Chapter 3

What’s Up, Dock?

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Getting to know the dock

check Discovering the default dock icons

check Talkin’ trash

check Checking out dock icons and their menus

check Delving into dock customization

The dock appears at the bottom of your screen by default, providing quick access to your most often-used applications, documents, and folders.

tip Many users prefer to have the dock located on the left or right side of the screen instead of at the bottom. You see how to relocate your dock (and more) in the coming pages.

Folder icons on the dock are stacks, and they display a fan, grid, or list of their contents when clicked. Other icons on the dock open an application or document with one click.

The dock is your friend. It’s a great place to put files, folders, and apps you use a lot so that they’re always just a click away.

A dock icon is merely a pointer (also known as an alias or a shortcut) to applications, ...

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