Chapter 3

What’s Up, Dock?


Bullet Getting to know the Dock

Bullet Discovering the default Dock icons

Bullet Talkin’ trash

Bullet Checking out Dock icons and their menus

Bullet Delving into Dock customization

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

Tip Some 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 called stacks, which display their contents as your choice of a fan, a grid, or a list when clicked.

Other icons on the Dock open an app 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 one click away.

A Dock icon is merely a pointer (also known as an alias or a shortcut) ...

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