What do you do with your dock?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by justind.clark, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. justind.clark macrumors member

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    I was just wondering what you guys do with your dock (i.e. where is it, how big is it, do you have it on auto hide, magnification, do you even use it). I looked around and wasn't sure which section to put this in, it is purely out of curiosity. If it is supposed to be somewhere else let me know. Oh and as for me, I usually have my dock showing in the bottom, but i use quicksilver so i don't really need it... does any one know how to completely disable the dock?
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    My dock sits at the bottom and automatically disappears, no magnification
     
  3. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    My husband is an M.D. What I do with my "doc" is none of yer business.;)

    That said, my dock demurely hides on the left side, unmagnified.
     
  4. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    My dock is at the bottom of the screen, doesn't disappear, and has magnification turned on.
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    mine lives at the bottom of the screen. Occasionally I click on it, othertimes I smile sweetly at it.

    (Programs launch faster if I click though....)
     
  6. smukkebenne macrumors member

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  7. jodelli macrumors 65816

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  8. mmzplanet macrumors regular

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    Mine is on the bottom, no hide, w/ magnification.
     
  9. durija macrumors 6502

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    Left side, since my screen is much wider than tall.
    Only a few icons needed, since I use Quicksilver a lot.
    No hiding, no magnification, fairly small footprint.
     
  10. Morod macrumors 68000

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    My dock pretty much stays in my pond where the boat is tied to it, :D
    Oh, my OS X dock. On the bottom, never hidden, with mag on. It looks good there.
    Morod
     
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  12. ejket macrumors newbie

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    I find vertical space much more valuable than horizontal, so I put my dock on the left---small, unhidden, and unmagnified.
     
  13. bunit macrumors regular

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    Bottom, Mag on, No hide. (Looks to nice to hide in my opinion.):apple:
     
  14. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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  15. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    Bottom of screen. I have it set to full magnification when I select something, and nearly as small as possible otherwise.


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    From left to right (some are custom icons):

    -Finder
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    -NetNewsWire
    -Mail
    -TextEdit
    -iCal
    -Transmission
    -Eye TV
    -Keyboard Maestro
    -Steel
    -Visual Hub
    -Handbrake
    -iChat
    -Yahoo Messenger
    -MSN Messenger
    -Quicktime (that doesn't stay there, it was just open)
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  16. Jinkst macrumors regular

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    My dock sits at the bottom of my screen, no magnification. Damn straight I use it. I'd be lost finding half the stuff I have on it if it wasn't on there, haha, I haven't had a Mac at home before and haven't used one for school/work in years.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    my dock is on the bottom, centered. auto hide and highest magnification.
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Bottom center, auto-hide and small with magnification. It works for me.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I don't like to brag but I have a huge dock. I keep it on the right side and it only comes out for special occasions.
     
  21. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    Dude do what you think looks right personally I like bottom with magnification it helps you know what you are about to click on
     
  22. kajitox macrumors 6502a

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    After a year of just having it on the bottom, I've finally switched to autohide on the bottom, and I love the extra screen space. Works especially well with Quicksilver, since you don't need to access the dock as often.

    And magnification is always fun.
     
  23. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Mine is very small at the bottom. No magnification, no hiding.
     
  24. steamed.hams macrumors 6502

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  25. ant-macyourself macrumors member

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    I've got mine on the bottom, not hidden, with a little bit of magnification. I'm very particular about my dock and if I have to use a computer that's not configured like that it just feels wrong for some reason.
     

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