Only 4 docked items?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wackymacky, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I understand why I can only have 4 items on the dock of my iPhone given the screens limited real-estate.

    Am I the only one that thinks it looks a little stupid with only 4 items on the iPad?

    If I get a iPad I would also get the iWork suite etc and would like to be able to put these apps on the dock.

    Think it will be possible?
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    You can already put 5 icons on the iPhone's dock if you jailbreak, so it's possible. The question is will Apple let you do it?
  3. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    i like how i said this but my comment got removed :mad:
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I bet there will be a George Hotz and some iPadDevTeam to hack/jailbreak it.
  5. bnerd macrumors regular

    May 21, 2009
    I tested in the iPad simulator.. you can put more than 4 icons on the dock. You can put 6

    Check the screen shot.

    Attached Files:

  6. nukiduz macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2006
    cool, thanks!
  7. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Nice - notice you still can't delete the native app!
  8. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Am sure in mbw alex Lindsey said u can drag 6 into the dock.
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Ok... there not much use if you delete the native apps. Remember the whole iPad does its magic due to the native apps and seeing as how Apple doesn't let other app mimic the native apps, I see no reason to delete... except for the Voice Memo app. I could sure do away with that.
  10. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Can you change the page it so it displays 6 apps per row, like you can with the dock? With 4 apps/row, it looks too widely spaced to me. I'd rather have more apps per page, so I don't have to flip through as many screens to get the one I want.
  11. bnerd macrumors regular

    May 21, 2009
    Right now its only 4 per row like the iPhone.
  12. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Oh well. Hopefully that'll change though, and be a user-changeable setting.

    Let's see, what apps would I want in my dock:
    1) Safari
    2) Omnifocus
    3) Mail
    4) Calendar
    5) Music
    6) VLC

    That would be satisfying.
  13. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    for my iphone, i just have the phone app in the dock. for iPad, i'll go with:

    1) Safari
    2) Mail
    3) Weather
    4) Things
    5) Pages
    6) Music
  14. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    All I want is the ability to have a folder on the dock, think of the Applications folder on Macs that you can put in the dock if you want. I want to touch that, then all apps appear that way it keeps the desktop space (if you can call it that) clear.

    1) Apps
    2) Media - music, video, pictures
    3) Utilities - things, weather, etc
  15. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    This is great news about the six icons on the dock. What I plan to do is put my most often used apps on the dock and then on the first home screen only have one icon - calendar. Then have all the rest of my apps on the 2nd and 3rd screens. This should make for a very clean looking interface I think - just a pretty background picture and one icons. I wish it was possible to have the first home screen with no icons at all. I like a clean looking desktop.
  16. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    I'm not a developer or anything, but couldn't you essentially do this by creating an app that has no icon (or perhaps it's clear). Then you give the app the name of " " so that nothing shows up. Put just this app on the 1st screen and VIOLA!

    Or maybe I'm talkin' out my butt.
  17. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Off topic, but this makes me wonder how many screens you can have. I know the iPhone 3GS is limited to 11.
  18. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Well if you can have a 6x6 Springboard then thats 36 apps,

    at 11 pages thats 396 apps, plus the 6 at the bottom, so 402 applications if you are stuck at 11 pages,

    Hmm, bit limited eh!? :D


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