I'm trying to put a link to Outlook Express in my dock but can't see how it's done. When I right-click on the application icon in a finder window, "Make Alias" is not one of the options available, so I can't make a shortcut and then move it down to the dock. If I drag the application icon itself down towards the dock it simply makes another copy of the entire application on the desktop. For some reason I can get a "Make Alias" option from this version (why would the right-click options be different depending on whether the same icon was in a finder window or on the desktop???). And I can then move the alias icon into the dock. But when I then delete the unneeded copy of the application on the desktop, the alias no longer works because it was linking to that copy rather than the original. I'm sure this must be simple but can I find any information on the Help files...?
I'm running OSX 10.6.8, so no I don't have a launchpad icon in the dock.