My Dock, curious about others.

slooksterPSV

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I took a screen-clip of my dock bar and whoa, that is a lot of applications I have in it. And I probably use almost all of them. But here it is and the applications they are - so if you can't tell what they are:
Finder
Mail
Address Book
iCal
Simple Text
TextEdit
iChat
MSN Messenger
Internet Explorer
Safari
FireFox
Netscape
iMovie
Windows Media Player
iTunes
QuickTime
RealOne
VLC - (Multiple movie player, very good, in version .81)
iPhoto
Sherlock
Flash MX 2004
Dreamweaver MX 2004
Freehand MX 2004
Fireworks MX 2004
Image Ready CS
Photoshop CS
Illustrator CS
InDesign CS
GoLive CS
Acrobat 6.0 Professional
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Entourage
LyX
Limewire
Terminal - I love that one
System Preferences
Home
Apple
Trash
Anyone elses bigger than that lol. I think mine is huge!
 

iLikeMyiMac

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Jul 17, 2004
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Mine is pretty small because I use quicksilver and that keeps me from needing too many apps in the dock.
I have:
Finder
Mail
NetNewsWire
Adium
Safari
iTunes
TextEdit
Transmit
Word
AppleWorkd
Photoshop
Aquaduct
Activity Monitor
System Preferences
Trash
 

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stevehaslip

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Apr 30, 2004
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er i tend to only put the apps in that i use on a daily basis and i don't use that many so my docks not that large. For instance although i have fireworks i dont put it in the dock because i vastly prefer photoshop. I mean how hard is it to push command+shift+a?

Yes you do have a lovely large dock but i think someone might be able to beat you, hell i could beat you if i wanted! (but to be honest i can't be arsed to put loads of apps in the dock) But i am sure someone will trump you!

One thing though, do you put your dock on magnification? it really bugs me when you scroll through a mass of icons and they all pop up to be massive! i guess thats another reason why i try not to have too many icons in my dock. Whats it like if you have 20 images open in photoshop or something?!
 

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Mike Teezie

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Nov 20, 2002
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Finder
System Pref.
Safari
Adium
Sherlock
Stickies
iCal
iPhoto
iMovie
iTunes
Snes9x
Photoshop CS
Illustrator CS
Flash MX
Dreamweaver MX
Garageband
Reason
Word
iTunes Alarm
Halo
 

munkle

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Small dock, basically for my everyday apps that are constantly open. I use Quicksilver to launch apps and access my info - saves me from suffering from Dock envy! :p
 

mrgreen4242

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That looks pretty excessive... I always viewed the dock as a 'seconday' way to launch apps, and only things that are used constantly go there... I think I would have a hard time finding what I wanted on your desktop...

On related question, is it possible to have more than one dock? On my Linux desktop (running KDE) I have to taskbars, one on the bottom and one on the right hand side. I find this enormously helpful. The bottom/standard taskbar has the "start" button, a 'show desktop' button, mozzila, and my mail app. the it goes to all the open application tiles, and on the right there's the system tray, virtual desktops, clock, and a handy dictionary application (I can't spell =p).

On the right hand taskbar I have all my secondary programs... media play, calc, IM, system configuration/Xkill, weather, etc. I find it enormously useful. I'll see of I can include a pic...

Anyways, could I do this on a Mac?

Rob
 

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slooksterPSV

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Sad thing is, I use these programs a lot. So yeah, I don't want to have to go searching through my HDD's just to find what I'm looking for. And yes I have magnification on, sometimes it gets in the way with other applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and what not, but yeah it works. I should get rid of LyX since I finally got my Microsoft Office to work. LyX just seems useless now and I have no need for it. I'll filter out my Dock. By the way, how well does Audium work? I'm questioning weather or not I should download it. MSN Messenger works ok, and I don't have very many other IM's I use except iChat, but I like iChat so yeah. Also, I see a few different programs in your guy's dock that I'm wondering what they are/do. Yeah...
 

Jsmit

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Sep 10, 2004
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I have:
finder
safari
mail
aim
itunes
iphoto
word exel
corel draw
corel photo-paint
address book
quicktime
real player
windowsmedia player
textedit
calculator
system prefs
preview
terminal
bzflag
sc2004 (temporary)
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appllication folder
games folder
trash

I find having the applications folder in the dock is nice to get to all those applictaions that you use only occasionally. Click and hold and it works like the start menu in windows.

BTW, slooksterPSV, why do you have both mail and entourage in the dock? Do yu use both and what are the advantages to using both?
 

alywa

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May 6, 2004
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Here's Mine

Mine is pretty minimal...

Finder
Safari
Mail
iChat
Sherlock
Address Book
iTunes
iPhoto
iMovie
iDVD
Photoshop Elements 2.0
iCal
MS Office 2004 Task Launcher
Solitaire
iSync
Calculator
System Preferences
 

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debroglie

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Aug 19, 2004
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Here is mine... only the programs that I use at least every other day

Adium
Mail
Sherlock
iBank
Folding@Home (Why don't more people have this!?!??!)
iCal
Word
Excel
Powerpoint (Gaug.. I hate this program)
Safari
Garageband
iTunes
Photoshop CS
Toast Titanium
Final Cut Pro HD
iPhoto
iDVD
Quicktime Pro
System Pref
Disk Utility
Terminal
 

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Adium
Firefox
Colloquy
iTunes
Photoshop CS
TextEdit
Terminal
Preview
CocoaMySQL
Launchbar (I removed most apps from my dock when I got this app).
Documents/Work folders of current projects.
 

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wdlove

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I have:
Finder
Safari
IE (Which I seldom use)
Entourage (Old)
OmniWeb (Seldom use)
iChat (not using)
Address Book
ITunes
iPhoto
iMovie
Preferences
iCal
QuickTime
HP Printer
Tech Tools
FileMaker Pro
Word (New)
Excel (New)
Entourage (New)
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
Thunderbird
Address Book
iCal (getting used to it)
Now Contact
Now Up-to-date (getting un-used to it, maybe)
MSN Messenger
iChat
AIM (I could eliminate this)
Fire (if this would transfer files correctly, I could eliminate the other 3)
Sherlock
Safari
Camino
Firefox
Shiira (testing web stuff does require actual testing, right?)
CuteFTP
TextEdit
Calculator
AppleWorks
AccountEdge
Acrobat Reader (this could go)
Preview
Terminal
DVD Player
VLC Player (If this actually worked right, I could eliminate DVD Player)
RealOne
QuickTime Player
WMP
iTunes
iPhoto (it returns with every installation or update)
iMovie
iDVD
GarageBand
JBuilder
jGrasp
Xcode
ScriptEditor
NetBeans
Portfolio
Macromedia Studio 2004
GoLive
LiveMotion
Minolta DualScan
Photoshop
ImageReady (this could go)
Illustrator
Olympus Viewer
4 games
Activity Monitor
Console
Network Utility
Fink
XWindows
TI Connect
Stuffit Deluxe
Disk Utility
Tech Tool Pro 4
HandBrake
and documents/Java applications

I could clean out a few things that I don't use every week but what's the point? The Dock images wouldn't be any larger and I'd have to dig through things to find the applications.

I'm wondering why anyone has System Preferences in their Dock when the Apple menu has System Preferences handy.
 

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musicpyrite

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Cape Cod
Finder
Safari
Firefox
iTunes
Mail
iChat
Terminal
MacJournal
MS Word 2004
Halo
Disk Utility
Toast
Apple Script Editor
Tomato Torrent
Folder to iChat logs
Folder to Applications
Trash
 

TEG

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Jan 21, 2002
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Finder
Safari
Alarm Clock Pro
Mail
VLC
QuickTime
AppleWorks
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Waipahu (HD)
Applications
Applications (OS 9)
TEG
Trash

That is mine. Waipahu is currently sleeping away from the phone line, and I don't feel like going through the hassle of getting it.

TEG
 

DavidLeblond

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Jan 6, 2004
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Finder
Safari
Firefox
Mail
Address Book
iCal
iChat
iTunes
iMovie
iDVD
GarageBand
NeoOfficeJ
Quicken
Prefs
Terminal
Blender
Gimp
X11
XCode
JBuilder
JEdit
Textedit
Grab (because I'm using it to take the screen capture)
Applications
Utilities
 

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JeDiBoYTJ

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Jun 22, 2004
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Not that large, but I use almost all on a daily basis.

Finder
iTunes
Firefox
iChat
Mail
iCal
iPhone
iDVD
GarageBand
Word
Toast 6
Macromedia Flash MX
Final Cut Pro HD
Soundtrack
LiveType
DVD Studio Pro
Motion
Compressor
Photoshop 7
MPlayer
Acquision
Azureus
eDonkey
SigOSX
Calculator
Quicktime
-------
Applications Folder
Trash
 

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abhishekit

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Nov 6, 2003
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I guess I have very few apps in the dock. But I use quicksilver so there is no problem. The following are always running on my pb.

1. Safari
2. Mail
3. Address Book
4. iCal
5. iTunes
6. X11
7. Terminal
8. TexShop
9. Adium
10. Azureus
11. MATLAB
12. Trash


But out of these, Adium, Azureus, and MATLAB are not actually a part of the dock.

cheers
 

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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Duff-Man says...okay, I'll add mine to the list:

Finder
Mail
Safari
Firefox
Sys Prefs
Quicken
Photoshop Elements
Password Master
iTunes
iSync
iCal
Garageband
Arturia Minimoog
Arturia Moog Modular
Reason
DSP Quattro 2.x
Digital Performer 4.5
M$ Word
Filemaker Pro 7
Toast

....oh yeah!
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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Here ya go.

I control/right-click on the icons in the right to open the popup windows. You see the apps in the Exposé screenshot.

 

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jimjiminyjim

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Feb 24, 2003
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munkle said:
Small dock, basically for my everyday apps that are constantly open. I use Quicksilver to launch apps and access my info - saves me from suffering from Dock envy! :p
I'm in the same place. Only the apps that are pretty much always open sit in the dock. The rest I access with Quicksilver, a program that I love (who needs spotlight? [yes, I know, spotlight will be more powerful]).
 

slooksterPSV

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So far Bousozuko is winning. OMG that is a long list of apps. How often to you use them? I use pretty much all of mine. I don't use freehand very much, but its an application that is part of a suite so its worth it to have in the dock. I need to buy a new Mac so the apps load faster, but hey, there's not too bad of a lag on my machine, 233MHz (read siggy).
 

puckhead193

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here's mine:
safari
ical
mail
AIM
itunes
iphoto
IDVD
imovie
FCE
Avid (free)
garage band
Snood
M$ Word
Virex
System pref
Applications
documents
 

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Devie

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Even though I still dont have a mac, I dont see the point in having a small dock. People say it looks cleaner, but damit its to make it easier and quicker acces to your aps.
Just like how people dont have icons on the desktop... what the hell is the point of the desktop then, just a pretty picture?