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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:39 AM

This combo of settings/apps has made the dock much more useful for me:

-Minimize windows into application icon Setting
Saves dock space as mentioned above.

-HyperDock: http://hyperdock.bahoom.com/
Gives the Windows 7-esque taskbar window hoving.

-HyperSwitch: http://bahoom.com/hyperswitch
Besides it's main features, the best is that it allows you to actually bring the selected app to the foreground when command-tabbing even if the app has been minimized (default behavior is it doesn't, just gives you the menu bar but no windows).
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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

Between Launchpad and Application Switcher, I never even use the Dock any more.
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  Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

I keep my five most used apps in the dock. Everything else gets launched with Spotlight.
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  Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

I was told to not use the secure delete as I have '12' mac air with ssd. Seems it does something to the drive?
I have used onyx and did a clean secure but have not done the secure delete you mentioned.
so - what is the story about the secure delete on a ssd? Does it do something to the drive?

I enjoy the articles - have learned more during these past few weeks than going to one to one at the apple store. Maybe I didn't ask the correct question or I didn't even know how to ask the question.
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  Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

"When you minimize windows they can disappear into the Dock with one of two effects (there’s a secret third effect, but not one we’re yet ready to look at). "

so what is the third secret effect???? you did not bring it up again....
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  Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

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"When you minimize windows they can disappear into the Dock with one of two effects (there’s a secret third effect, but not one we’re yet ready to look at). " so what is the third secret effect???? you did not bring it up again....


It's at the bottom of that paragraph:
"If you’d like a better look at what’s happening, hold down the Shift key and then click the yellow button; this action causes the window to minimize in slow motion. To cause your window to reappear, just click its icon in the Dock (you can do this in slo-mo too, if you like)."
It's cool but nothing I would use.
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#8 User is offline   Chris Breen 

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

View Postemccready, on 07 December 2012 - 07:56 PM, said:

so what is the third secret effect???? you did not bring it up again....


There's a hidden third effect called "suck" that can be enabled with some trickery. (The Onyx application, for example.)

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