MacMost Now 755: Optimizing the Dock

Most Mac users use the Dock many times per day. So it would be worth the time to optimize your Dock. Add your most commonly used apps and remove others. Arrange your apps to make them easy to find. Add folders and files to the right side and set them to appear the way you want. Change your Dock settings to get the most from it.

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 755: Optimizing the Dock”

    Saed
    7 years ago

    Loved the video. There are a lot of people who use their Macs and never realize that you can edit the dock. Either that or they just don’t care to.

    I would love for you to make a video on how to best organize the iOS homescreen. I got like 80+ apps and I’ve never been able to organize it in a way that makes sense to me. Too many folders and you gotta tap too much to access apps. Not enough folders and you gotta swipe between too many pages.

      7 years ago

      There’s no real trick to organizing the iOS home screen — you just have to work at it. Figure out what you really need to access fast and group things. If you have a lot and can’t find a good solution, then just use the search screen to launch apps instead of hunting for the icons. That’s what I do.

        Tim
        7 years ago

        Additionally I like to use Siri/Dictation from the search page for voice searches.

    John255
    7 years ago

    Excellent!!!
    I really needed to know how to hide the Dock.
    You are doing a great job Gary!
    Thanks.
    John255

    David
    7 years ago

    My iOS home screen is frequently used apps. Then the additional pages are grouped by content. I have a work/ business page. Social content. Fitness / hobbies. Hopes this helps.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    7 years ago

    Yes a very interesting video. I new a bit about it,but i will have to look at this video a few times to get the gist of it.
    The way i use it is finder windows Example – Pictures,Music,Apps,Docs,films,and iTunes.

    Gary Stone
    7 years ago

    Dear Gary,
    I never knew that the dock was so able to be changed by the user. You have us many good tips and recommendations. Thank you!

    Alfredo
    7 years ago

    Gary:
    Since installing Mountain Lion, I noticed that when I have several Safari window, they no longer minimize and move to the right but back to the Safari icon on the left. How can I set it up so that the minimized windows move to the right of the dock. The same for any other application. All of this changed when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Thanks.

      7 years ago

      System Preferences, Dock, “Minimize windows into application icon.”

    Craig Foley
    7 years ago

    Gary, Thank you for all your tips. Your videos are first rate and greatly appreciated. My question is; My documents folder on the right side of the dock is set to “stack” and “list” but I do not get the arrows to dig down within the document. I am sure it’s a settings thing but I can’t seem to find where…HELP

      7 years ago

      With Stack + List you can see all of the items in the folder, and move the mouse over subfolders to dig down. You can dig down into folders, but there is no digging into a “document” — you click on it to open it. Try some of the different options if this isn’t quite what you want.

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