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How to quickly make desktop aliases from Dock apps in macOS

Apple has long provided the ability to create desktop aliases in macOS by Command-Option dragging. Here’s how to do it from the macOS Dock.

macOS Dock
macOS Dock

Given most macOS desktop items such as files, apps, disk volumes, and folders, Apple has long provided the ability to create desktop aliases of those items using the mouse and keyboard.

By holding down Command-Option on the Mac keyboard, then clicking and dragging a desktop item to another location on the desktop, you create an alias to the item or items dragged.

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