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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintTo use the old-style contextual menus when you click-and-hold on an application's icon in the Dock (i.e. how it worked in 10.5 and earlier), type the following two commands in Terminal (don't type the $):

defaults write com.apple.dock show-expose-menus -bool no; killall Dock

All credit for this hint goes to Jeff Johnson of Lap Cat Software, who blogged about the solution. This hint is a significant update to this one, which pointed out you can use Control-click to get the old-style contextual menus.

[robg adds: To undo this behavior, you can either change no to yes in the above command, or delete the key entirely with defaults delete com.apple.dock show-expose-menus; killall Dock.]
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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: R3negade on Nov 05, '09 01:36:56PM

lol There is no $.

Anyway this tip is really useful. Thanks



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: timcrawf on Nov 05, '09 02:01:59PM

Yahoo! You win. It was my tip about the control-click, where I also set the challenge to find this, so I guess I owe you something.



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: Pyrrhus on Nov 05, '09 03:22:14PM

Thanks for this great hint, the Exposť thing was driving me crazy, and I don't see why they implemented this in SL.



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: akuma-x on Nov 05, '09 03:55:13PM

Thank you for posting this hint.
The lack of click and hold in the Dock was driving nuts.



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: thyvillageidiot on Nov 07, '09 09:32:47PM

What kind of behavior does this evoke exactly?



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: excarnate on Nov 08, '09 07:44:31AM

I wondered, too, what this did. Try
defaults read com.apple.dock show-expose-menus
and see if you get "The domain/default pair of (com.apple.dock, show-expose-menus) does not exist".

If so, you probably see what these people want already. To see the new behavior, that I wasn't seeing, try
defaults write com.apple.dock show-expose-menus -bool yes; killall Dock
then click-hold on something running in the dock.

I kinda like the new behavior, I switched it on permanently, especially since a right click gives me one-click access to the old way.



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: elspub on Nov 09, '09 02:32:52PM

10.6.2 this is now unnecessary. Dock Expose now does both. Click and hold on an app's dock icon and it activates Expose for that app AND show's the app's standard contextual menu



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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: Swordfish on Nov 09, '09 04:46:13PM
I installed 10.6.2. I click and hold but I only see the minimal Quit-Hide-Options menu .

Could you post a screenshot or describe how you get Dock Exposť and the full contextual menu simultaneously?

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10.6: Display contextual menus on Dock click-and-hold
Authored by: MacUser06 on May 04, '10 05:01:32AM

I simply love invoking Expose with the click and hold!

How can you do such a thing??

:-)



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