Linked by John Yanosko on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:24 UTC
Apple The following is the experience of a user of Linux for the desktop who got a Mac Mini. Is he making the switch?
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Pin the Dock
by Matt on Sun 30th Jan 2005 23:05 UTC

There is a way to make the Dock pin to one corner or the other. If you move the dock to either side of the screen it will still pin. But to do this you need to edit a .plist file (XML File - Similar to Win32 Registry Edit). If you have the developer tools installed, you can just navigate to ~/Library/Preferences/ and it will open with the Plist editor.

The easiest way to do this is to enter the following in OSX

defaults write pinning -string start


defaults write pinning -string end

Then ps -auxc | grep Dock

and kill (# of Dock pid to restart the Dock)

Turn off magnification as it will slide the dock off the screen when magnified. The Dock will still grow to the right or left or up or down if you put the Dock on the side of the screen.