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Not over restarts?
Authored by: macavenger on Mar 24, '01 09:43:28PM

I have read in reliable sources that the position you choose is not saved over restarts. The menu remains, however, so it is easy to reset.

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Not over restarts?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 24, '01 10:38:14PM

I can confirm that the dock reverts to the bottom center upon reboot.
But, since theoretically MacOS X should rarely need rebooting....
(Yeah, same for Windows2000, but I have to reboot that every couple of days on my PC at work. NT ran for months...)


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easier to hack in 9.1
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 25, '01 09:48:33AM

This hack works like a charm, and I found it is much easier to boot into 9.1, view the contents of (same as X, just control click and edit away. no unix read only and permission problems to deal with.

There was a trick with older builds that let you edit a preference from the terminal, something like :

defaults write orientation Left

which was removed from later builds. anbody know the the actual command that makes this work with the dock from osx final?

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This is that hack..
Authored by: robg on Mar 25, '01 11:00:54AM

bobo - The above edits give you a new pop-up menu in the dock with the option to align the dock left, center, or right. Except Apple calls it "pin", and they say "start", "center", and "end".

Or were you asking something different?

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This is that hack..
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 25, '01 11:21:38AM

I got the menu hack working fine, but when I restart, the dock goes back to the bottom center. Its easy enough to fix, the menu's still there, and its rock solid stable so far so i won't have to restart much.

on some of the builds between PB and 10.0, you could supposedly change the default behavior of the dock with a terminal command like the one i posted. this doesn't work on 10.0, but i was wondering if anyone knew of a similar command for 10.0 that would, for example, make the dock orient at the right and pin at the end as a default.

again, not a huge deal. i had the dock on the right for less tha a day. its back on the bottom until osx windows do a better job of detecting the dock and not sticking scroll bars and drag tabs behind it.

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Not over restarts?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 25, '01 03:54:51PM

Anyone have a guess why this was not the default behavior since
it seems as this was a major gripe

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Not over restarts?
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 04, '01 10:25:11AM

The information about your choice is saved in your Dock plist,
~/Library/Preferences/ and can be seen with the
defaults tool:

owens% defaults read pinning

Don't know why the Dock ignores it. . .

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