Is it Possible? Applications Groups in Dock

Discussion in 'OS X' started by dr34mr, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Apr 4, 2007
    Sydney Australia
    Hey All,

    I have too many applications in my dock (something like 38 items) and i was wondering if it was possible to group applications in the dock? I guess kind of having a sub dock (One for Final Cut Studio, Creative Suite, & MS Office). I have a 24" Wide-screen monitor (1920x1200) and my dock is almost as wide maybe 1000px.

    I just want to know if its possible, not whether you think its a good idea

  2. macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    Yep, in Leopard your problems will be answered. :)
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    What you could do is group similar applications in folders, and then have the folder on the right of your dock, all you do is right-click then to see the contents and choose an app.

    There was a application I had that grouped applications in the central area of the dock, but I forget it's name, I'll try find it for you.

    Edit: Overflow
  4. macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    I'd personally just use Quicksilver to launch the applications I want. I find it a lot faster and convenient than having a large dock, but that's just personal preference.

    You could always give it a shot though. :D
  5. macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Just get a launcher to make life easier. Quicksilver, LaunchBar, Butler, Overflow, Trampoline are some examples.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    If you are not too keen on the ideas above (though I thoroughly recommend Quicksilver), you can use aliases.

    My friend does the following:

    Create a new folder called Application groups or a name of your choosing

    In this, create sub folders of your choice, such as Creative Suite, Office, Browsers...whatever.

    Right click on all of your Office apps and choose Create Alias. Drag all of these into the Office subfolder. Same for CS2/3 apps, browsers, games or whatever you actually want to group them as.

    Drag the Application Groups folder to the right side of the dock.

    Now, to get access to these sub groups, just right click that folder in the dock.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    ...Or you could wait a few months for Stacks in Leopard. :rolleyes:

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