Do you have quicktime on your dock?

ero87

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Kindof a silly question, but I always notice Quicktime on people's docks... WHY?! I can't think of a single reason to open quicktime on its own. Sure, I use Quicktime often to view movies, but I always open the movie (which opens quicktime).

In conclusion - what's the point of having quicktime on your dock?!
 

jsw

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I used to remove it, but, now that I use it all of the time to record meetings at work, I put it back. Otherwise, yes, I'd agree that few people need it there.
 

ero87

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peterparker said:
Nope for me. For most it is probably just there because it is the default set of applications on the dock.
That's what I figure, but it drives me crazy that not everyone wants to economize their screen space. Maybe I just need to chill out.

and btw, JSW - I had no idea that quicktime could record movies and audio! that's a pretty sweet feature, MacRumors teaches me something new every day...
 

jsw

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ero87 said:
and btw, JSW - I had no idea that quicktime could record movies and audio! that's a pretty sweet feature, MacRumors teaches me something new every day...
It's a Pro option, but very, very handy. I'm now the semi-official meeting archivist at work. I have an iSight in the MBP, but keep a separate iSight and FW cable for use in meetings.
 

encro

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I don't put them in the dock, but I do put them at the top of finder windows (alongside Preview, VLC and flipformac). Just because its appropriate/quicker to drop on the right app needed at the time rather than clicking for the assigned file type.

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zorg

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I have it on my dock because I like it. With all the video codecs I have for quicktime, I never will have to use VLC or mplayer again!
 

~Shard~

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Nope, as you can see, it is nowhere to be seen. If I ever play a movie which needs it, I just open the movie itself and let QT launch automatically. Otherwise, I never use it. I don't have QT Pro either.

 

n-abounds

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Sometimes people host a Quicktime movie and don't let you download it. So if I want it, I look at the page's source, find the link to the .mov file. Then I open quicktime, press "control + U" and, paste the link in there. It opens it in a new screen, and I can save it.

I know it's wrong to take videos people don't want me to have, but eh. They're not copyrighted, and I say they weren't really trying if it can be circumvented that easily. And if something has to download onto my computer...I consider it mine.
 

Shamus

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indigoflowAS said:
i do have QT in my dock. quick conversions...and next to it is VLC in the case that a file does not like QT.:)
Thats the same with me. Also, as others have mentioned, its a pretty cool icon ;) :cool:.
 

sam10685

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mad jew said:
I agree. Half the icons in my Dock are unused and half the apps I use are not dwelling within my Dock... I'm a sucker for a pretty screen.
favorite icon is the Automator icon and i don't really know how to use automator. (except i did make one successful workflow!) (with 2 actions!)
 

puckhead193

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i don't.... i'm spoiled and use spotlight to find apps that aren't on my dock or i'm too lazy to move the mouse...i love command spacebar..
 

eXan

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I have mine in the Dock, so I can drag & drop media files (like MP3s I dont want to copy to iTunes) to play. Some conversions also :)

 

Heb1228

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Mine's in there because I never quit it. I'm not sure if it would stay or go if I closed it. That way movies load pretty much instantaneously. Same thing with leaving iCal, Address Book, iTunes, Safari, MS Word, PS Elements, iPhoto... I just never quit them.