Exposé requires Dock
October 14, 2003 12:14AM
edited January 2014
I don't like the dock. I map my function keys and use fruit menu.
now, I love expose. One problem is that it requires the dock to be running.
Why the **** is this??? What does the dock do for it?
Is there any way around it?
Reply 1 of 5
October 14, 2003 12:48AM
My guess... Expose asks the Dock for all windows of all apps, since it already has the information for it's contextual menus.
Reply 2 of 5
October 14, 2003 6:15AM
The Dock also has routines to scale windows, does hiding and showing of Apps and so forth. If you don't like the Dock, just hide it.
Mapping shortcuts and using variuos menu-apps like Fruit Menu makes no sense since that won't give you functionality like Drag'n'Drop. I love the Dock. Since it's mad eme many times faster that all helver apps in OS9 ever did, I cannot understand the love for such apps like Fruit menu.
Reply 3 of 5
kim kap sol
October 14, 2003 6:33AM
Like it or not, the Dock is a vital part of the OS. If you're not using the Dock, you might as well not be using OS X. It's like saying you don't like the Windows taskbar. Without the taskbar, Windows is nothing.
Reply 4 of 5
October 14, 2003 8:44AM
Windows is nothing
PS I'm using a 3rd party dock in Windows
Reply 5 of 5
October 15, 2003 12:11AM
I also use function keys, but I don't mind the dock. It's very useful for certain things (like watching CPU usage with CPU Monitor). If you don't like it, why don't you shrink it down real tiny?