OT Help re Mac SideBar

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Sep 22 19:06:23 EDT 2011


Hi Joe,
Sorry this is still not working.  What version of OS X are you on?  I've
seen numerous references to using command-drag to get rid of these orphaned
sidebar icons so not sure why it's not working for you.  I just tried it on
my Mac and it worked fine ( OS X 10.6.8)

Just to be clear - position the mouse over the icon, hold down the command
key, hold down the mouse button, keep holding down the mouse button and the
command key while dragging the icon out of the sidebar.

Good luck!

Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at cox.net> wrote:

> Thanks Bob. You are so right, and I'm reluctant to move anything for fear
> of screwing up the natural order. I  did locate Finder's pList, finally, but
> my sidebar still has the item I'm trying to eliminate. It must be someplace.
> I'll diddle around a bit and maybe find the problem. It may have to do with
> back-ups in other places. Sometimes I can't get LC to play nice either.
> Everyone wants control of my computer!!!! Longing for the old and simpler
> days.
>
> Joe Lewis Wilkins
> Architect and Director of Product Development
> 760-738-1721
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> On Sep 22, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
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> > Joe, that is not where the file is. The ~ in the path I gave you means
> Current User's Profile Folder. So the path to the file is in
> ~/Library/Preferences. That is why I said to type in a terminal window:
> > cd ~/LibraryPreferences
> >
> > cd mean Change Directory.
> >
> > If you like, go to the Finder Menu and select Go To Folder... from the Go
> menu and in the dialog box type ~/Library/Preferences. You can just find and
> delete the file from there. Might be simpler for you.
> >
> > Nowadays it seems OS vendors want to hide the file system from the end
> user, with the result that the average user has absolutely no idea where
> things are.
> >
> > Bob
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> > On Sep 22, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
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> >> Terminal says it doesn't exist. I tried it a couple of times.
> >>
> >> Last login: Thu Sep 22 14:44:59 on ttys000
> >> ip98-176-89-163:~ joelewiswilkins$ open com.apple.sidebarlists.plist
> >> The file /Users/joelewiswilkins/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist does not
> exist.
> >> ip98-176-89-163:~ joelewiswilkins$ open com.apple.sidebarlists.plist
> >> The file /Users/joelewiswilkins/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist does not
> exist.
> >> ip98-176-89-163:~ joelewiswilkins$
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> >> Joe Lewis Wilkins
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> >> On Sep 22, 2011, at 2:58 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> >>
> >>> open com.apple.sidebarlists.plist
> >>
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