MacOSX. Put an icon in the Dock that opens a webpage

Posted on 2007-09-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have a Mac OSX 10.4.1.

I want to put an icon in the dock, so that when I click it, it opens a webpage, for instnace "www.bcn.com".

To do so, I have tried the following:
I open Firefox,  I visit www.bcn.com, and I drag the icon at the left of the url to the desktop.
(I cannot drag it to the Dock)
Then, I drag the new file from the desktop to the dock.
This works: if I click that icon from the dock, it opens www.bcn.com

However, if I remove the file from the Desktop, then it stops working.

How can I have an icon in the dock, so that when I click it, it opens www.bcn.com?
(without having external files)

Many thanks,
Question by:dportabella
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DrNikon224 earned 2000 total points
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All items in the dock are simply links to other items. You can put your original file in an out of the way place, like ~/Library/Scripts or you could make a new folder 'Docks' in ~/Library.

Put the file in the out-of-the-way place, then drag it to the dock from there. You won't have it on your desktop, and it's accessible from your dock when you need it.

Not exactly what you're looking for, but it's the closest thing that's possible.

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