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post #1 of 46
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Where do you put your dock?

Hidden? Magnification? Left? Right? Bottom?

Inquiring minds would like to know.
post #2 of 46
Always visible, at the bottom...just seemed like the most sensible, and I was tired of having it hidden...it just pissed me off.
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post #3 of 46
Always at the bottom. Sometimes i hide it when i want more screen-estate, but I tend to turn hiding of after a while as it pisses me of as well after some time.
post #4 of 46
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Originally posted by mynamehere
Always visible, at the bottom...just seemed like the most sensible, and I was tired of having it hidden...it just pissed me off.

Yes.

My old Ti PowerBook has it hidden because the resolution -- 1152x768 -- is so low. But on my 20" display I keep it visible all the time so I don't have to deal with it constantly sliding in and out. Annoying!
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post #5 of 46
Left and hidden. No accidentally hitting it when going for resize widget on windows this way. Also don't have to worry about "bad apps" that size their windows below the dock making access to some of the window impossible.

Hidden because the size of an iBook screen is quite small; every pixel counts.
post #6 of 46
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Originally posted by dutch pear
Always at the bottom. Sometimes i hide it when i want more screen-estate, but I tend to turn hiding of after a while as it pisses me of as well after some time.

Same here. On a 15" Ali PB.
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post #7 of 46
On my iBook, hidden.
On my 20" iMac, large, in charge, and visible. Bottom, of course.

Hint: Option-Command-D makes your dock hidden/showing.
post #8 of 46
Left and visible.
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post #9 of 46
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Originally posted by Kickaha
Left and visible.

Ditto
post #10 of 46
Right side, up top. Always visible on my work iMac G5, hidden on my personal PB G4 12"
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post #11 of 46
I always place my dock on the bottom, since the aspect ratio of computer monitors, particularly wide-screen monitors such as the one on my powerbook, provides the user with more horizontal space than vertical having the dock on the bottom lets you access it with much less mouse movement. I change the visibility regularly based on what I'm doing with the computer, but I usually leave it hidden.
post #12 of 46
bottom right. always visible, 16x16 icon size, NO ALIASES, so it ONLY shows running apps and minimized windows. heck, at that size, you can't see the "application running black triangle" anyway. I then use Dragthing to be by app launcher slide-out drawer on the screen side.
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post #13 of 46
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Originally posted by akheron01
I always place my dock on the bottom, since the aspect ratio of computer monitors, particularly wide-screen monitors such as the one on my powerbook, provides the user with more horizontal space than vertical having the dock on the bottom lets you access it with much less mouse movement. I change the visibility regularly based on what I'm doing with the computer, but I usually leave it hidden.

Interesting how people see the same things differently. For the same reasons as you as far as vertical and horizontal, I keep my dock on the left. My reasoning is there is now more vertical space for web pages and documents. Most documents are vertical in nature, so I feel like I am cutting off the document by using that space for a dock. But to each their own as they say.
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post #14 of 46
bottom, visible, with slight magnification on.
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post #15 of 46
I've got mine at the bottom, without any magnification (it's so annoying!!) and set at half the default size due to my 12" screen.

"Post a screenshot of your dock" should be the next question/thread
post #16 of 46
bottom, always visible, no magnification
edit: added a picture
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post #17 of 46
Bottom, hidden, no magnification. I've got a 12" PB, so screen real estate is at a premium.
post #18 of 46
Right side, very slight magnification, not hidden.

I need the space at the bottom for QuicKeys Toolbar.

The toolbar holds all my QuicKeys macros for:

- typing userID, tab, password, and enter for logging in at those "helpful" websites that disable Safari's Autofill (most banks, etc)

- inserting pairs of quote and unquote tags and bolding and italicizing selected text in forum posts

- muting the speaker when Air America Radio's stream goes to commercial and plays the damn identical Muzak over and over

- typing a carriage return when my keyboard isn't on my lap since the damn address bar in Safari doesn't have a "go" button

- a "Wiki" macro for doing a Wikipedia lookup on whatever text is selected in Safari (next on the list is a "add 'http:/ /' to the selected text and Google it - Safari doesn't recognize "www.xxx.com" as a URL unless it has the freaking "http:/ /" on it, so you have to Google the "www.xxx.com" and then tell Google yes, that is the website I want)

- invoking Snapz Pro so I don't have to reach up and get a hernia pulling the keyboard down onto my lap

- zooming in and out, although I made the fourth mouse button do that as a toggle using QuicKeys together with USB Overdrive
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post #19 of 46
On the side of the house with the least wind and the deepest water for my boat.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #20 of 46
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
On the side of the house with the least wind and the deepest water for my boat.

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post #21 of 46
I put it next to my TV, on top of my mini hi-fi receiver.

Only wish the Apple Universal Dock had TV menu display and the remote had full clickwheel access.
post #22 of 46
bottom, visible, with slight magnification on
post #23 of 46
On my PM G5 visible on the right, on my TiBook visible on the bottom. Both computers are in dual display setups.
post #24 of 46
Powermac G5: Left or bottom, unhidden, with magnification on.

iBook G3: Left or bottom, unhidden with magnification off.
post #25 of 46
on the bottom hidden.

Windows that are full screen look crap when there is a dock always on the bottom
post #26 of 46
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Originally posted by r3dx0r
bottom, always visible, no magnification
edit: added a picture

What is the rubber ducky?

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Folowing my jest above, a serious answer: at the bottom, hidden.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #27 of 46
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
What is the rubber ducky?

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Folowing my jest above, a serious answer: at the bottom, hidden.

Looks like Adium
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post #28 of 46
Left, hidden always. 12" PowerBook rev A, it's a tiny screen gotta hide that thing. Now it's habitual, even on bigger screens at work I put it left and hidden.
post #29 of 46
Roght bottom corner, always visible. Doesnt take up much space, and very convenient placed close to desktop icons.
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post #30 of 46
12" iBook with 24" external display on the right side. Dock on the right, pinned to the top. Very small magnification for visual feedback. Size such that the Dock almost covers the height of the screen and gives the biggest possible click targets. When I'm away from home, once in a while I hide the Dock to get more space.
post #31 of 46
Hidden bottom, full magnification!!



p.s. if you put it on the left, always visible, you must be a recent switcher!
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post #32 of 46
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Originally posted by Ireland
Hidden bottom, full magnification!!



p.s. if you put it on the left, always visible, you must be a recent switcher!

what makes you say that? i have mine that way... and i've had my Ti PB since it was new...
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post #33 of 46
Generally Bottom and always Visible. Occasionally hidden temporarily, depending on what's going on with the rest of the screen at the moment, but always return to always visible when the task is completed 8).
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post #34 of 46
Right, always on, and slightly magnified.
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post #35 of 46
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Originally posted by MiG
what makes you say that? i have mine that way... and i've had my Ti PB since it was new...

Just a bit of sarcasm.
You know the way Windows users always put thier icons up the left.
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post #36 of 46
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
[B]What is the rubber ducky?

It could be Adium, but it also looks like Cyberduck.
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post #37 of 46
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Originally posted by Ireland
Just a bit of sarcasm.
You know the way Windows users always put thier icons up the left.

That's where they default to. Or you could be me, and have 3 icons: My Computer, My Network Places and Recycle Bin...and all with a G5 theme.

Come to think of it, the dock is more like the QuickStart bar in Windows (slightly to the right of the strt button)...at THE BOTTOM.

God, that was pointless.
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post #38 of 46
Mmm...

Pointless...
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post #39 of 46
Bottom right, hidden.

I like having it locked to the corner as that way the Trash is always in the corner, no matter how many apps I have open.

Now if I want to delete something I just drag it into the corner and let go.
post #40 of 46
bottom w/ minimal magnification.

locked?... how do you do that?!
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