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Another handy dock tip which most of you probably know but which might help some folks who are used to the Windoze way of doing things. Missing the Windows Start Menu? You can create a lookalike popup menu of applications and folders right from your dock.

What you're going to do is create a folder with links to your favourite apps, give it a nice new icon, stick it in the dock and use it like a start menu.

Start by creating an empty folder and then opening the applications folder in another finder window. Now grab the apps you want and pull them to the new folder but BEFORE you let go of the mouse press both the Command and the Option (CTRL + ALT) keys. You *must* do this before you release the application icon. When you release the mouse you have a link in your new folder and the original app is still in Applications. It's important to create links because some apps won't work outside of their normal folder. If you made a mistake and dragged the app itself, just drag it back and try again. Once you have the link (you'll know it's right because you've got a little arrow in the corner, just like a Windoze shortcut) you can rename it to whatever you want.

Do this for all your favourite apps. You can also add links to folders if you wish.

Now you'll probably want a different icon for that folder before you add it to the dock. Find an icon you like - newbies might be better off downloading Mac icons from the web 'cos they're already the right size and colour depth etc. There are loads out there. Select the icon and click 'Get Info'. Now up at the top of the info window is the image of the icon. Click on that little image so it's selected and then Edit/Copy. Now open the Get Info window for your new folder. Select the little folder image at the top and when it's highlighted select Edit/Paste. Bingo, the icon for the folder changes to whatever you just pasted. If you haven't given the folder a good name already, now is the time to do it.

When you're happy with your choice you can drag and drop this new folder into your dock to the right of the little vertical line, by the trashcan, and there it will stay.

Now you can either click on the icon to get a finder window for those apps or even better just click and hold to get a vertical menu of those apps. If you have two buttons on your mouse you can right click for the same thing. It sort of matches the Windoze start menu. Keeps the dock nice and tidy too.

I know there are other ways of doing the above and I won't be offended if anyone wants to tell us a better way!

Today's final customization tip - I find it handy to customize the finder windows to include the Get Info and Path icons. Right click on the toolbar at the top of the window and select "Customize". Now you can drag the icons you want right onto the toolbar and there they'll stay. Have fun!

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this is mine...

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I've made a Photoshop background, it's nice minus those two green things above and below the planet.

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Here's mine, I prefer the standard Mac OS X environment.

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Desktop wall selfmade :D

If you want it, i uploaded it here

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French install DVD Maxxus patch Dual Boot
Shiira 1.1 x86
VLC x86
Opera 9b x86
Firefox 1.5b x86
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.6 x86
Cocktail x86
Konqueror KDE 3.2 native
Tomato Torrent x86
Azureus x86



French install DVD Maxxus patch Dual Boot
Shiira 1.1 x86
VLC x86
Opera 9b x86
Firefox 1.5b x86
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.6 x86
Cocktail x86
Konqueror KDE 3.2 native
Tomato Torrent x86
Azureus x86



French install DVD Maxxus patch Dual Boot
Shiira 1.1 x86
VLC x86
Opera 9b x86
Firefox 1.5b x86
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.6 x86
Cocktail x86
Konqueror KDE 3.2 native
Tomato Torrent x86
Azureus x86

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nice desks guys :D
i haven't nothing new to show :D

the last thing i do is just change some icons and i'm using aqua candy wallpapers too.

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sure
it's was made by tripletim
here his deviant-page: http://tripletim.deviantart.com/

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November desktop:

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My latest desktop on my PowerBook G4: http://web.tagus.ist.../NewDesktop.png

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My 2 cents... :)

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My new 10.4.3 so far B)

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^^
Now iSync detects my mobile and is syncing via bluetooth. That also makes it possible, to display
the names of outgoing and incoming calls via transparent desktop addin.

Preview is working, too with 10.4.3.


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^^
The messenger is Adium (the version from the website) and the RSS feed is something, you can get here,
along with 100 other fancy tools for the bar. :D

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November desktop:

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Which program you used to display CD covers on-desktop and change system icons?

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Which program you used to display CD covers on-desktop and change system icons?


the cd display is a konfabulator widget called: itunes companion
the icons i change with 2 programas: pixadex, candybar

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OSx86 has converted me to the Mac OS.

EDIT: i like that red quicktime and that black finder icon {censored}. can you send them to me? johnniecarcinogen@yahoo.com

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Some nice desktops, guys and gals. :(

Quick note to only post in .jpg format, though. png is nice, but it is usually quite a bit bigger, and no one needs anything in crystal clarity to look at a shot (feel free to link to a .png image if someone asks for the actual background, though).

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Raw PNG isn't the same as optimized png. Anyone can optimize a png the size of a jpg or gif and get much better quality. :P

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Mine.

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December Desktop: Nothing Special, except this wall.. i <3 This art :)

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Updated with my new psp folder :D





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