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Left, small, minimal maginifcation
Authored by: acaltabiano on Mar 16, '06 05:08:22PM

Left, and I have debated the merits of EACH spot and hiding.

Reasoning: On the right, it covers the stuff saved to the desktop (I'd gladly put it over there, if when you did OS X put stuff saved to desktop on the LEFT!). The bottom is nice because then I can hide my itunes remote in the open space and nothing covers it, it doesn't cover anything else, and it makes good use of real estate. But alas, most of the things us humans work with (save for HD video content) is portrait, and putting the dock on the bottom makes those documents LESS visible, with more scrolling necessary. Now, turning on hiding nixes both these issues, but THEN I can't use my mail icon to QUICKLY see if I have new mail. Yes, I use the dock as a status monitor....

So, left is most out of the way, as nothing intrudes over there. I can set it to a small size (but not unbearable) so it's not eating up too much space, and with just a tad magnification so I can put things in and out of the dock a little easier/read the status symbols a little better.

So with it on the left side, my documents all fit on the height (PB 17"), minimal scrolling in webpages, and I can STILL fit two documents side by side with relative ease. All this, and I can also still use the dock as a status monitor (activity monitor, mail messages, etc etc)

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