Do you have quicktime on your dock?

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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    Kindof a silly question, but I always notice Quicktime on people's docks... WHY?! I can't think of a single reason to open quicktime on its own. Sure, I use Quicktime often to view movies, but I always open the movie (which opens quicktime).

    In conclusion - what's the point of having quicktime on your dock?!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I used to remove it, but, now that I use it all of the time to record meetings at work, I put it back. Otherwise, yes, I'd agree that few people need it there.
     
  3. peterparker macrumors regular

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    Nope for me. For most it is probably just there because it is the default set of applications on the dock.
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I figure, but it drives me crazy that not everyone wants to economize their screen space. Maybe I just need to chill out.

    and btw, JSW - I had no idea that quicktime could record movies and audio! that's a pretty sweet feature, MacRumors teaches me something new every day...
     
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  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's a Pro option, but very, very handy. I'm now the semi-official meeting archivist at work. I have an iSight in the MBP, but keep a separate iSight and FW cable for use in meetings.
     
  7. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    i do have QT in my dock. quick conversions...and next to it is VLC in the case that a file does not like QT.:)
     
  8. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    it's a pretty blue icon.
     
  9. encro macrumors 6502

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    I don't put them in the dock, but I do put them at the top of finder windows (alongside Preview, VLC and flipformac). Just because its appropriate/quicker to drop on the right app needed at the time rather than clicking for the assigned file type.

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  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. Half the icons in my Dock are unused and half the apps I use are not dwelling within my Dock... I'm a sucker for a pretty screen.
     
  11. zorg macrumors regular

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    I have it on my dock because I like it. With all the video codecs I have for quicktime, I never will have to use VLC or mplayer again!
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Nope, as you can see, it is nowhere to be seen. If I ever play a movie which needs it, I just open the movie itself and let QT launch automatically. Otherwise, I never use it. I don't have QT Pro either.

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    I have it down there so that I can drop files onto it if I don't want to open them in VLC.
     
  14. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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  15. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes people host a Quicktime movie and don't let you download it. So if I want it, I look at the page's source, find the link to the .mov file. Then I open quicktime, press "control + U" and, paste the link in there. It opens it in a new screen, and I can save it.

    I know it's wrong to take videos people don't want me to have, but eh. They're not copyrighted, and I say they weren't really trying if it can be circumvented that easily. And if something has to download onto my computer...I consider it mine.
     
  16. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Thats the same with me. Also, as others have mentioned, its a pretty cool icon ;) :cool:.
     
  17. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I used to have them next to each other, but they got in too many fights, so I had to separate them with Preview.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    not for me

    i like my dock as simple as possible
     
  19. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    favorite icon is the Automator icon and i don't really know how to use automator. (except i did make one successful workflow!) (with 2 actions!)
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i don't.... i'm spoiled and use spotlight to find apps that aren't on my dock or i'm too lazy to move the mouse...i love command spacebar..
     
  21. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    This thread has inspired me to remove it. :)

    Here goes... *holds breath hoping something catastrophic doesn't happen*
     
  22. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    fights? is that possible? :confused:
     
  23. eXan macrumors 601

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    I have mine in the Dock, so I can drag & drop media files (like MP3s I dont want to copy to iTunes) to play. Some conversions also :)

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  24. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Mine's in there because I never quit it. I'm not sure if it would stay or go if I closed it. That way movies load pretty much instantaneously. Same thing with leaving iCal, Address Book, iTunes, Safari, MS Word, PS Elements, iPhoto... I just never quit them.
     
  25. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a

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    I do. Not exactly sure why but I used to use it to record some podcasts... but with iLife 06 not really necessary.
     

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