Splitting the dock?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by qtip919, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. qtip919 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if it is possible to run more than one dock on your desktop...

    What I would like to do is to have an "apps" doc on the lower left screen, and on the lower right, a "documents, pics, music, etc" doc on the right...

    Furthermore, I would like to have a "system pref" item as an icon up on the top, which would be a dropdown menu ;)
     
  2. supergod macrumors 6502

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    Damn... there is an app to have multiple docks but I can't for the life of me remember it's name. It was a couple of years ago so who knows if it's compatible with tiger. And I seem to remember it being ugly.
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Ok now that would be cool, I would love to be able to have a dock on the right, left, and bottom. Have them all auto hide, and have every app right there on the desktop. :D
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You could take a look at DockFun and see how that works for you.
     
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I like the way Next did it! (tabs in your dock) :cool:
     
  6. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    A quick search brought up this one, but I have no idea of what is like. It is shareware, but only $5 to buy.
    I love google. :)

    There is something else that's in the back of my head, but I can't remember it :mad:

    ::20ROGERSC::

    EDIT:
    That's what I was thinking of!
     
  7. qtip919 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    killer

    this is what I love about the mac os x platform :)
     
  8. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Well you can't actually per-se "split" the dock into two - The Mac OS X dock simply doesn't support it. A possible hack may be to coax two copies of Dock.app to run at the same time both using different preference files. Sounds like something a haxie could do.

    In the mean time, however, you might want to consider using A-Dock for Mac OS X as your second dock:http://jerome.foucher.free.fr/ADockX/ADockX.html
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    While this won't give you two independent docks, it is possible to put a "blank" icon in your dock, giving the illusion of separate docks.
     

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