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Giles Turnbull looks at what’s on the

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 30, 2003

Giles Turnbull looks at what’s on the Dock of a few OS X users for O’Reilly. I’m in there, near the bottom

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clappstarOct 01, 2003 at 12:04AM

You like it near the bottom.

VOct 01, 2003 at 2:32AM

i still don’t like the dock…i never use it…it’s like a popularity contest for applications and files…”you made the big show, you’re in the dock now”…os9 style, if you know how to setup the apple menu items properly (which can be done in osx), suits me just fine…

jOct 01, 2003 at 9:15AM

except you can’t drag onto items in the Apple Menu

AndrewOct 01, 2003 at 10:34AM

Jason’s only Dock complaint is this: “One of the worst usability aspects of the Dock is that it’s anchored in the middle. So when you launch an app that you don’t already have in the Dock or minimize a window, it shifts everything over and messes with your muscle memory.”

I hate that, too. That’s why I use Tinkertool . It lets you set the start position of the Dock along with other nice changes including transparent icons for hidden applications.

StewartOct 01, 2003 at 11:33AM

j: except you can’t drag onto items in the Apple Menu

True, but there’s this great little utility called FruitMenu from Unsanity that lets you add items to the Apple Menu by right-clicking on them. Also lets you customize the Apple Menu a milion ways to Sunday. It’s one of the few bits of OS X shareware I’ve actually paid for so far…that, and the aforementioned TinkerTool.

SchmeldingOct 01, 2003 at 11:50PM

LaunchBar it where it’s at. Way better than menus and docks and icons and stuff. It rox.

SchmeldingOct 01, 2003 at 11:50PM

Er, it = is.

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