Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock?

In This Chapter

arrow Getting to know the Dock

arrow Discovering the default Dock icons

arrow Talkin’ Trash

arrow Dock icons and their menus

arrow 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_4c.eps Many users prefer to have the Dock on the left or right side of the screen instead of at the bottom. You see how to do it (and more) in the coming pages.

Folder icons in the Dock are called stacks, and they display a fan, grid, or list of their contents when clicked. Other icons in 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.

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