Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks

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    Apple's Gold Master (Retail) version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has at least one visual tweak over the developer seeds. It appears Apple has listened to user feedback about the visual inconsistency with dock items appearing on a 3d shelf on the Left and Right side of the screen.


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    Apple has updated the Dock so that it has a 2-Dimensional appearance when it resides on the side of the screen. When residing on the bottom of the screen, the Dock retains the 3d shelf appearance.

    Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will officially launch on October 26th at 6 p.m. If you haven't already ordered online, MacRumors readers are organizing meetups in their local regions.

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    Awesome!!!! It's so good when Apple listen to us. Microsoft never listened to people like this (in my opinion).

    10.5 seems all the sweeter.

    And my first first post. :D
     
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    I love it when they listen to the users. That's who they develop for anyways.
     
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    That looks nice.

    It's nice when Apple listens.
     
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    To all the naysayers - here's your "top secret feature"

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    Sounds more like a glitch than a prophetic revolution in interface.
     
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    Wow, I actually kinda liked how it looked on the side--and that's where I use it :p honestly not a big deal for me, though (I can get used to this look as well)
     
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    ... but is it supposed to let you slide your apps underneath the dock like that?

    I can't do that when the dock is at the bottom of the screen...
     
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    I'm glad they did this, but did they add an option to the dock prefs to switch between the two looks? I think if people want to use the 3D on the side or the 2D on the bottom they should be able to choose to.
     
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    They should have this as an option for when the dock is in the default position - looks much better IMHO
     
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    Shame they didn't listen to the majority of users who keep the dock on the bottom and don't want it 3d.
     
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    Nice!

    Now if someone can hack it (haxie or otherwise) so that it can look like this on the bottom, I will be ecstatic. :p
     
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    I would LOVE to be able to have this look for the bottom, too. I really just don't like the fake 3Dness of the new dock, but the idea of using it on the side just to get this matte goodness (to which I seriously gave thought) makes me a little sick to the stomach. Side-docking always gives me the queasies :eek:
     
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    Since you can now "nudge" applications to other spaces, they had to make this possible.
     
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    I'm glad that they did this for people who use it on the side, but I love the dock hidden and at the bottom and I would've loved my dock to look like this. I hope it becomes a preference in the future.
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    i agree. now i just can't wait for leopard!
     
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    Now, if we just had "fan out" stacks even with the Dock on the side, I would run out of things to complain about. XD
     
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    Excellent Idea Apple!

    It is so cool when Apple listens.:)

    Can't wait for release!
     
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    Yay! no more being forced to keep the dock on the bottom on leopard!
     
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    That is excellent news! It looks a lot better.
     

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