DockDisks
DockDisks 1.0b5.2
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Make mounted disks appear in the Dock.   Shareware
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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,
What's New
Version 1.0b5.2:
  • DockDisks is now unsupported
  • Removed the expiration date
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jan 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
[Version 1.0b5.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jul 2004
You can also put alias of your disks on the dock and hide them via the preferences.
[Version 1.0b5.2]

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Wormwood replied on 01 Jul 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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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Mar 2004
Great stuff! It make's Panther slick!
[Version 1.0b5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jan 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.
[Version 1.0b5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Dec 2003
Patrick: What problems, specifically, are you having with DockDisks and Panther? Could you please send me a more detailed bug report?
[Version 1.0b5]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Jan 2004
My Mac didn't start anymore! That's all!
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Nov 2003
Don't use DockDisks in Panther, it will crash the system!!
[Version 1.0b4.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0b4.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0b4.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jun 2003
Excellent hack, I use it all the time
[Version 1.0b4.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jun 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 ...
[Version 1.0b4.2]


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Downloads:5,670
Version Downloads:1,581
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:01 Jul 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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