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I created a folder by dropping one icon on top of another.

Now I want to rename that folder, since the default name, "Utility" isn't the one I want.

According to all advice I find on the internet, I should open the folder and then double-click the title in order to rename it.

But, when I double-click the title, nothing is happening. Is there a lock somewhere I have to turn off?

This is what I tried:

  • Double-Clicking
  • Right-Clicking
  • Ctrl-Clicking
  • Option-Clicking
  • Command-Clicking

What else?

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Once the folder created (with the name Utility) you click (once) on the folder to open it, once opened the name of the folder appears in bold + the different apps inside that folder.

To change the name, click on the name (shown inside the folder) to change it.

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    I thought I made that clear in the question - it doesn't work. I've tried that. – Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen Jul 20 '11 at 18:24
  • I have lion as well, and i just clicked (not double clicked) and it worked fine. I doubt the made different versions of it. – noktec Jul 20 '11 at 18:26
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    There seems to be a bug in this function. See my own answer. – Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen Jul 20 '11 at 18:28
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    Just as a point of reference, noktecs solution worked for me with no changes needed after the upgrade from Snow Leopard. Remember, don't double-click the name when opening the folder -- only single click on the name. – Joel Marcey Jul 21 '11 at 4:01
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Ok, I did a google search and came across a page where others are having the same problem.

The reply by etresoft - https://discussions.apple.com/message/15661045#15661045 - basically says to kill the Dock application and it should restart automatically, and then it should work.

I did that, started Activity Monitor, found Dock, and force-quit it, it started right up again, and afterwards renaming worked as expected.

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