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Authored by: digiglyphics on Mar 18, '06 07:32:52AM

I keep it at the top and after a few days of it being there I can use the track-pad on my 17" PowerBook to stop on a dime precisely where that "thin strip" of activating pixels is. It's not for everyone, or even ideal, but it's certainly not impossible to activate.

I'm actually more prone to hitting ctrl+D to make it appear when I do need it so mousing to it is all but unnecessary. And I used the hint that Robg referenced. I don't use any finder/desktop/dock enhancers.


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Right, End pinning, Visible
Authored by: pepi on Mar 19, '06 04:40:14AM

I don't keep anything in my dock. I use it for informational purposes only as to see if an app is running. Right end pinning is my preference and 16 pixel wide (The smalles I can get). The only things constantly in my Dock are the Trash (always in the same location) and the Finder. All the other items change with use.

I use LaunchBar to do my app launching and about 1000 things more. It happens to be the fastest for me, so I prefer it over Butler and QuickSilver. I also do drag & drop with the keyboard by using the DropBar extension to LaunchBar. No mousing on my powerbook 99% of the time.

Additionally I use Desktop Manager and have the Desktop Pager with minimal size on the right hand side in the top corner.

What I would really like to see is a sorting method for the dock. So the app's icons stay in the same place. My finder icon moves up and down with the apps I launch. I'd prefer to have it besides the trash so new apps come on top and running ones stay where they are. (Witt's law)

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Authored by: Tony Aguila on Mar 22, '06 09:54:08AM

The disadvantage to using Cmd-Opt-D to invoke the dock is that it will push and resize windows that happen to be in the way. Even after the dock has retracted, the affected window(s) will not move back/resize to the previous state before Cmd-Opt-D. This does not happen with the mouse.

Tony Aguila

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