sick of dock rollover effect

zozo
Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
after approx 2 years, I have turned off the dock effect when you roll over the icons.



I dunno why, but I think the "prettiness" and novelty has finally worn off. I hate 'aiming' for the icons that move etc.



aaaanyway, anyone else changed their dock habits?



and btw, since its been available, i've had it transparent (the dock that is...)
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member
    I moved it to the right side with itunes scroll thing along the bottom right.



    I always had the zooming off.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    I have never used the zoom effect, and have recently turned off the jumping animation on program load but turned it back on today.
  • Reply 3 of 22
    709709 Posts: 2,016member
    I gave up the dock for DragThing quite a while ago. Haven't looked back since.
  • Reply 4 of 22
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I have magnification turned on such that it's only at work when the Dock starts to shrink. I have the magnification size set to the same size as the regular icon size.
  • Reply 5 of 22
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    ZO same here. Used to like it but turned it off. And transparent is just better. However, for some reason, with or without magnification my Dock skips when coming up. Dunno why but it lags on my PBG4 12". Just like DVDs...Probably the infamous 10.2.4...



    Multiple Docks would be nice.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    i have it just SLIGHTLY magnify, maybe 10 pixels or something...just so there is some movement
  • Reply 7 of 22
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I turned off magnification when I got my iBook. Not because it was slow or choppy, it's usually quite smooth... it just bugs me. Much like the pinstripes.



    Now I've adopted a left-edge dock too. Gives me more vertical room for browsing, though most applications (even Apple ones) are only semi-dock aware, as in they THINK the dock will always be along the bottom edge. So they resize to perfectly fit a bottom-edge dock, but they end up being under my left-edge dock. Not a big problem, it's not that big so I can always move stuff out of the way.



    I want one of two things - either a little grabber-tab thing for extending and retracting the dock, or the ability to turn the dock off completely in favor of a different dock.
  • Reply 8 of 22
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    Dock zoom was always gei. I only have a few items, and that makes it annoying. However some of the docks on those Power of X keynotes make it clear when magnification is necessary.
  • Reply 9 of 22
    [quote]Originally posted by serrano:

    <strong>Dock zoom was always gei. I only have a few items, and that makes it annoying. However some of the docks on those Power of X keynotes make it clear when magnification is necessary.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Or if you have a cinematic display?

    It's the only time I've seen zooming come into play. I have an "old" G3 700 Graphite iMac and I have it hidden on the bottom. I might get rid of it and find a hak for a more OS 9 finder/menu type.
  • Reply 10 of 22
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>after approx 2 years, I have turned off the dock effect when you roll over the icons.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    It took you that long? I did that on the first day. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 11 of 22
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I have it still turned on. I kinda like it.



  • Reply 12 of 22
    frank_tfrank_t Posts: 428member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>I have it still turned on. I kinda like it.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>





    I'm with him i like it too....it's just one of those cool things that helps the user not get in there way as the icon goes back to small when you click on it and move the mouse away.....it's just another thing that windows people can't do... <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 13 of 22
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>I have it still turned on. I kinda like it.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    i like it but only a little like i said earlier



    its better with just a slight increase, when it gets giant, its REALLY annoying



    i think you people that dont like it would like it better if u did what i did and have it slightly increase in size...its just a nice classy amount of motion
  • Reply 14 of 22
    If you're sick of the Dock altogether and want a more OS 9 menu I found this shareware called <a href="http://www.profusionware.com/quickclick/index.php"; target="_blank">QuickClick</a>. Just downloaded it. I'll try it this weekend. Screen shot:



  • Reply 15 of 22
    agent302agent302 Posts: 974member
    Heh, after about 2 years, I actually just turned application bouncing back on. I had turned it off in 10.0 on my G3 400 cuz it was soo slow at the time. But now it works nice in 10.2.4 with a G4 667.



    And I've always had magnification on. It's pretty.
  • Reply 16 of 22
    asaphasaph Posts: 176member
    how do you make it transparent? ive been wondering this for some time now...
  • Reply 17 of 22
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    with <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=11295&db=mac"; target="_blank">Transparent Dock</a>.
  • Reply 18 of 22
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    [quote]Originally posted by Asaph:

    <strong>how do you make it transparent? ive been wondering this for some time now...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    If you a simple one you can try ClearDOck from Unsanity.



    <a href="http://unsanity.com/haxies/cleardock/"; target="_blank">http://unsanity.com/haxies/cleardock/</a>;



    As for my Dock habits, I like the zoom. I think I will keep on using it. I'm thinking about trying DragThing though. I'll see how that works out.
  • Reply 19 of 22
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by frank_t:

    <strong>





    I'm with him i like it too....it's just one of those cool things that helps the user not get in there way as the icon goes back to small when you click on it and move the mouse away.....it's just another thing that windows people can't do... <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just to let y'all know, there is an EXCELLNT OS Xdock imitation at <a href="http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/"; target="_blank">http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/</a>;



    It works really well.



    You can find extras for it and general XP customization at <a href="http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=29"; target="_blank">http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=29</a>;



    I'm kinda surprised Apple hasnt pounced on this yet. I guess once they get through their latest barrage of UI patents, we'll see the demise of this too.



    Screenshot of it:

  • Reply 20 of 22
    os10geekos10geek Posts: 413member
    Goddamn! That thing steals Aqua,too. Man am I pissed!
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