New to the platform, any answers to any of the following questions appreciated. No particular order. (pb g4 15" 1.33 10.3.4). 1. Updating software always results in the HD being automatically optimised which can be lengthy - is this necessary? 2. Can the icons in the dock be re sized/made smaller? 3. When using find (apple F) and "search everywhere" I still get no results if item is in trash, in fact it seems much less reliable and slower than using sherlock in os9. Is there an alternative app for searching files? 4. I have bought a copy of Cocktail, what do other users suggest as a good utility tool for osx (seeming as Norton is universally panned) including an "unerase" option? 5. In os9 when choosing the apple menu and "about this computer" I was given a display of what proportion of the systems memory was being used by opened apps - is there a version of this for osx? Thanks for taking time out to read and thanks in advance for any advice offered.