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I'm on Mac OS X 10.7.5. In Finder windows, besides the sidebar, there is a sort of "upbar", right below the name of the folder you are viewing but before the colum/list/icon view of it, where you can put shortcuts to files. This is a screenshot of a typical window on my computer:
Edit - it's called the Toolbar, I've edited the Question title to make it easier for others to Google.
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As you can see, next to some buttons which include view controls there are 6 item buttons: a txt, a tex, a tex, a jpeg, a doc(x) and a tex. They all got there by accident and I can't find a way to get them away. How do I remove them?

marked as duplicate by Tetsujin, bmike osx Aug 10 '16 at 10:46

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I remember seeing that from time to time in the past. Just command click, hold, and drag them off.

They have removed that weird feature in Yosemite (and perhaps earlier.)

  • Just tested it. Command-click works. Will accept as soon as possible. – MickG Nov 7 '14 at 22:37

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