Using the Dock
The Dock is constant within the interface. No matter what application you're in, the Dock is either present on your screen or a mouse motion away. The Dock supplements Finder operations by enabling you to launch applications, open documents, and delete items without having to dig through (or under) dozens of windows. Figure 1.37 shows the Dock.
Figure 1.37. The Dock acts as application launcher, switcher, and more.
Adding and Launching Application Shortcuts
To use the Dock as an application launcher, commonly used applications can be added to the Dock, much like a Finder toolbar, by dragging them to the position ...