and all answers already provided by our experts in the thread!

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    @rachalmers Color me embarrassed. I should have remembered that. I've used that trick many times myself. I haven't used it in a while though.
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    5. Click on that and hold it, and drag the entire url to the desktop
    6. It will produce a desktop clickable link to that site.
    7. If you want it in the dock, now drag that icon down to the dock and squeeze it in between the 35 other things you have there.

    Gee, for a few seconds there I thought you were going to suggest dragging them to the Desktop and join the 100± others like I have THERE for some quick critical site accress.

    Yup. Guilty user here, but it works well and no, nothing slows down.


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    You could always put a "Folder" on the Dock and put all the links in that Folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    You could always put a "Folder" on the Dock and put all the links in that Folder?

    I've tried doing that over the years and have two left that I use in the Dock for some stuff, but using the Desktop method is much faster for the individual and seperate URL favicon links. Virtually instantaneous in fact.


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