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How to work in OS X without using the Dock
Authored by: jdhorner on Mar 20, '04 02:52:27PM

please, everyone, don't hate me for saying this, but isn't it also possible to think along these lines:

the dock does all of this stuff. why try to go to such great lengths to rid yourself of it? i have one application that takes care of everything, it's free, part of my system, etc... all without any system hacks, losing resources, or worrying about having to track fifteen different apps and upgrades, and such. not to mention worrying about what a future upgrade to OS X might do to the functionality of those apps...

just my $0.02

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How to work in OS X without using the Dock
Authored by: twalkabout on Mar 20, '04 04:56:47PM

The dock is great, but personally, I've found myself using it less and less because it became easier for me to use the other methods described above. In particlar, once I started using a launcher (e.g. LaunchBar, Butler, or Quicksilver) and Exposé/App Switcher -- then I rarely needed the dock since I was no longer using the dock for it's main purposes (app launching/switching) So I started hiding it just so I could get the extra screen space. So the point, for me, of not using the dock — is really a matter of ease and extra screen space.

Sorry, I didn't explain this very well in my hint.

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How to work in OS X without using the Dock
Authored by: profolio on Mar 21, '04 09:02:52AM

Good point..! I too try to avoid third party software that could potentially wreak havoc on my system. I find the dock to be an excellent tool especially when working on a multitude of different images in Photoshop. I often have twenty or more stored in the dock with magnification turned on so they can be easily identified and retrieved in a flash.

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How to work in OS X without using the Dock
Authored by: William McCallum on Mar 22, '04 12:48:16AM

The dock doesn't "do all these things". Some people (like me) get mouse-averse as they get older, because of repetitive stress syndrome. If I use the mouse too much I get pains in my knuckles and elbows. Things like Launchbar enable me to keep my hands on the keyboard, which does not cause the same problems. (Butler, by the way, is not as good from this point of view; it is slower than Launchbar if you try to use it as a purely keyboard-based launcher and switcher.)



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