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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > HEY, DOCK! MAKE WAY FOR CLASSIC APPS

HEY, DOCK! MAKE WAY FOR CLASSIC APPS

The Annoyance:

Classic applications don't seem to get the whole Dock thing-it's like they don't even know it's there. Classic windows slide underneath the Dock, which means I have to move the window out of the way to get to the scroll arrows or other controls, such as Word's view buttons. It's even more annoying when the Dock's Hidden feature is turned on-I go to scroll, and up jumps the Dock for the interception. Is there any way to make Classic apps any smarter?

The Fix:

As we say in my home town of New York, Fuhgedaboutit! You can, however, move the Dock to the side of the screen to get it out of the way of your Classic window. Actually, I recommend the side location even if you work mainly with Mac OS X-native applications. Apple's displays have wide form factors, giving you plenty of room to position a fully open document alongside a vertical Dock. I prefer the right side myself, but southpaws may be more comfortable with the left side of the screen.


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