Bouncing Dock Icons - Super Annoying?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Apple Key, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    Does anyone else find applications bouncing in the dock to be really annoying?

    I'm in the middle of doing something and then all of a sudden one starts bugging me... it's like someone is continually poking me in the side.
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    No, but what's the deal with airline peanuts?

    I guess you could have it glow or something else, and I'm sure there are programs to modify this, but I really don't find it annoying. If I didn't want to know about something a program needs attention for, I'd close the program.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Install Secrets and uncheck this box:
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  4. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps this will help-Permanently Disable the OS X Bouncing Dock Icon Effect: http://lifehacker.com/5285967/permanently-disable-the-os-x-bouncing-dock-icon-effect

    I have not tried the above solution or am certain it works on all machines & OSs, but it seems worth a try...
     
  5. Apple Key thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    That's interesting that there are ways to disable it. I wouldn't want to turn it off entirely, unless there's an alternative notification method. It just seems very unfriendly and old fashioned. If you think about it, does iOS have anything similar to this?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What do you mean? If you don't turn it off, you're stuck with the icons bouncing. Do you want that or not? You can always turn it back on when you want.
     
  7. Apple Key thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    Thanks for the link to Secrets, I'll give that a shot and see what it's like.

    Ideally, I want to be notified in a different manner. For example, a growl type notification that fades away in a couple seconds (not exactly like that, but something less visually disturbing).
     

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