Add a QuickTime Icon to the Dock in Mac OS X Yosemite

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You are watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can create a dock shortcut for the QuickTime application on Mac OS X Yosemite.

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Steps

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    First, open the Finder.
    To do this, move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen, which is the default location for the Mac dock.
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    Scroll over to find the blue and white box with the smiley face.
    This is the default Finder icon.
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    Open with a single click, or press.
    We will be taken to the Finder window. As we can see now, we are currently in the Applications folder. This is listed at the top of the window. If we were in a different folder, we would need to navigate to the Applications folder. To do so, look on the left side of the Finder window, where there is a list of options. Find the "Applications" list.
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    Click "Applications" once.
    This will take us to the Applications folder.
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    Scroll down to find the QuickTime Player.
    The icon is a black letter "Q" filled in with bright blue.
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    Alternatively, click once in the search field in the top right of the Finder window.
    Type "quicktime". The results will show the QuickTime Player icon.
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    Click or press one time and hold down.
    This is a single click or tap, without lifting the finger once it is pressing down. Using a second finger, swipe downwards. If using the mouse, simply drag the mouse.
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    Move the icon all the way down to the dock.
    We have the option to drop the icon. Other icons will part to show where this icon would land. In this demonstration, we are dropping it between Google Chrome and Skype.
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    Let go once in the area we want to drop the icon.
    Now there is a QuickTime Player icon in our dock. In our demonstration, it appeared to actually move from the far right side of the dock, just to the left of the Trash, to its new location. However, that was not a permanent icon. Rather, it was an indication that the application was open. Now we have a permanent link on our dock to QuickTime. This will make it easier for us to record future tutorials, so that we can better help others. When finished, go back up to the Finder window, and in the top left corner, there is a red circle with a black "x".
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    Give a single click on the red circle, and this will close the Finder window.
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    This concludes our tutorial on adding a shortcut for QuickTime to the dock on your Mac running OS X Yosemite.
    If you have any additional questions, comments or suggestions, we encourage you to use the section below and let us know, so that a member of our staff can get back to you, and further help you.
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