Clicking on the wrong icon in the Dock

willybNL

macrumors 6502
Original poster
So, how many times this week did you hit the wrong icon to open up a program...

I noticed all people around me also do it: you want to open mail, but click on safari... Not that you don't know you hit the wrong one, but your mouse was just next to it.

Can apple help here? Yes they can, by not opening directly, but with a little pauze to correct your mistake (of course, if you want, because people who don't like it should be able to disable this).

What do you think?
 

Lixivial

macrumors 6502a
I can't say I've done this very often. At least not often enough for it to be a gripe of mine or to stick in my memory.

I have my Dock arranged in groups and the icons have been there since I've been using Mac OS X. I kinda just remember where they're situated. And if I am confused, for whatever reason, I have magnification set on to just a slight notch above the Dock size.
 

Much Ado

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Sep 7, 2006
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Can apple help here? Yes they can, by not opening directly, but with a little pauze to correct your mistake (of course, if you want, because people who don't like it should be able to disable this).

What do you think?
It's an ingenious solution to a problem that doesn't really exist :)

I like my apps opening fast, and if i hit the wrong one i just Force Quit. Or use a launcher.

We'll all be 'touching' the dock soon enough anyway, so i wouldn't worry. Or would a multi-touch interface mean even more miss-clicks?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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A pause before opening each app or link would drive me even more insane. Mate, just increase your Dock size or use magnification, as mentioned above. :)