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Apple's Gold Master (Retail) version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has at least one visual tweak over the developer seeds. It appears Apple has listened to user feedback about the visual inconsistency with dock items appearing on a 3d shelf on the Left and Right side of the screen.


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Apple has updated the Dock so that it has a 2-Dimensional appearance when it resides on the side of the screen. When residing on the bottom of the screen, the Dock retains the 3d shelf appearance.

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koobcamuk

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Oct 23, 2006
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Awesome!!!! It's so good when Apple listen to us. Microsoft never listened to people like this (in my opinion).

10.5 seems all the sweeter.

And my first first post. :D
 

Oirectine

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Aug 11, 2003
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Wow, I actually kinda liked how it looked on the side--and that's where I use it :p honestly not a big deal for me, though (I can get used to this look as well)
 

notjustjay

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Sep 19, 2003
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Canada, eh?
... but is it supposed to let you slide your apps underneath the dock like that?

I can't do that when the dock is at the bottom of the screen...
 

infectbda

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Jul 19, 2004
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I'm glad they did this, but did they add an option to the dock prefs to switch between the two looks? I think if people want to use the 3D on the side or the 2D on the bottom they should be able to choose to.
 

Cheruman

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Apr 30, 2007
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They should have this as an option for when the dock is in the default position - looks much better IMHO
 

russell.h

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Jul 2, 2007
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Shame they didn't listen to the majority of users who keep the dock on the bottom and don't want it 3d.
 

me_94501

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Jan 6, 2003
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Nice!

Now if someone can hack it (haxie or otherwise) so that it can look like this on the bottom, I will be ecstatic. :p
 

InLikeALion

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I would LOVE to be able to have this look for the bottom, too. I really just don't like the fake 3Dness of the new dock, but the idea of using it on the side just to get this matte goodness (to which I seriously gave thought) makes me a little sick to the stomach. Side-docking always gives me the queasies :eek:
 

rendezvouscp

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Aug 20, 2003
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I'm glad that they did this for people who use it on the side, but I love the dock hidden and at the bottom and I would've loved my dock to look like this. I hope it becomes a preference in the future.
-Chasen
 

Simmerl

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Aug 25, 2007
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Now, if we just had "fan out" stacks even with the Dock on the side, I would run out of things to complain about. XD
 

jstad

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Jun 13, 2007
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Yay! no more being forced to keep the dock on the bottom on leopard!
 
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