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Greater customization of finder toolbars System
After some frustration and concern about the small choice of folders that I could have in my finder toolbar, I eventually tried what should have been obvious. Yes, for those of us who hadn't worked this out (and I know I'm not the only one) you can just drag any folder, file or application into the finder toolbar.

You can even use this in a rather tricky manner and remove the home button from the toolbar and then drag your own home folder in, giving the button the (possibly customized) icon of your own home folder. The same goes for many of the other buttons (including using the sherlock app instead of the find button).

Read the rest of this article if you'd like to know more about customizing the customizable toolbar!

This flexibility is very useful as it allows you to put finder related items in finder windows and saves valuable dock real estate. It does however make you wonder why most of the ready-made toolbar folders exist.

The only really useful one is the computer button which seems to be the only way to get to this elusive directory. Does anyone know whether there is some way of aliasing this computer thingy in which your volumes reside? It doesn't seem to have any 'physical' location.

Finally, you can edit the basic toolbar icons. They live in /System/Library/CoreServices/

They are in .icns format which can be edited using the developer application - IconComposer - although it is not very nice and requires that you import the icons from 32-bit tiff files.

happy editing,
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Authored by: Luna_Sea on Apr 06, '01 12:24:52AM

Has anybody found a way to move the Computer Icon to the Dock?
I tried to use a script to make it open but when I run the script it can't find the folder.

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Authored by: johram on Aug 31, '04 03:54:25PM

I also want to be able to have "my computer" in my dock.

if i had this i could have a much cleaner desktop.

Send your windows friends over to

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