Amazing what difference a 3D dock in Yosemite makes

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by seble, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. seble macrumors 6502a

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    I know this might seem like the waste of a new thread just to discuss the dock in Yosemite but to me its such a fundamental part of the OS X design. Ever since OS X the dock has been fundamental to the OS and is part of its clean look. For most people it's there all the time, staring at you, yet in Yosemite its 2D appearance was just too much, too ugly.

    Can't thank whoever made cDock enough (not going to link because don't want to seem like I'm advertising) but wow what a difference it makes, a 3D dock in the style of Yosemite just looks gorgeous!

    To me, Yosemite (apart from some of the icons), with a 3D dock is the perfect combination!
     
  2. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Hey thanks for the heads up. This I like much better. So I'll post the link :p;)http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/51149/cdock
     
  3. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    3d? That is so yesterday. Move on to 2d now because 1D is coming very soon. Here's a preview of the 1D design:

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    No only does that have the element of simplicity, but it also has the effect of reducing CPU and GPU use.

    All seriousness, that program is actually pretty cool. I'm just getting used to the 2d dock and have actually stared to like it for now. Thank you for posting that for us.

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    And for everyone's entertainment,

    Microsoft is innovating one step ahead of Apple with the 0d dock:

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  4. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand why people keep their Dock at the bottom. With widescreen now the norm, it's more efficient to put it on the side so you can maximize vertical space for your app windows.

    Personally, I've always preferred the look of the side Dock anyway. The 3D Dock just seemed over-the-top in that Forstall paper shredder kind of way.
     
  5. leventozler macrumors 6502

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    Dock on the side makes Launchpad icons blurry.
     
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    Erm what? The dock has always been 2d, and its only been in the last few years that they made it that ugly faux-3d.
     
  7. Spytap macrumors member

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    I'm only making this post to quote you. Because I laughed so hard I nearly peed myself.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I didn't even notice until I read the reply again after trying to figure out a response! :eek: :D

    The first 3D dock only lasted three OS X upgrades, and the second lasted two.
     
  9. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I didn't bring back the 3D dock but actually went with Transparent. Really clean and nice. And I'll try the vertical dock as a way to save vertical space. However, I'd really love to see an option to make grid and list stacks transparent too.
     
  10. seble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I always hated the tiger one, and I despised the Yosemite one even more. The dark mode one is liveable with, but otherwise, no ugly as hell.
     
  11. snorkelman macrumors 6502a

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    Cos the extra few pixels that would save me isn't worth the inconvenience of suppressing an old well-established habit, of scanning up for the menu bar and down for the dock?
     
  12. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    You can do what I do, changed all the dock icons to flat, circular icons. It makes 2D look that much better.

    3D is old news... and it looks dated.
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Figures, everyone would quote my post about the D...
     
  14. theSeb macrumors 604

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    People actually use Launchpad? I didn't think that anybody would. I just put Applications into the Dock and also use Spotlight to launch when I don't feel like reaching for the mouse. Adding launchpad into OS X was not a great moment, imo.
     
  15. Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    I do, I keep very little in my dock, finder,diskutil,mail,chrome,safari,sysprefs, activity monitor. the rest, five finger pinch and select what I want, much easier than opening finder>applications. I even put items into like groups on launchpad, ie all office apps are in the office box, multimedia will have itunes,quicktime
     
  16. Zxxv Suspended

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    I don't understand why people don't just hide their dock. Its more efficient to put it away so you can maximise vertical and horizontal space for your app windows :D
     
  17. OurDarkness macrumors member

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    Post a screenshot please.:apple:
     
  18. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    The new dock just looks like the Tiger Dock with updated icons to me. I don't see how 3d is inherent in OS X design. Honestly, the design has changed so much over the years, I'm not sure what is.
     
  19. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I don't. I almost forgot it was still there. I launch with Spotlight (usually) or a pop-up right-side Dock (if I'm mousing). I haven't used Launchpad once under Yosemite, so I couldn't even swear that it was still there.
     
  20. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I always hide the dock.
     
  21. Zxxv Suspended

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    I really have very little use for it. Its almost a relic of the past. I open my apps. Put them on different desktops, swipe four fingers left/right between them. I have 7 desktops and 2 fullscreen. Close macbook lid. Open. Everything is as I left it.
     
  22. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Fair enough. If it works for you, then it works for you. I don't believe that doing a 5 finger gymnastic gesture and then moving the mouse pointer to the required application and clicking on it (never mind the groups kerfuffle) could ever be faster than hitting cmd+space, typing the first two or three letters of the desired app and hitting enter.

    Then again, I still vividly remember the good, old days when I thought that PC Shell and Xtree were the bomb in comparison to the command prompt and doing everything with a couple of keyboard strokes was the norm.

    Back on topic after that little nostalgia trip, I still struggle to see the point of Launchpad, even with your explanation. You could arrange all of your applications in groups in Finder by making folders. Then you can just drag the entire Applications folder to the right side of the dock (or the bottom, if your using the dock on the side), right click on the folder in the dock and then choose "Display as folder" and "View contents as grid". Then you have the exact same functionality that is easily accessible. That way you can get into your applications without going through Finder->Applications.

    I am fairly sure that having the applications folder on the right side of the dock was standard in Snow Leopard (somebody correct me, if I am wrong) and I think that Launchpad was a pointless addition to solve a problem that wasn't there in the first place. I was actually genuinely surprised when I did a clean install of Lion, or Mountain Lion (can't remember now) and noticed that the Applications folder wasn't in the dock by default.

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    I use cmd + arrow left or right to move between desktops. Much quicker :)

    I have just noticed that a lot of the keyboard functionality in mission control does not work anymore in Yosemite. You can't get focus on a window using just the keyboard, unless I am doing something wrong. Bugger.

    Damn, I feel like a relic in this thread.

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    "Dock on the right and dock hides automatically" crew checking in.
     
  23. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK, w0lf's the one who made that possible.
     
  24. Zxxv Suspended

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    aplications was down on the right in snow leopard. Still find myself going there for it :)

    Think you mean ctrl + arrow left or right :) yep thats fast too if your hands are on the keys at the time. If on trackpad swipe swipe flows better for me.
     
  25. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Since 2D preceded 3D, I'd say that 2D is even MORE dated.

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    I still keep my Apps folder on the dock; it saves me from having to deal with the abomination called Launchpad.
     

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