Macbook (Pro) users: Where do you keep your dock?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wayland1985, Oct 12, 2009.

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Where do you keep your dock?

  1. At the default position on the bottom of the screen.

    102 vote(s)
    53.7%
  2. On the left

    29 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. On the right

    8 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. On the bottom, but hidden...

    51 vote(s)
    26.8%
  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm curious to see where MB(P) users keep their dock. I've traditionally kept mine right at the bottom, but I'm wondering if there's a benefit to moving it to one of the sides, so you can use more screen space???

    Let me know where you keep yours!
     
  2. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Bottom, set to auto-hide.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    What you said.
     
  4. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    On the bottom in the default place once I changed it from the reflective dock to the dock like the one in Tiger (simple terminal code), I liked it a lot more.
     
  5. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, see, the auto-hide isn't really an option for me. I like to see new emails or IM's as they come in...

    Does anybody use the magnification???
     
  6. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    left, hidden. The screen is wide, but web pages and documents are tall, so I try to move everything to the side (of course with autohide it doesn't matter much).
     
  7. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    I am the exact same I like to see email's and IM's as they come in. I do use magnification more because I just like the look of it, and I like to know where my mouse is on the dock when it maybe off the screen.
     
  8. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    i use magnification but sometimes it gets too annoying when its all cluttered up. oh and i set the dock at the default position!
     
  9. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    because of screen real estate laterally versus vertically it makes sense to dock the dock (er...) on the side. I just can't do that because it seems too imbalanced visually. Therefore I keep it on the bottom, but hidden. There are occasional reasons why I'd want to keep it visible (activity monitor icons, for example), but I don't. Magnification is on, but farely subtle, more as a small accent.

    Oh, and this is on my 15.4" MBP. On my 20" and 24" desktops at work it's on the bottom, visible and fairly small, with somewhat more obvious magnification.

    Could something like Growl help with your alert needs?
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    My beautiful glass dock:

    Edit: Please view full size to see the detail. I made the Dock look like the new Dock menus in Snow Leopard.
     

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  12. kai920 macrumors member

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    same here, with no magnification.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i use slight magnification. i have too much in the dock and magnification makes it easier to clicky :D
     
  14. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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  15. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    How does one go about making their own dock? I have seen them a few times, and I have some excellent ideas, but don't know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  16. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    I like mine on the left, but I prefer the way it looks on the bottom.
     
  17. peskaa macrumors 68020

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  18. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Mine is on the right for the extra vertical space, given that there is less of it to begin with. I tried on the left at first but I dont know, I just decided on going with the right side.

    If I had a 15" I would perhaps keep it at the bottom. A 17", for sure at the bottom as there is plenty of space.
     
  19. Icaras macrumors 603

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    #19
    Auto-hide? Magnification?
     
  20. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea he has to use the highest magnification level ;) :D
     
  21. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    Had to laugh at that one.
     
  22. nza macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    I always felt it takes up far too much valuable screen real estate at the bottom.
     
  23. netmynder macrumors newbie

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  24. sammich macrumors 601

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    Bottom, will prob stay that way forever.

    Had it on the left side but couldn't stand the fact that the screen was a little off balance, and that it's much easier to glance down than leftwards.
     
  25. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i used to use it on the left until i started using my external monitor. I didnt like it shifting the dock all the way over to the other monitor and i could not get used to the dock on the right. No magnification; gets to annoying if your mouse ventures too close to the dock on accident.
     

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