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Authored by: robg on Mar 16, '06 07:35:15AM

I realize there are three sections of each screen edge where you can place the Dock, but 24 combinations seemed like overkill for this simple survey.

Also, I know many of you probably don't use the Dock, regardless of its location. But I was interested in finding out where you keep it, not whether it's used -- unless you've gone through the effort to actually kill the Dock.

-rob.



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Authored by: darken9999 on Mar 16, '06 07:59:33AM

Visible, bottom lower-right for me. I want the trash in the same corner all the time, and the bottom interferes least with open windows.



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Authored by: jctull on Mar 16, '06 10:06:40AM

Ditto here.



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Authored by: jacobolus on Mar 16, '06 09:52:27PM

Bottom lower left, but I keep it hidden. Also, since I use path finder, making the Dock's trash useless, I have some quicksilver mouse triggers in the corner to move dragged objects to the trash, eject disks, and open the trash when I click the lower left corner.



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Authored by: jacobolus on Mar 16, '06 09:54:51PM

Ack. That should be bottom pinned right, and quicksilver actions on the bottom **right** corner. Silly me.



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Authored by: jacobolus on Mar 16, '06 10:01:25PM

Also, the only items that are permanently there are path finder, quicksilver, and the terminal. I took the regular finder icon out of the dock with TransparentDock (which I don't use for anything else, oddly). I'm not exactly sure how they take the finder out of the dock, but it's great.

Quicksilver handles most everything, while occasionally I drag documents to application icons in the dock, especially when they are of types that an application hasn't declared for itself, and so they won't use that app. in Quicksilver.



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Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Apr 01, '06 10:54:51AM

Don't drag to the trash.. use Command-Delete. It's a LOT easier!

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Butler, Butler, Sidebar, App Switcher. Did I mention Butler?
Authored by: galaher on Mar 16, '06 09:26:26AM

Whatever the set up, I've found it takes a little mental commitment to learn the new muscle memory and work habits behind a more efficient work flow. Recently as I've grown more familiar with Butler I've started using that not only to start apps but to by-pass the Application Switcher or Dock and go straight to an app (by going through the same motions as if I was launching it) as well.

I've also set my Mighty Mouse scroll pee to activate the Application Switcher, which I also use more and more. These two things have essentially replaced my Dock, with the exception of the need to drag files to apps not in my Sidebar.
Sidebar gets most of the dragging because it generally several hundred pixels closer than the Dock.

Also a down side of hiding the Dock, is it takes a while to see where an application is. This goes for the Application Switcher as well, because apps move around based on last used. I find with Butler there is no mouse and no looking around. I can activate an application or bring it to the fore with my eyes closed.

P.S. I know there have been hints to increase "Save Sheet" animation speed, but what I'd really like is to increase my Dock Unhide speed. I haven't found that on this site. Anyone?



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Dock on the right...
Authored by: tommyw on Mar 16, '06 01:14:54PM

Of course... where God intended it to be.

It's interesting that over 50% have it on the bottom in the poll.

But the comments are overwhelmingly people who have it on the right. It could simply be that the people who have thought about it, put it on the right ;o)

I don't have disk icons on my desktop. Having it on the right doesn't really work with that and you can always have them in the dock anyway.

The left interferes with work windows far too much. Ditto the bottom, for laptop owning me, it impacts far too much on the height of windows. i'd dare say a taller monitor would make the bottom more attractive alright, but now it's a physical habit of mine, I could never see me changing my habits.

But increasingly, Quicksilver is doing just that. And the dock is becoming a much less visited place.

So it's hidden.

And it only comes out when I'm not near the keyboard and my hand is already on the trackball.



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Authored by: tyip on Mar 16, '06 09:06:16PM

I think most people have it on the bottom just because it's the default and people either don't know or don't bother to change it.

I have it at the right flush bottom so that the Trash is at the correct place. It's hidden on my two laptops at home. At work where I have a huge monitor, it's in the same location but it's visible.

I think the right side is least intrusive as most windows don't open all the way to the right, and I very rarely maximize windows.



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Authored by: gteague on Mar 16, '06 09:13:06PM

me too. right bottom.

just seemed logical since i had more horizontal than vertical screen space and to pin the trash in the lower right corner.

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Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Apr 03, '06 10:05:11AM

God intended it to be on the bottom... otherwise it would come on the right as default!

Actually on the right would get in the way of various pallets in programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, and most software knows not to cover the Dock on the bottom.

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Authored by: solipsism on Mar 16, '06 02:11:37PM
Could you explain or point me in the right direction to understand the "there are three sections of each screen edge where you can place the Dock" statement?

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Authored by: ParadisePete on Mar 16, '06 05:29:00PM
Could you explain or point me in the right direction to understand the "there are three sections of each screen edge where you can place the Dock" statement?

You can pin it to either edge or let it float in the middle.

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Authored by: calum on Mar 17, '06 06:52:27AM

I suspect screen size (or at least aspect ratio) will be a factor in this that you're not capturing. It makes perfect sense to me to have the dock on the left on my widescreen Powerbook, because that still leaves plenty space for most "normal-shaped" documents. But on a 4:3 screen, I'd most likely leave it at the bottom.



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