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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??
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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??
    Hi All,

    Im a new MAC user, and i wanted to know something about the icons in my dock. If i decide to put a lot of icons in my dock (app shortcuts, etc), will this slow down my pc?? Is it Good or Bad to do this ???

    My Mac specs are:
    iBook G4 PPC, 1.07Ghz, 512MB, running Mac OS X 10.4.11

    Cheers ,,
    YaZ

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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??

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    I'm learning Logic Pro 8, and one of the suggestions made in the manual is to get rid of unnecessary widgets in the dock. Logic eats up a lot more CPU cycles than, say, word processing.

    So it depends on what you need your iBook to do. If you're running Apps that are a bit CPU hungry, then a little bit of streamlining will likely help.

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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??
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    No, it's not good or bad if you have more icons in your dock; its personal preference.
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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassula View Post
    I'm learning Logic Pro 8, and one of the suggestions made in the manual is to get rid of unnecessary widgets in the dock. Logic eats up a lot more CPU cycles than, say, word processing.

    So it depends on what you need your iBook to do. If you're running Apps that are a bit CPU hungry, then a little bit of streamlining will likely help.
    Widgets on the Dashboard can make a difference, but I don't think Dock icons will. I used to have tons...

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    Having a large number of Dock items can have a negative impact. Remember... the OS has to continuously render each icon on the Dock as long as it's there.

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    i have 38 icons on my 13 inch macbook pro.

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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassula View Post
    I'm learning Logic Pro 8, and one of the suggestions made in the manual is to get rid of unnecessary widgets in the dock. Logic eats up a lot more CPU cycles than, say, word processing.

    So it depends on what you need your iBook to do. If you're running Apps that are a bit CPU hungry, then a little bit of streamlining will likely help.
    im also learning logic pro. its pretty difficult though. do you have any tips on where i can learn it easily?

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    I'm going to guess that since this is a four year old thread, (s)he won't be responding.
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    TOO MANY ICONS IN DOCK!!! Good or Bad??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I'm going to guess that since this is a four year old thread, (s)he won't be responding.
    well if you didn't know, when you post comments on a post your subscribe to the post and it emails you when someone else comments

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