Don’t like the way the Dock’s overly shy Applications folder likes to cover itself with the first application it can find?
Here’s a quick and easy solution that also works for the other “special” folders in your life, like Documents, Downloads, and Utilities.
First, here’s a look at the what the end result looks like:
Want to go on? Good.
Here are the steps you need to take for changing the Applications folder:
1) Using the Finder, locate the Applications folder located in the root directory of your hard drive.
2) Select it.
3) Do a Command-L to make an alias of the Applications folder.
4) Rename your alias to “!” (a single exclamation point) so that it sorts to the top.
5) Now drag your new alias INSIDE the Applications folder.
6) Open the Applications folder, and make sure the folder is arranged “By Name”.
That’s it. If the icon in your Docks folder doesn’t change right away, just click on it to fan it out, then close the fan.
And as I said, the same technique works for all of the other “special” folders like Documents, Downloads, and so on. Just make the alias, rename it, and put it inside.