Quick survey question: Where's your dock?!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ki2594, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering, what side of the screen is YOUR mac's dock on. Left, right, bottom? Just a fun little survey since i just put mine at the right and i think i like it there.
    Thanks!
     
  2. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Bottom and hidden until I need it!
     
  3. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    On the right is were I keep my dock.
    I like having my documents and web pages take advantage of as much up and down space as possible. since I read from top to bottom.:D
     
  4. thevibesman macrumors regular

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    Anything but bottom seems REALLY weird to me, but maybe that is because I've been OS Xing since the public beta when there was nothing but bottom (I always hide unless some app is making it buggy).
     
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  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Been using it like that since 10.1 (Puma?).
     
  7. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i didn't know someone did it recently my bad. But yeah it feels kinda weird on the side...but ima try and get used to it!
     
  8. KompleX macrumors regular

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    bottom, hidden, small, and no magnification. i find it most useful and non intrusive that way.
     
  9. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Same as me. :)

    If I ever need magnification, I just press Shift+Control. Useful if you want to have temporary magnification.
     
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  11. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i've tried hiding it before and it also felt weird...i like seeing my dock...especially sometimes if my email window or twitterific window are hidden behind other windows, i can easily see if i have an email or tweet right on my dock..there is the sound of like an email coming but sometimes i have my macbook muted depending on the environment
     
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    lol

    And same here. I haven't hidden it because I like staring at my final cut pro and MS office '08 icons =D
     
  15. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    coo thanks guys. It looks like theres no favorite on were peoples docks are.
     
  16. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    rockin the bottom, and of course hidden. no magnification
     
  17. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Work: Right side of second display, visible.
    Home: Also right side of second display, visible.
    Laptop: Left side, hidden.
     
  18. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Same here!
     
  19. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats interesting, how come you like it on the left side of ur laptop but at the right at home and work? just wondering!
     
  20. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    bottom, left (start position), sized just as the medium sized blue lights show, no magnification and no icon bouncing!
     
  21. kabunaru Guest

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    Yes, the magnification and icon bouncing really do take away resources.
     
  22. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    On the desktops, I use the left monitor as my main, and the right as a secondary for Mail, Finder, iTunes, Adium, etc. There is still space for the dock on the far right.

    However, if I place the dock on the right side of a single monitor setup, then it gets in the way of scroll bars and such. I found myself constantly accidentally calling it up, or clicking on icons instead of the scroll bar. So, off to the left it went.

    Once upon a time I had all of them along the bottom, but that is such an inefficient use of space on widescreen monitors and dual setups.
     
  23. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    how can you put it bottom left, its centered in the screen?
     
  24. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Bottom and magnified a little. I've tried left and right but they just seemed...weird...un-natural to me. I also tried hidden but again kinda weird...i found i'd usually fail to realise i had new mail or IMs frequently so i stopped hiding

    There are hacks available
     
  25. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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