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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2003 07:09      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
Erp got me thinking with his commentary on a "virgin" dock.

Well, if your dock is not virgin, what is on it?

Mine:

Finder, Preferences, Virtual PC (yuck), Preview, Toast, iPhoto, Photoshop, iMovie, FCP 3, Address Book, Mail, Calender, iSynch, Palm Desktop, Safari, Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Calculator & Trash.

Anybody else?

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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2003 07:41      Profile for Titanium Warrior   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Lets see....

Finder, System Preferences, Suitcase, iTunes, Limewire, Mail, Proteus, Safari, Camino, MSN Exploder, Netscape, Transmit, Terminal, Network Utility, BatChmod, Sherlock, LaCie Silverkeeper, Addressbook, Stuffit Expander, Drop Stuff, Drop Zip, Seti Dockling, Cache Control, Koala Calc, Palm Desktop, MacJournal, TextEdit, VirtualPC, Quicktime Player, Roxio Toast, PhotoStickies, Preview, Image Browser, File Viewer Utility, Graphic Convertor, QuarkXPress, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, Adobe GoLive, Virex, Picture of my Golden Retriever, my Application Folder, my MS Office Folder, Download folder, Desktop folder , marketing folder from my work's network drives and finally my trash can.

Phew... when I list it out like that its a lot.

just for interest in my menus I have:
Meteorologist, Timbuktu, MenuMeters (Network, Memory usage indicators), Battery, Monitor, and one of my personal favs PTHClock

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uilleann
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2003 08:52            Edit/Delete Post 
Favourite folders (documents, REALbasic projects, music, web work, special, desktop); separator;

Finder;

Internet apps (Outlook Express, AIM, iCab, ShadowIRC, ICQ, IE 5); separator;

Music apps (SoundApp, WinampMac, MacAmp); separator;

General apps (SimpleText, lili_Pad, PictureViewer);

Productivity apps (REALbasic, ResEdit, BBEdit, Photoshop, Icon Machine III, Fetch); separator;

Server apps (Mac TCP Watcher, Stalker Internet Mail Server, MacHTTP, error acgi, MacASP);

UptimeMac; separator;

Extra stuff running - looking at this screenshot I took this morning (I'm in uni), it's GraphicConverter and MacLynx; separator;

Finally, the Desktop icon (click to hide all but Finder, right-click to browse mounted volumes) and the trash icon.

Of which, 18 of the permanent apps are running.

[Edit: Menu items? Genuine menu items are Psion MacConnect and PopChar Lite, and I had Wapp Pro show its menu for added prettiness. I also have TypeIt4Me's icon on the menu bar, but that's a hack, not a menu item]

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Icon 7 posted April 28, 2003 09:28      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Finder, Address Book, iCal, iTunes, iChat, Safari, Mail, Adobe Acrobat (full version, not the reader), Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, iBlog, iView Media Pro, Snard (great little app that helps take care of dock clutter and lets you have access to system prefs), Trash.

Menu items: iSync, iChat, Modem, Applescripts, StuffIt Magic Menu, Meterologist.

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Icon 12 posted April 28, 2003 10:11      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nuthin.
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although there used to be a blue heron. :-)
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2003 10:27            Edit/Delete Post 
Too funny!

Mine's pretty uncluttered.. for now. Did a clean install last weekend.

quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Nuthin.

although there used to be a blue heron. :-)


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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2003 14:36      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My Dock is really quite sparse - I rather like it that way. It consists of:
Finder guy, X11, Safari, Xterm (my special launcher), Gaim (my special launcher) | Home, a spring loaded folder with my most frequently used Apps (including subfolders to Applications, Utilities, and Developer), Pictures (mainly to be a drop target), Trash.

P.S. My Dock is on the right side, a carryover from when I was running KDE on there as well, but I've come to like it more that way.

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rw

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http://home.earthlink.net/~khr/rw-dock.png
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GameMaster
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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2003 09:22      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
P.S. My Dock is on the right side, a carryover from when I was running KDE on there as well, but I've come to like it more that way.

My "dock" is on the right as well... I use KDE, I keep it relitivly clean. I have the main menu, Netscape, Terminal, Home, the desktops, and the kdict applet.

Along the bottom I have the taskbar applet (which I like because I am stuck useing winDOZE NT at school and Win 98SE on the other computer at home) and typically keep that app hidden (unless I amdoing major multitasking).

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Icon 6 posted April 29, 2003 21:00      Profile for Mindzeye5   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Let's see...
Finder, Mail, Safari, iChat or AIM, iTunes, System Prefs, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, CodeWarrior IDE, TextEdit, Stickies
A folder with aliases to a bunch of other apps
Applications
my HD
Trash

menu items: iChat, AppleScript, iSync, Monitors, Airport, Volume, Battery, Clock

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DigitalBill

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Icon 1 posted April 30, 2003 19:45      Profile for DigitalBill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
ah... what the heck...

  • Finder
  • System Prefs
  • Mail.app
  • Camino (nee Chimera)
  • Safari
  • iTunes (4 - the pretty green one)
  • LaunchBar
  • AddressBook
  • DragThing
  • CPU Monitor
  • Terminal (!)
  • iChat
  • Snak
  • NetNewsWire
  • Sherlock
  • Watson
  • -divider-
  • Andromeda (Hard Drive Icon)
  • Apps Folder
  • Home Folder
  • Downloads Folder
  • Work Projects Folder
  • Trash

Then add on a regular day, in varying combinations:

  • Filemaker
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photostickies (webcam viewer/recorder)
  • ImageReady
  • InDesign
  • BBEdit
  • Keynote
  • Internet Explorer

Whew!

=DB

...good thing i have a 17" megabook!...

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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2003 11:30      Profile for MacintoshGeek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Finder
LaunchBar
EIMSX Server
Quicken
Camino
Safari
Mail
SpamFire
Fire
iChat
Snak
NetNewsWirePro
AddressBook
CodeWarrior
TK3 Reader
TK3 Author
iPhoto
BBEdit
Graphic Converter

Whew, small icons [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2003 21:03      Profile for alphacomp   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Let's see....

-Finder
-Mail
-RealOne Player
-iChat
-Wings 3d
-iTunes 4
-Photoshop 7
-Strata 3d
-Safari
-Sherlock
-System Preferences
-OmniDictionary
-Appleworks 6
[email protected]
-Calculator
-iNotePad
-Starcraft
-Classic Startup
-Preview
and Finally....
-Trash

*whew*

-alphacomp

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Icon 2 posted May 09, 2003 19:58      Profile for TouchStone     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Finder
CPU Monitor
Backup
Mail
iChat
Sherlock
iTunes
Safari
IE
iPhoto
Preview
iCal
Stickies
Address Book
Quicken Deluxe 2000 (yes, in Classic [Frown] )
TextEdit
MacJournal
OmniOutliner
OmniGraffle
Project Builder
Terminal
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Folder with Aliases to other Apps
Home
Trash

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Icon 10 posted May 12, 2003 15:30      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm stuck at work here, myself. But if I recall my beloved G4 (as opposed to my wife's G4 or our tibook), it goes like this:

Finder
System Preferences
Mail
Sherlock
Safari
iTunes
iMovie
iPhoto
iChat
iDVD
Calculator
Palm Desktop
Ircle
SETI
Terminal
ProjectManager
gVim
(and as of tonight) Photoshop 7

-WS

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I have, for what it's worth: Finder (given);Eudora; Safari; iCab; InternetExplorer; Bad Cookie; Sherlock; QT Player; iTunes; Fetch; Xbench; SystenOptimizer; Terminal; Photoshop Elements; iPhoto; ImageBrowser; EyeTV; NetBarrier; Virex; Cocoa eFax; AppleWorks; TextEdit; Writer; BBedit; SaferiCookieCutter; Geammarian; and| Trash (another given).
Dock is on the bottom of the screen and in hidden mode.

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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2003 14:51      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know this is an old post, but I really wanted to answer it -- forgive please?

My big box dock...

Finder.... Mail.... Addresses.... Safari.... IE.... ircle 3.1.... iPhoto.... iTunes.... iMovie.... iDVD.... Calculator.... Sherlock.... System Preferences.... Preview.... Bejeweled.... (it's about to resume its place)Alchemy.... [email protected]_OSX.... iChat.... Diablo II (Battle.net, expansion)


Itanium Dock

Finder.... System Preferences.... Addresses.... AppleWorks 6.... TextEdit.... iCal.... Mail.... ircle 3.1.... Safari.... IE.... iChat.... Calculator.... iTunes.... iPhoto.... Maya.... [email protected]_OSX.... Diablo 2.... Yahoo! Messenger (which won't GO AWAY!!)

Jess

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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2003 20:19            Edit/Delete Post 
What do you mean "won't go away"? A bug in Mac OS X is preventing you from deleting the Dock icon?

Hmm... anyone here tried A-Dock X for Mac OS X? I'd play with it at uni except that it needs Jaguar and our G4 iMacs only run 10.1.5.

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Icon 1 posted May 20, 2003 11:30      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
What do you mean "won't go away"? A bug in Mac OS X is preventing you from deleting the Dock icon?

Hmm... anyone here tried A-Dock X for Mac OS X? I'd play with it at uni except that it needs Jaguar and our G4 iMacs only run 10.1.5.

Thanks, I will look into that! [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 20, 2003 11:36      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That adock doesn't seem to do anything that the dock doesn't. Or am I missing something...
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littlefish:
If I knew, I'd not be asking :)

A-Dock is a dock for classic, and offers a few cool features not found in the X Dock - dimmed icons for hidden apps, ctrl-opt-cmd-click for quit, ctrl-opt-click for hide app, hide/hide others/show all in the context menu, a submenu for Finder info/show original and access to all folders in the app's path. Plus separators, other keyboard shortcuts (all customisable) including one for "hide all other apps" and the option to exclude items from the Dock so that the don't waste screen space. Also, a single click for hiding all apps but the Finder. Customisable order for non-favourites. Skins. Choice of fonts to use.

And even cuter - a) I can dock it under the menu bar as well as left/right/bottom, and b) advanced alignment control - I can align it center to the screen (horiz. or vert.) and it will expand in both directions, or if I align it off centre (you can drag it across the screen up/down or left/right) it will expand on the side/top/bottom that is towards the centre (this is hard to explain). Mine is off to the left, next to the ICQ floater, to make expand to the right, so that the screen positions of my favourites never change as I load non-favourite apps. (Then to the right goes WinampMac :)

For a list of windows in an app in the context menu, Wapp Pro also needs to be installed.

When I came to use the Dock in 10.1.5 I was most dismayed, and really longed for the keyboard shortcuts, contextual menu items and other features that I am accustomed to here.

I have not used A-Dock X nor the Jaguar Dock, so I don't know what X users get now, from either program.

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Icon 1 posted May 21, 2003 15:57      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Fair enough, I just saw the page for the osx version. I don't do anything fancy with my dock anyway.
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And that's not just because it never had any features to begin with and you're still used to that?
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Icon 1 posted May 22, 2003 09:08      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I guess I just have low expectations... [Wink]

I have all the programs I want to hand on my dock, too boring to list, and for anything else I have the apps folder in too. I like things fairly uncluttered, and I don't like the dock hiding/showing itself. Whenever I go near the side/bottom it pops out and distracts me.

I only ever have one or two apps "running" at one time, and by running, I mean active windows- the others are in the dock or closed, so switching between apps is just a matter of clicking the window I want to see, or minimising it to the dock.

Itunes is permanently running, and control of that is just a right click away. My extreme right click (5-button trackball) is set for cmd-N, so a new window/document is easy to open (actually probably my most used action is a left click on the desktop, and extreme right for new finder window. The extreme left is set for enter, to dismiss dialog boxes quickly.

So, no, I don't think extra functionality for the dock would change the way I work too much. I think that I need to see everything I'm working on, and task switching with the dock is the easiest way for me. Of course if I used a laptop with an inferior pointing device, I might change my mind.

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Well, as I mentioned, I run a lot of stuff at once. I like to go to bed with the purple glow of my desktop picture in the room, but otherwise I rarely see the desktop for it being layered with application windows ;) I think I can even forget that I have a picture there at all.

What I thus appreciate is ctrl-opt-click in A-Dock to hide non-current applications, for when I see one interleaved between two apps that I want to see at once.

Further, I wish that the Desktop was not part of the Finder, such that I could Hide Others and still get access to the desktop (without 10-15 Finder windows all over it - even windowshaded ones tend to sit on top of useful icons)

I have to admit that the Windows method of window management is to some extent superior to Apple's, with the exception of zoom (though many programmers cannot give a rat's arse about zoom, which annoys me; and with REALbasic I can't even try to use zoom correctly as REAL Software themselves don't care about it - I complained about this in RB 3 days and 5 still doesn't handle zoom - appalling!)

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