The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Moving the Dock!

It is pretty well known that you can resize the Dock by clicking on the line between the trash and the application icons and dragging it left or right (up or down if your dock is on either side). One of the things that is even better is that you can hold down "Shift" while clicking on that divider. It will let you drag the dock at the left or at the right of the screen . Changing the location of the Dock can already be done in System Preferences, but this way is much quicker if you want to change it often. There are some applications that it is actually better to have it on the side, while some works better with the Dock on the bottom.


Blogger Bob Woods said...

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July 9, 2007 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Bob Woods said...

This tip came in just as I was looking for some way to move my dock easily and quickly. Unfortunately the shift-click doesn't work on my machines (intel or PPC)....oh well. Thanks anyway.

July 9, 2007 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Frederic Tremblay said...

It worked on every Mac I tried. You have to drag the mouse completely to the left or the right.


July 9, 2007 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

very cool tip as usual, Macgeek!

July 9, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Jeff Talbot said...

Great tip!

Also, if people want more dock options w/o opening the preferences plane, you can ctrl-click that line MacGeek referenced and a nice little menu appears with some common preferences, as well as a shortcut to the full dock preferences.

Thanks MacGeek!

July 9, 2007 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger bootlessjam said...

You be a bit aggressive when you drag the mouse to make the dock move.

I often also use COMMAND-option-D to hide or unhide the dock quickly.

July 10, 2007 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Luke R said...

What an awsome tip. I am really getting a lot out of your page. Thanks from a new Mac user.

July 10, 2007 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger Blablah said...

Did somebody say ctrl-click?

Man don't say that, it's because of people like you that Windows users still think Apple has a 1-button mouse! :p

Good tip though, one of the few which i didn't know yet :-)

July 10, 2007 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Jeff Talbot said...

When you're on a Powerbook without an external mouse it is a one-button mouse...


July 11, 2007 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger ty. said...

COOL! Way to go.

July 12, 2007 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

AWesome!!! Keep um coming, I love your tips!

July 12, 2007 at 5:54 PM  

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