multiple docks?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by gandalf55, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    im an interactive designer - i use a ton of apps. what i am after is the ability to switch between docks... as i am running at 1600x1200 now and my dock icons are the smallest they can be and it spans the whole bottom.

    it would be nice to have something beside the finder icon... a context menu spawning thing which allowed you to create a new dock, or switch to another dock. when switching to another dock, the present one will sink and the selected on rise up. perhaps color coding these would be a neat trick as well.

    is there something out there that does just this?

  2. beez7777 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    why dont you just put ur app folder in the dock. control clicking it will allow you to view and open any app inside the folder. i havent heard of anything that allows you to have more than one dock
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I'm sure there is a devolper out there that coded it to work like that.
    If not you need serious code. :D
  4. Fezwick macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    Rhode Island
    You can check out this program called Dock Switcher here.
    It allows you to create and save multiple dock settings. Not exactly sure if this is what you are looking for, but i would give it a go.
  5. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Try using DragThing. It can be made to look like the Dock pretty much but it has tabs to switch between sections of the dock. About the only thing it doesn't do is magnify icons as you move over them, which slows down the computer anyways. I'll attach a picture of my setup.
  6. Kethoticus macrumors 6502


    multiple docks

    Try "Dockfun!" at US$10. A little buggy sometimes, but it provides up to ten customized docks which you can name.
  7. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    I have a question too...

    This is a screenshot of a user posted at, and, as you can see, he has a double dock... how did he do that!?? I tried looking all over versiontracker, no luck... any ideas?


  8. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    As far as I can tell, h3e has three docks, one in the lower left too, some kind of menu with the finder icon across the top, and a little menubar weather report.

    Maybe the people at Icon factory can reach him and ask?
  9. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Re: I have a question too...

    I'd also like to know how that is done. I love the double dock on the left side, very cool.

    Also how did he change the backgrounds in his finder windows. Is that a preference that i've overlooked.
  10. Taft macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
  11. Fezwick macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    Rhode Island
    Re: Re: I have a question too...

    Yeah its a preference. Its in view options, but you can only put a background picture if you are in icon view.
  12. GrizzlyHippo macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    on the sofa
    I contacted the guy...

    I contacted the guy who did the screen shot to ask what he used for his docks, and this was his reply:

    "Ah... I see the IconFactory reported that I used a haxie. In fact, that
    double-width, second dock is in fact: DragThing. You can find it at
    <>. It's easy to configure and has nearly endless
    configurations: stacking, multiple docks, layers, transparencies, shadows,
    automation, etc. It's one of my must-have utilities."

    So, there we go :) hope this helps everyone.

  13. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    i was just checking out drag thing at their website. That app is very cool. I think i may just have to purchase it. Its like a more organized version of the dock.
  14. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
  15. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    Re: I contacted the guy...

    Oooh... I knew about DragThing but i didn't know you could make it look like the OS X dock.. cool... Thanks!

  16. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    this drag thing app is soooo flexible. you can
    actually configure it so much it makes osx
    behave like a totally different window

    ive made drawers with no trim, no tabs...a
    drawer shoots out if i hover by the edges of
    the screen a drawer shoots out. sorta like the
    concept of :
    if your cursor comes close to a cluster of
    information that cluster opens up to a more
    drilled down view of other....sub information
    levels (icons for apps or folders).

    i also like to make the icons as big or as big
    as the "cluster" will allow. with now names
    just icons.

    I have some "clusters" that when the drawer
    opens fills the whole screen.

    I can have a "cluster" for mail and have a
    mail script (this script is used in its default
    set that comes with drag thing) which allows
    you to open the drawer "cluster" and cllick
    on an email address which opens the mail
    app and a new email with the persons address
    already in the "To" field.

    very cool.
  17. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    does anyone know how to add email addresses
    to the dock? i thought there was a script to do
    this but im not sure

    hehehe never mind, i just figured it out. in drag
    thing you go the FILE, New URL and type in
    the URL which is the email address but with the
    prefix of mailto:.

    works like a i have a cluster that
    opens up, showing one click access to contacts...
    each contact will have an "address book" link,
    to open the contact info in the "address book"
    AND under that icon i will have these quick link
    mail icons for each persons email address.
  18. jvaska macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2002
    geezus...i can't figure the darn thing out...i can't even add things to the applications menu...ugh...jv

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