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[Editor's note: I've revised the below hint to reflect the really easy way to place URL's in the dock (as described in the comments), but I've left the contributed hint in the body for context and the truly adventurous!]

Ever wonder how to put a URL in the dock, like Apple's Mac OS X Feedback URL? Here's the easy way - drag them to the right side of the dock from any of the OS X browsers. Read the rest of the message for a method of creating them with an editor.

Here's how to make a custom one:
  1. Use PList (or the terminal) and go to com.apple.dock.
  2. Find the "persistent-others"
  3. Go into the 0 item and "tile-data"
  4. You'll see label and url. Change the label to whatever, then change the URL's _CFURLString to the URL you want.
You'll need to KILL the dock for these changes to take effect... but when you relaunch the dock (move your cursor to the bottom of the screen), you'll have a URL link in your Dock!
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Dock URLs
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 18, '00 01:19:25AM

I'm sure the hint here works. BUT, if you just drag a URL from OmniWeb into the dock, it puts one there for you. Click on the little blue arrow-thingy next to the address bar in OmniWeb, drag it down to the dock, and bingo! New URL.

Have not tried with IE, but imagine it probably works there as well.



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Dock URLs
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 18, '00 02:07:56AM

One think was very usefull and very "MAC" in Mac OS 9:drag and drop. You'll have to try it
once! It works less perfectly in OS X, but I hope Apple will make it more like it originaly was.



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Dock URLs
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 18, '00 08:17:54AM

Dragging a URL to the dock also works in iCab! (Much nicer then fooling around in *cough*PrefEdit*cough*)
-Excalibur



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