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JeffLass commented on 08 Oct 2007
Why would software developers continue to spend so much time and effort developing software for Mac OS 10 that is essentially obsoleted by an OS feature that already exists, such as THE DOCK? The DOCK started out as a prominent desktop feature of the wonderful NeXT OS that has since morphed into Mac OS 10.

A similar comment was made recently about the SAPIENS software (also a circular popup menu), though which is somewhat different in that it continually adapts and changes according to app usage, and is activated with a circular motion of the mouse.

BOTH the Mac OS 10 and the Windows XP have DOCKs that enable one-click access to often-used apps. I currently have 40 favorite apps in my DOCKs on my Macs. The Mac DOCK's magnification feature is superb.

LEOPARD will be providing a DOCK feature that springs up in an arc from the DOCK to offer access to apps, utilities, and files. I have had essentially the same thing for years on my Tiger DOCKs, and it's so easy to do: (1) create a folder in the home directory and give it an appropriate name; (2) drag new folder to DOCK on the right side of the vertical separator; (3) drag aliases for desired apps and utilities into the new folder; (4) click and hold mouse on DOCK folder to reveal a popup list to quickly select from.

The following DOCK folder popups have proven very useful for me: Utilities, A/V apps, iApps, Scripts, Documents. Since the latter is already a 'provided' folder in the home directory, the DOCK version also cleverly displays a cover icon.

If the DOCK didn't already exist, then both Trampoline and Sapiens would prove to be indispensable. Still needed though are unique and deft utilities and apps that are NOT already essentially provided by Mac OS 10 ...
[Version 2.3]



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JeffLass commented on 08 Oct 2007
Why would software developers continue to spend so much time and effort developing software for Mac OS 10 that is essentially obsoleted by an OS feature that already exists, such as THE DOCK? The DOCK started out as a prominent desktop feature of the wonderful NeXT OS that has since morphed into Mac OS 10.

A similar comment was made recently about the SAPIENS software (also a circular popup menu), though which is somewhat different in that it continually adapts and changes according to app usage, and is activated with a circular motion of the mouse.

BOTH the Mac OS 10 and the Windows XP have DOCKs that enable one-click access to often-used apps. I currently have 40 favorite apps in my DOCKs on my Macs. The Mac DOCK's magnification feature is superb.

LEOPARD will be providing a DOCK feature that springs up in an arc from the DOCK to offer access to apps, utilities, and files. I have had essentially the same thing for years on my Tiger DOCKs, and it's so easy to do: (1) create a folder in the home directory and give it an appropriate name; (2) drag new folder to DOCK on the right side of the vertical separator; (3) drag aliases for desired apps and utilities into the new folder; (4) click and hold mouse on DOCK folder to reveal a popup list to quickly select from.

The following DOCK folder popups have proven very useful for me: Utilities, A/V apps, iApps, Scripts, Documents. Since the latter is already a 'provided' folder in the home directory, the DOCK version also cleverly displays a cover icon.

If the DOCK didn't already exist, then both Trampoline and Sapiens would prove to be indispensable. Still needed though are unique and deft utilities and apps that are NOT already essentially provided by Mac OS 10 ...
[Version 2.3]



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