Dock Icons

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  1. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    Durring my time as a member/reader here at macrumors, i have noticed that there are some rather pointless threads on things like how many iTunes songs you have etc...
    well, here is another...
    How many items do you have in your Dock??
    (including the trash can)
    I have 54 which is wich takes the full screen with of my 15' iMac with it (the dock) on the smallest settng.... What about you??

    -aethier
     
  2. comrade macrumors regular

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  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >Durring my time as a member/reader here at macrumors, i have noticed that there are some rather pointless threads on things like how many iTunes songs you have etc... (aethier)

    Welcome to the club! :)

    When my computer first starts up, I have five things to the left, and six on the right side, for a total of 11 icons.

    Right now I have 15.

    Perhaps this article from AmbitiousLemon.com will enlighten the view of using the dock for anyone with "clutter" on their dock.
     
  4. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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  5. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    36 including Finder and Trash. Only two folders to the right of the divider.

    I like it. :)
     
  6. howard macrumors 68020

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    1. trash can
    2. a folder with all my apps...with an icon i change every once and awhile
    3. chimera
    4. entourage
    5. adium
    6. finder

    i like a clean dock and i love having that folder with all my other apps.
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Got what i think is the coolest arrangement i have seen, similar to howard's:

    1. finder
    2. camino
    3. mail
    4. iTunes
    5 Terminal
    6. Sherlock
    7. iChat
    8. ~/applications, a folder of arranged shortcuts to all my apps, like a folder with all the games, and one with graphics apps, and one with MS apps, and so on; this alleviates that need for a big dock. i can't stand those microscopic docks, lol.
    9. Trash

    the folder of shortcuts allows me to have a normal, unorganized folder with ALL my apps.
     
  8. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -All

    Here's mine.

    These icons, like Shadowfax, actually are representative of folders in which I have the alias' of the respective applications. I keep the folder that organizes these, the 'Dock Items' folder, in my User Library.

    As I made most of these icons to replace the folder icons (to keep my sanity), it's labeled for the purpose of this discussion.

    And yes magnification is active, and "Utilities" is up.
     

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  9. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    very impressive job on the icons and arrangement. i prefer consolidating them into one icon, but that looks really classy!
     
  10. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I have 14 full-time dock icons, including Finder and Trash.

    1. Finder
    2. EarthLink TotalAccess 2003
    3. iCal
    4. iChat
    5. iMovie
    6. iPhoto
    7. iSync
    8. iTunes
    9. Konfabulator
    10. Mail
    11. Microsoft Word
    12. Safari
    *DIVIDER*
    13. Home Folder
    14. Trash
     
  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    mostly custom icons so ishoudl explain.
    1. you know it
    2. Mail.app ~ Prickle
    3. iChat ~ Gumby
    4.Safari ~Pokey
    5. Itunes (Ooooh yeah)
    6, Camino
    7. Mr. Teeny's Folder A folder of my DOCK2
    8. the palce where files go after i don't like them nemore
     

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  12. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    the only thing i dislike about this is that it's not apparently thematic in any way. i like my icons to be at least somewhat symbolic of what they stand for, with the exception of my iChat icon, but i guess you get used to it.
     
  13. vniow macrumors G4

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    Kool-aid!!

    Rock it.

    Here's mine, buch of crap in there, most of which I use hardly never.[​IMG]
     

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  14. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    ms v, that's a freaking train wreck! how do you stand it?
     
  15. vniow macrumors G4

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    That's an excellent question, especially when all you got is an 800x600 screen....
     
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i was thinking that very same thing. you should get online so i can further bombard you with IMs and take up more of your screen real estate. I'll shock and awe that dock into shape yet!;)
     
  17. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    my theme is potential delegates for post war peace settlements after the iraq situations is settled. Can you think better minds ot negitiate peace?

    And i could only find these three gumby icons. Otherwise they would all be gumby.
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    does that mean that the koolaid dude gets to be kofi annan (1st name sp)?
     
  19. alset macrumors 65816

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    43. I never would have thought I had so many items if I hadn't stopped to count for this thread. This really opened my eyes. :)

    Dan
     
  20. DrGrip84 macrumors newbie

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    13, including Finder and Trash. I had close to 30, but I just recently dumped some...

    edit: whoops, posted twice :(
     
  21. DrGrip84 macrumors newbie

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    13. I was up to 30+, but just dumped some recently.

    1. Finder
    2. iCal
    3. iChat
    4. Mail
    5. Safari
    6. Direct Connect
    7. iTunes
    8. Watson
    9. Photoshop
    10. Dreamweaver
    11. EvoCam
    12. System Prefs
    13. Trash
     

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  22. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Shadowfax

    You're in High School?!? Good God [I feel old]. You're very well spoken and controlled in your messages, keep it up, very important later in life.

    Well, I appreciate the compliment.

    I have these and a bunch of others I've created. Most, I create using Electric Image Universe 5 (yeah, expensive hobbies :rolleyes: ) - it is difficult to discern from that screencap.

    Shadowfax, et al., you want 'em? Look up my profile and email me. The file I'll send you is about 1.6mb right now - more being added as I go...

    I just ask you give me credit, when credit is due if someone asks where you got 'em. :D
     
  23. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    that's a nice practical setup, and it's cool, but i wonder--do you need to have sys prefs there? i mean, you can get to it so easily by just clicking the apple button on the menu. but of course, if you like it there, you're more than welcome to keep it there ;)
     
  24. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Shadowfax
    do you need to have sys prefs there?

    Well hey, I do it too, call it old habit :)

    What're you doing up? We share the same time zone.

    Hey! What am I doing up?
     
  25. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    patrickobrien and kwyjibo- great icons

    p- i especially like the audio/video one and the etch a sketch. did you make those? any chance of sharing them? hehe

    k- where did you find the kool aid man??? i'd love to have it if you have a link, or could send the icon itself.
    let me know. thanks!
     

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