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How do you organize your dock?


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How do you organize your dock? (favorites first, color, no organization, etc.)

I organize by color just after dashboard. (blue - green - orange - yellow - white)

If you want you can attach your dock in a picture.

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I don't know if this has already been posted somewhere, sorry if it has, but if so, please point me in the right direction.
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I have the three main apps Safari | Mail | Quicksilver in the left. Then come the adobe apps. Then the word processing apps. and at last the misc apps...
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I just put them in order of suites. Most are just randomly in place.
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Mine are organized by use. The ones that I have open at login and use most often begin at the left after the Finder and Dashboard.


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I put absolutely nothing in my dock. Only running apps show left of the divider. Then I use stacks to organize aliases: Apps, Utils, Acc, and Docs.

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mine are just in the order that i put them on the dock when i installed os x.
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i like mine to flow by color. they are not organized by any certain way. with the exception on MS Office. i just found it easier to keep them together.
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most open/close: mail, safari, itunes, calander, contacts, word, pages, adium etc.

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I don't have really an organization to my dock. It's pretty much just the order I installed the apps in. I was planning on organizing it somehow, so I'm keeping my eye on this thread, maybe I'll get some good idea.
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use stacks
it makes everything easier
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by app type mainly. as i go from top to bottom on the left side of my screen, it goes:

organization
- finder
- iCal
communication
- safari
- mail
- adium
- unison
office-ish
- neooffice
- smultron
media
- photoshop elements
- cog
- itunes
- DVD player
games
- various

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From left to right here is my dock. Organised in this way:

System styled apps:
-finder
-dashboard
-system prefs
-console
-terminal
-activity monitor
-disk utility
Music and Video playback apps:
-audio overload
-quicktime player
-preview
-itunes
-vlc
-realplayer
-dvd player
MSN like apps:
-adium
-amsn
-msn
-colloquy
Text editing apps
-pages
-text edit
-appleworks
Unzipping and filesharing apps:
-unrarx
-the unarchiver
-drop7zip
-poisoned
-limewire
-frostwire
-ssx
-transmission
-igetter
Creativity Apps
-photoshop
-imageready
-illustrator
-garageband
Nintendo on the mac APps
-rocknes
-snes 9x
-sixtyforce
Miscellaneous apps:
-visual hub
-iserial reader
-ksnscrew
-audio hijac pro
-toast 6
-toast 8
-dos box
-snaps pro x
-hp scan pro
-mactracker

So that's a total of 49 apps in my doc. I dunno if that's too many or not. But I like it that way. Well now I come to think of it there are a few apps in ym doc I hardly ever use. And for me the doc is a "frequently used app" storage space. So it's time for my dock to have a spring clean.
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How do some of you have so many apps in your dock? I have 9 including the trash, Finder, and Dashboard. All of my most used apps are in the dock, and if I need a different app I use Spotlight.
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Mine's organized by:

1: Internet stuff
2: School stuff
3: Commonly used stuff
4: Commonly used folders
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