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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Guys...don't turn this in to a war about the best type of interface, please. Everybody has their own way of doing things...OK?

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    Exactly how are docks inefficient? Why is a stack of icons called a "dock" less efficient that a stack of icons called a "panel"?

    For me, "eyecandy" is visual decoration that serves no other purpose. Panels and docks don't fall into the category. Wobbly windows, rotating cubes, etc., do.

    As for efficiency, how do you determine what's efficient? I think it's a rather pointless attribute to measure for most users. The kind of thing that users who jail themselves inside tiled window managers running vim glory in.
    Docks divide everything by apps. A bar such as Windows' or Cinnamon's divides by window (except for Windows 7, but you can still make it divide by window with 2 simple clicks in the taskbar settings) while at the same time displays the users apps for quicklaunch - This is far better.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    Exactly how are docks inefficient?
    They chow a lot of memory and are slow to start up. Even minimalistic Plank is a biatch.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    I used to use Cairo and eventually got sick of it. I ended up installing the Cinnamon DE and using the Start Menu type feature its panel has.

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    Re: Docks are Old.

    I've tried a couple docks and configurations to make some really eye-pleasing and clean desktops, but I dont really have the time to do all of that anymore so I just stick with the default LXDE setup... with a few changes. I find the old style XP "start" menu combined with the awesome categories that STILL eludes any Win OS, is quite efficient and easy to navigate. For my most used apps, I just put a launcher on the panel. Except on rare occasion, I keep my desktop free of icons.
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Well any dock is better than having icons all over the desktop like in Windows XP.
    I always used to use a dock with winxp
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    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    They chow a lot of memory and are slow to start up. Even minimalistic Plank is a biatch.
    plank starts up like instantly and uses hardly any memory, what on earth are you talking about?
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