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Restore your dock pinning and orientation Apps
If you have enabled your dock to be moved to corners and sides (see Move and corner your dock), one of the small annoyances is that the pinning and orientation revert to bottom middle after a logout or restart.

I noticed this morning that Frank Vercruesse has released DockLock 1.0, which exists solely to restore your preferred dock pinning and orientation settings automatically.

Until Apple decides whether to officially support pinning and orientation, this seems like the best solution for those that prefer their dock in positions other than bottom middle. I tested it, and it does exactly what it claims to do.
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Works like a charm
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Jul 01, '01 10:55:05PM

I tried the app and it seems to act like a charm. When I logged back in the first time I thought that it did not work as the dock showed up back at the bottom of the screen, but it soon moved back up to where it belonged :-)



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One minor caveat
Authored by: thinkyhead on Jul 02, '01 03:09:28AM
In order to work this application has to patch the Dock application file located in the /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS directory. Before it does this it gives a warning, and it's a good one to heed. Make a backup of this file before you let DockLock patch it. A nice feature if DockLock would make the backup for you and allow you to restore it later if the patched Dock has any issues.


cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS
sudo tar -czf Dock.tgz Dock


Nice site, just wish I could somehow get those < and > characters to show up!

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