(Based on this Windows Taskbar thread.)
Mac OS X users, what’s in your dock? I have, from left to right:
Adobe Reader 6.0
From top to bottom: (left side of the screen) from memory as I’m at work:
Sherlock (or whatever it’s called now)
Oh, there’s more. I’ll update when I get home.
I’m one of the Dockless ones. I suppose something’s in it (the Trash can if nothing else) but I wouldn’t know, it’s never running long enough for me to notice.
Hmm… from memory:
Transmit (best FTP client)
Address Book (unused, but I’ve not removed it for some reason)
I keep the dock on the left side of the screen. With a wide screen iMac, that just seems the best place for it.
Mine’s left to right. My screen’s only 1024x768, else it’d be on the left.
Finder, iTunes, Quicktime Player, VLC, System Preferences, HP Scanner, Image Capture (for the digicam), TextEdit (my HTML editor), AppleWorks, GraphicConverter, Preview (bye bye Acrobat Reader!), JediKnight2 (IRC, though I never use it), Poisoned, Safari, iChat.
I’ll let you know on Thursday…my iBook left Sacramento this morning.
it’s like christmas, I tell ya! Christmas!
Mine’s on the right side of the screen; there isn’t much room at the bottom, and somehow the right feels more natural; maybe it’s because the mouse is on the right.
Age of Mythology
Harry Potter & the POA
Age of Empires
Mine used to be on the right, but since I got a second monitor (flat panel Apple Cinema Display! Woo hoo!), I moved it to the bottom. Too long to move the mouse all the way to the right of the second monitor to reach the dock…
Final Cut Pro
iChat (don’t know why; never use it)
Address Book (ditto)
HP scanner software
Right side, top to bottom:
NewsMac (RSS reader/Palm news scraper)
iPhoto Library Manager
Palm Applications folder
Home directory folder
Scratch directory folder
I use DragThing so pretty much ALL of my apps are in play. I divide them by use (all of my video editing apps on one tab, my internet related apps on another etc…).
I love DragThing…been a user for a long time.
My Mac is my work computer, so it’s kinda dull.
Bottom, from left: Finder, Outlook Express, Word, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Olympus Utility, AppleWorks, Acrobat Reader, iTunes, Sherlock, Trash.
I am a left side of the screen dock guy myself.
My dock just has the standard apps that come with OS X…since I just got my iMac a couple weeks ago and am still working on customizing it, getting software, etc. My first Mac!!!
And to be honest, I know how to add stuff to the Dock, but not how to remove stuff! Looks like I’ll be playing with the Dock when I get home.
I am surprised by the number of people that don’t have GarageBand in their Dock. Outside of setting up my mail and iTunes Library, GarageBand is the only thing I used so far and I love it. Incredibly easy and fun!
Drag an icon from the dock to the trash can to remove it from the dock.
I have mine arranged so that each icon is visually distinct from the ones on either side of it, to decrease the chance of mis-clicking.
Finder (blue square)
System Preferences (white square–here the system broke down a bit)
TexShop (brown triangle)
Mail (Blue square)
Firefox (orange and blue circle)
X Windows (White square)
Powerpoint (orange P)
iTunes (Gray circle)
Skychart (Black square)
Interwrite PRS (purple circle)
TeaTimer (White, uh . . . teacup-shaped)
I swap stuff in and out of my dock constantly, according to what my current project/obsessions are.
God, I don’t know if I want to type this all out or not, but what the hell…
xJournal (LJ Client)
Dreamweaver MX (2004 doesnt like to do databases for me)
Flash MX 2004
DVD Studio Pro
Final Cut Pro
Remote Desktop Admin
Windows Remot Desktop Viewer
Phew…after typing that I think I need to clean it up a bit.
Actually you don’t have to drag it to the trash. Simply drag it off the dock and it poofs into a cloud of dust and goes away.
IIRC, mine has:
IE (my online banking only works with IE)
Alias to the Applications Folder.
(I’m a Windows user, but I use Objectdock. Hopefully that’s OK)
My Documents (folder)
Play GTA III
Shortcut to SimCity4.exe
Shortcut to gta-vc.exe (GTA Vice City)
Shortcut to celestia.exe (Celestia)
CHARMAP.EXE (Windows Character Map)
CALC.EXE (Windows Calculator)
NOTEPAD.EXE (Windows Notepad)
CHIPS.EXE (Chips Challenge)
fceu.exe (FCE Ultra)
So, Meros, how do you like your 30-inch monitor?
Here’s mine, along the bottom:
System Preferences (I know, I can go to the Apple menu instead, I just like it here.)
Conversation (IRC client, exclusively for #straightdope)
NewsFire (good RSS reader)
and two temporary entries:
Reunion 7 (OS 9 genealogy software)
BTV Carbon (for watchin’ TV)
Left to right (with Dock on the bottom), the chosen icons on my dock are:
Adium (IM client)
Audio Recorder (a simple live .mp3 recorder for spoken word recordings)
Brickhouse (Firewall GUI app)
EscapePod (frozen app zapper)
Fugu (sFTP client)
JEdit (java based text editor I’m trying out)
Name That iTune! (A fun little game)
Snap n’Drag (screenshot app)
VLC (media player)
Wiretap (streaming audio recorder)