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    Docks are Old.

    Is anyone else starting to think that docks (Docky, AWN, Cairo-dock etc) are become...tiring? OS X has one, Windows (sort of) has one, Unity (technically) has one as does Gnome and Xfce (by default).

    They look awesome and they are really useful...but I am getting tired of looking at the same sort of thing all the time. Does anyone else share this opinion?

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    You said it yourself that they look awesome and are useful. What else do you want? I personally don't use one i just keep my menus clean and use synapse for quick launching but, i do see them being useful
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    My problem is that they're getting overused IMO and I was wondering if there is something which can look just as good and be just as useful. ( Obviously there is Synapse and GnomeDo ).

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Icons are things we click on to launch applications. Sometimes they're in a thing we call a panel. Sometimes they're in a thing we call a dock. The differences are minimal.

    Anything that might replace panels and docks would still be a gathering of icons on the desktop. Different name, same stuff.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Sometimes old is better, sometimes it isn't, it's nice to have both options readily available just in case.

    I prefer a fairly old dock-style launcher called wbar because it is fast and doesn't interfere with games.
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    I like having my most used applications available but not directly pasted to the desktop as links. Panels and docks can accomplish the same thing, but docks often include more features . The bottom line for me is there has to be a way to access applications and there is a lot of heated debate about how that should be done, but in the end its just a different type of menu.
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    The thing that bugged me most about gnome 2 was that the applications I used the most had icons the same size as applications I rarely use, and they were tiny.
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Am I the only one who thinks they look awesome and thats it? They are very ineficient, I don't know why we are moving away from good old efficient stuff such as the Windows XP or Cinnamons taskbar. Actually I do know; for most users EyeCandy > Usefulness.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra Diaboli View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks they look awesome and thats it? They are very ineficient, I don't know why we are moving away from good old efficient stuff such as the Windows XP or Cinnamons taskbar. Actually I do know; for most users EyeCandy > Usefulness.
    No it's because the touch interfaces of phone and tablet is where they see the greatest opportunity
    to break into now and in the future.
    The desktop has become a secondary goal.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Maybe you should install afterstep. It has a "wharf".

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