My Dock, curious about others.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by slooksterPSV, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    I took a screen-clip of my dock bar and whoa, that is a lot of applications I have in it. And I probably use almost all of them. But here it is and the applications they are - so if you can't tell what they are:
    Finder
    Mail
    Address Book
    iCal
    Simple Text
    TextEdit
    iChat
    MSN Messenger
    Internet Explorer
    Safari
    FireFox
    Netscape
    iMovie
    Windows Media Player
    iTunes
    QuickTime
    RealOne
    VLC - (Multiple movie player, very good, in version .81)
    iPhoto
    Sherlock
    Flash MX 2004
    Dreamweaver MX 2004
    Freehand MX 2004
    Fireworks MX 2004
    Image Ready CS
    Photoshop CS
    Illustrator CS
    InDesign CS
    GoLive CS
    Acrobat 6.0 Professional
    Word
    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Entourage
    LyX
    Limewire
    Terminal - I love that one
    System Preferences
    Home
    Apple
    Trash
    Anyone elses bigger than that lol. I think mine is huge!
     
  2. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

    iLikeMyiMac

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    Mine is pretty small because I use quicksilver and that keeps me from needing too many apps in the dock.
    I have:
    Finder
    Mail
    NetNewsWire
    Adium
    Safari
    iTunes
    TextEdit
    Transmit
    Word
    AppleWorkd
    Photoshop
    Aquaduct
    Activity Monitor
    System Preferences
    Trash
     

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  3. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    er i tend to only put the apps in that i use on a daily basis and i don't use that many so my docks not that large. For instance although i have fireworks i dont put it in the dock because i vastly prefer photoshop. I mean how hard is it to push command+shift+a?

    Yes you do have a lovely large dock but i think someone might be able to beat you, hell i could beat you if i wanted! (but to be honest i can't be arsed to put loads of apps in the dock) But i am sure someone will trump you!

    One thing though, do you put your dock on magnification? it really bugs me when you scroll through a mass of icons and they all pop up to be massive! i guess thats another reason why i try not to have too many icons in my dock. Whats it like if you have 20 images open in photoshop or something?!
     

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  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    You have a large dock, I have a small dock. :p

    Finder
    Safari
    iChat
    Trash

    That is all.
     
  5. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

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    Finder
    System Pref.
    Safari
    Adium
    Sherlock
    Stickies
    iCal
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    iTunes
    Snes9x
    Photoshop CS
    Illustrator CS
    Flash MX
    Dreamweaver MX
    Garageband
    Reason
    Word
    iTunes Alarm
    Halo
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Small dock, basically for my everyday apps that are constantly open. I use Quicksilver to launch apps and access my info - saves me from suffering from Dock envy! :p
     
  7. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    That looks pretty excessive... I always viewed the dock as a 'seconday' way to launch apps, and only things that are used constantly go there... I think I would have a hard time finding what I wanted on your desktop...

    On related question, is it possible to have more than one dock? On my Linux desktop (running KDE) I have to taskbars, one on the bottom and one on the right hand side. I find this enormously helpful. The bottom/standard taskbar has the "start" button, a 'show desktop' button, mozzila, and my mail app. the it goes to all the open application tiles, and on the right there's the system tray, virtual desktops, clock, and a handy dictionary application (I can't spell =p).

    On the right hand taskbar I have all my secondary programs... media play, calc, IM, system configuration/Xkill, weather, etc. I find it enormously useful. I'll see of I can include a pic...

    Anyways, could I do this on a Mac?

    Rob
     

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  8. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    Sad thing is, I use these programs a lot. So yeah, I don't want to have to go searching through my HDD's just to find what I'm looking for. And yes I have magnification on, sometimes it gets in the way with other applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and what not, but yeah it works. I should get rid of LyX since I finally got my Microsoft Office to work. LyX just seems useless now and I have no need for it. I'll filter out my Dock. By the way, how well does Audium work? I'm questioning weather or not I should download it. MSN Messenger works ok, and I don't have very many other IM's I use except iChat, but I like iChat so yeah. Also, I see a few different programs in your guy's dock that I'm wondering what they are/do. Yeah...
     
  9. Jsmit macrumors regular

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    I have:
    finder
    safari
    mail
    aim
    itunes
    iphoto
    word exel
    corel draw
    corel photo-paint
    address book
    quicktime
    real player
    windowsmedia player
    textedit
    calculator
    system prefs
    preview
    terminal
    bzflag
    sc2004 (temporary)
    -----
    appllication folder
    games folder
    trash

    I find having the applications folder in the dock is nice to get to all those applictaions that you use only occasionally. Click and hold and it works like the start menu in windows.

    BTW, slooksterPSV, why do you have both mail and entourage in the dock? Do yu use both and what are the advantages to using both?
     
  10. alywa macrumors 6502

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    Here's Mine

    Mine is pretty minimal...

    Finder
    Safari
    Mail
    iChat
    Sherlock
    Address Book
    iTunes
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    iDVD
    Photoshop Elements 2.0
    iCal
    MS Office 2004 Task Launcher
    Solitaire
    iSync
    Calculator
    System Preferences
     

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  11. debroglie macrumors 6502a

    debroglie

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    #11
    Here is mine... only the programs that I use at least every other day

    Adium
    Mail
    Sherlock
    iBank
    Folding@Home (Why don't more people have this!?!??!)
    iCal
    Word
    Excel
    Powerpoint (Gaug.. I hate this program)
    Safari
    Garageband
    iTunes
    Photoshop CS
    Toast Titanium
    Final Cut Pro HD
    iPhoto
    iDVD
    Quicktime Pro
    System Pref
    Disk Utility
    Terminal
     

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  12. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    Adium
    Firefox
    Colloquy
    iTunes
    Photoshop CS
    TextEdit
    Terminal
    Preview
    CocoaMySQL
    Launchbar (I removed most apps from my dock when I got this app).
    Documents/Work folders of current projects.
     

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  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I have:
    Finder
    Safari
    IE (Which I seldom use)
    Entourage (Old)
    OmniWeb (Seldom use)
    iChat (not using)
    Address Book
    ITunes
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    Preferences
    iCal
    QuickTime
    HP Printer
    Tech Tools
    FileMaker Pro
    Word (New)
    Excel (New)
    Entourage (New)
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Thunderbird
    Address Book
    iCal (getting used to it)
    Now Contact
    Now Up-to-date (getting un-used to it, maybe)
    MSN Messenger
    iChat
    AIM (I could eliminate this)
    Fire (if this would transfer files correctly, I could eliminate the other 3)
    Sherlock
    Safari
    Camino
    Firefox
    Shiira (testing web stuff does require actual testing, right?)
    CuteFTP
    TextEdit
    Calculator
    AppleWorks
    AccountEdge
    Acrobat Reader (this could go)
    Preview
    Terminal
    DVD Player
    VLC Player (If this actually worked right, I could eliminate DVD Player)
    RealOne
    QuickTime Player
    WMP
    iTunes
    iPhoto (it returns with every installation or update)
    iMovie
    iDVD
    GarageBand
    JBuilder
    jGrasp
    Xcode
    ScriptEditor
    NetBeans
    Portfolio
    Macromedia Studio 2004
    GoLive
    LiveMotion
    Minolta DualScan
    Photoshop
    ImageReady (this could go)
    Illustrator
    Olympus Viewer
    4 games
    Activity Monitor
    Console
    Network Utility
    Fink
    XWindows
    TI Connect
    Stuffit Deluxe
    Disk Utility
    Tech Tool Pro 4
    HandBrake
    and documents/Java applications

    I could clean out a few things that I don't use every week but what's the point? The Dock images wouldn't be any larger and I'd have to dig through things to find the applications.

    I'm wondering why anyone has System Preferences in their Dock when the Apple menu has System Preferences handy.
     

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  15. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Finder
    Safari
    Firefox
    iTunes
    Mail
    iChat
    Terminal
    MacJournal
    MS Word 2004
    Halo
    Disk Utility
    Toast
    Apple Script Editor
    Tomato Torrent
    Folder to iChat logs
    Folder to Applications
    Trash
     
  16. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #16
    Finder
    Safari
    Alarm Clock Pro
    Mail
    VLC
    QuickTime
    AppleWorks
    ------
    Waipahu (HD)
    Applications
    Applications (OS 9)
    TEG
    Trash

    That is mine. Waipahu is currently sleeping away from the phone line, and I don't feel like going through the hassle of getting it.

    TEG
     
  17. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    #17
    Finder
    Safari
    Firefox
    Mail
    Address Book
    iCal
    iChat
    iTunes
    iMovie
    iDVD
    GarageBand
    NeoOfficeJ
    Quicken
    Prefs
    Terminal
    Blender
    Gimp
    X11
    XCode
    JBuilder
    JEdit
    Textedit
    Grab (because I'm using it to take the screen capture)
    Applications
    Utilities
     

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  18. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    Not that large, but I use almost all on a daily basis.

    Finder
    iTunes
    Firefox
    iChat
    Mail
    iCal
    iPhone
    iDVD
    GarageBand
    Word
    Toast 6
    Macromedia Flash MX
    Final Cut Pro HD
    Soundtrack
    LiveType
    DVD Studio Pro
    Motion
    Compressor
    Photoshop 7
    MPlayer
    Acquision
    Azureus
    eDonkey
    SigOSX
    Calculator
    Quicktime
    -------
    Applications Folder
    Trash
     

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  19. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    I guess I have very few apps in the dock. But I use quicksilver so there is no problem. The following are always running on my pb.

    1. Safari
    2. Mail
    3. Address Book
    4. iCal
    5. iTunes
    6. X11
    7. Terminal
    8. TexShop
    9. Adium
    10. Azureus
    11. MATLAB
    12. Trash
    [​IMG]

    But out of these, Adium, Azureus, and MATLAB are not actually a part of the dock.

    cheers
     
  20. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...okay, I'll add mine to the list:

    Finder
    Mail
    Safari
    Firefox
    Sys Prefs
    Quicken
    Photoshop Elements
    Password Master
    iTunes
    iSync
    iCal
    Garageband
    Arturia Minimoog
    Arturia Moog Modular
    Reason
    DSP Quattro 2.x
    Digital Performer 4.5
    M$ Word
    Filemaker Pro 7
    Toast

    ....oh yeah!
     
  21. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Here ya go.

    I control/right-click on the icons in the right to open the popup windows. You see the apps in the Exposé screenshot.

    [​IMG]
     

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  22. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same place. Only the apps that are pretty much always open sit in the dock. The rest I access with Quicksilver, a program that I love (who needs spotlight? [yes, I know, spotlight will be more powerful]).
     
  23. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    So far Bousozuko is winning. OMG that is a long list of apps. How often to you use them? I use pretty much all of mine. I don't use freehand very much, but its an application that is part of a suite so its worth it to have in the dock. I need to buy a new Mac so the apps load faster, but hey, there's not too bad of a lag on my machine, 233MHz (read siggy).
     
  24. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    #24
    here's mine:
    safari
    ical
    mail
    AIM
    itunes
    iphoto
    IDVD
    imovie
    FCE
    Avid (free)
    garage band
    Snood
    M$ Word
    Virex
    System pref
    Applications
    documents
     

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  25. Devie macrumors 6502a

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    Even though I still dont have a mac, I dont see the point in having a small dock. People say it looks cleaner, but damit its to make it easier and quicker acces to your aps.
    Just like how people dont have icons on the desktop... what the hell is the point of the desktop then, just a pretty picture?
     

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