DockDisks
DockDisks
1.0b5.2

4.1

DockDisks free download for Mac

DockDisks

1.0b5.2
01 July 2004

Make mounted disks appear in the Dock.

Overview

DockDisks is an unsupported hack that causes disks to auto-mount in the Dock. This can be handy if you want to put your dock on the right side of the screen but want to avoid the conflict for space with the disk icons on the desktop. It can also help avoid the problem of desktop icons becoming covered up by open windows.

DockDisks is a hack, and as such it is obviously not perfect. The main caveat is that the Dock is quit and relaunched when the list of disks is refreshed, because the Dock has no API for adding/removing items, and thus has to be relaunched to refresh its settings. However, DockDisks does do its job, which is to put your disks in the dock.

What's new in DockDisks

Version 1.0b5.2:
  • DockDisks is now unsupported
  • Removed the expiration date

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Anonymous
12 November 2002

Most helpful

Boo, just stick the hidden "volumes" folder from your hard drive and voila! Same thing cept its all in one folder.
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Version 1.0b4.2
Anonymous
04 January 2005
Serge's tip doesnt work multi-partitioned HDs as the Dock can only hold 2 partitions if the HD itself is partitioned in 3 or more. Workaround is make an alias of the HD partitons, drag them to the Dock, and put the aliases in your Documents folder. You might want to remove the Alias arrow via a tip at macosxhints.com. Giving each HD partiton an individual ikon helps too
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Version 1.0b5.2
Anonymous
01 July 2004
You can also put alias of your disks on the dock and hide them via the preferences.
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Version 1.0b5.2
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Wormwood
Wormwood
01 July 2004
The idea with this app was to deal with removable media. If you put a CD or USB drive in the dock, it won't disappear from it when unmounted, it will just display a "?" on it next time it is clicked. It's a pity Apple didn't make the API access to the Dock more robust by allowing adding and removing icons from it. This app worked by hacking the property list file and quitting/relaunching the Dock, a gruesome hack.
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Version 1.0b5.2
Anonymous
15 March 2004
Great stuff! It make's Panther slick!
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Version 1.0b5.1
Anonymous
23 January 2004
Although I liked the idea of this program, it does seem to have some problem with Panther. My computer slowed down, and started freezing during intensive activity.
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Version 1.0b5.1
Anonymous
01 January 2004
Patrick: What problems, specifically, are you having with DockDisks and Panther? Could you please send me a more detailed bug report?
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Version 1.0b5
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 January 2004
My Mac didn't start anymore! That's all!
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Version 1.0b5
Anonymous
14 November 2003
Don't use DockDisks in Panther, it will crash the system!!
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Version 1.0b4.5
Anonymous
21 June 2003
Thanks for giving us users an other six months to enjoy the ease of this application. Hope you will concider to give us a permanent solution in the future.
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Version 1.0b4.4
Anonymous
21 June 2003
I've always loved the idea of having CD's and disc images show up in the dock, but the fact that this has to recycle the dock any time a volume is mounted and/or ejected stinks. Apparently it's a limitation of Apple's dock. Boo. Oh well, A-Dock handles this same kind thing quite nicely.
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Version 1.0b4.4
Anonymous
20 June 2003
Excellent hack, I use it all the time
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Version 1.0b4.4
Anonymous
12 June 2003
This Software is real cool. You can click the docked drive and you can easily navigate through the contents of the drive ... I dragged my Home folder and my Application Folder into the dock to get the same cool navigation. Only problem, when you insert a CD and have minimized windows in the dock, they all get thrown out of the dock ...
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Version 1.0b4.2
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4.1

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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