For Those About to Dock!: Mac OS X Docking Miracles Made Easy
- Dragging from the Dock, Not to It
- The One-Click Trick to Moving the Dock
- Freaky Movie Dock Trick
- Access System Preferences Directly from the Dock
- Keep an Eye on Things, Live from the Dock
- The Giant App Switcher Does More Than Just Switch
- Instant Dock Resize
- For Those Who Don't Want to Hide
- Yellow Minimize Button Too Small? Try This!
- Automatically Hiding the Dock
- Accidentally Launched a Program? Un-Launch It
- Keeping a Running App in the Dock After You Quit
- Unloading the Dock
- Get Right to the File You Want
- Folders to Add to Your Dock
- Force Quitting from the Dock
- Shortcut to Your Applications
- Getting Rid of Extra Windows While You Work
- How to Close a Finder Window in the Dock
- Bringing Home Lost Sheep: Finding Docked Originals
- Stop the Bouncing. I Beg You!
- Make One Active, and Hide the Rest
- Freaky Genie Effect
- Snapping Dock Sizes
- Minimizing Multiple Windows at Once
- Open Documents By Dragging Them to the Dock
- Stop the Icons from Moving
- Full-Speed Docking By Losing the Genie!
- Forcing a Document on an App
You have to hand it to Apple: When it comes to application launching and switching, they have created the Venus de Milo of application launchers and switchers with Mac OS X's Dock. Okay, that just sounds weird. How about “the crème de la crème” of launchers and application switchers? Nah, it just doesn't sound sexy enough to describe all the really cool things the Dock lets you do. Okay, how about this: “When it comes to doing it, the Dock totally rocks!” Nah, that sounds too “Eminem.” Instead, perhaps we should look at the word “Dock” itself. It's clearly a derivative of the popular Latin phrase “One, two, three o-clock, four o-clock, Dock,” which, if memory serves me correctly, is inscribed on the torch held high by Lady Liberty in New York Harbor (and Lady Liberty was presented to the United States by French Prime Minister Bill Haley, around five, six, seven o'clock).
DRAGGING FROM THE DOCK, NOT TO IT
In this chapter, we're always talking about dragging files and folders to the Dock, but you can also drag from the Dock (out to your desktop or to an open window) by first holding the Command key, then dragging. Want to make an alias of a Dock icon? Just hold Command-Option and drag the docked file to the window you want, and it creates an alias. In fact, most of the things you can do within a window (copying a file, creating an alias, etc.) can be done from the Dock, as long as you start with the Command key.