- Jan 9, 2007
Ive always had my dock hidden, but it seems with Leopard many pics have it shown. So i'm kinda in between on how to use my dock now, maybe there will be more cool effects for it now?
Yeah, I also show on my iMac and hide on my iBook -- I prefer the dock visible, but there just isn't as much real estate on a notebook, except perhaps a 17"-er. Even if you have a very high res screen, it's still physically quite small. On the other hand, at 17", I feel like I have enough space that I can spare space for the dock.MacBook Pro(15") - hidden
iMac(20") - shown
Ditto. A part of me still wishes I can drop down the Apple icon in the upper left and have that replace the dock like the old days. But I'm sure the dock is still the better option.I'll show it, but on the right side of the screen, and very small. On the bottom takes too much real estate.
I'd really prefer it on the left, but it tends to interfere with toolbar-type interfaces over there.Ditto. A part of me still wishes I can drop down the Apple icon in the upper left and have that replace the dock like the old days. But I'm sure the dock is still the better option.
I don't argue that (a) would be faster than (b), but your whole argument kind of assumes that you have to use the dock to switch or launch apps.I prefer it to be showing for two reasons:
 I can see at a glance what is running.
 What is faster:
a) Scrolling down near to the bottom of the screen and clicking straight the app you wish to launch.
b) Scrolling right to the bottom of the screen, waiting for the Dock to pop up, scrolling across to the app you want to launch (because it won't always be in the same place) and then clicking it.