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Remove icons from the Dock in Mountain Lion
Authored by: Keir-thomas on Jul 25, '12 08:29:36AM

You need to drag the icon away from the Dock by quite a distance for this to work. Drag it out by only a few centimetres and the "poof" will never ever appear. THIS is what's been changed to stop people accidentally deleting Dock icons.

Drag the icon to the middle of the screen, for example, which is hard to do by accident, and the "poof" appears almost instantly.

With Finder, just hold down COMMAND after dragging the icon out of the sidebar to delete the icon. I think this was how it worked in Lion too but I might be wrong.

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Edited on Jul 25, '12 08:31:34AM by Keir-thomas

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Remove icons from the Dock in Mountain Lion
Authored by: Crazor on Jul 26, '12 02:55:45AM

You're right, the poof will not appear when you drag the icon out of the dock, but not far enough. But the hold-delay is there as well: try to yank an icon from out of the dock all across the screen to the other edge and release it immediately -- it will jump back to where it was.

Edited on Jul 26, '12 03:02:43AM by Crazor

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