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Article:
  Mac OS X and Battery Life
Subject:   Dock on Left, Trashcan on Desktop...
Date:   2001-05-17 17:06:00
From:   peterf@mac.com
I've had a number of inquiries regarding these UI features... Here's the scoop!


BTW, I'm happy to hear from readers, but please note: I have a Eudora filter that will trash and burn email from the major free webmail servers, including yahoo, msn, excite, netscape, etc. If you are using one of these domains, please put the string "{README}" in the Subject of your email!


> Peter,> > I greatly enjoyed your article about battery performance under OS X on> the O'Reilly network. My email is, however, only marginally related to> the article and I hope you don't mind the intrusion on your time.> Not at all, why should I mind when only the dishes are waiting ;-)> > In the screenshot of the CPU monitor, I noticed that you've managed to> move your Dock to the left side of the screen and, more importantly (for> me), got the Trash on the desktop! I would love to be able to do this> (I've been trying to set up aliases and links to the Trash since I> installed the OS) and was wondering how you accomplished this.I believe this was from Marcel Bresink's PrefEdithttp://www.bresink.de/The Dock can be repositioned with Docking Manueuvershttp://homepage.mac.com/isleep/NB. I haven't tried this utility. I got the dock on the left by editing the DockPrefs XML file. I hope the utility is simpler ;-)Note that as of 10.0.3, the system DOES NOT SAVE the dock prefs, so after a restart/relogin, you'll have to tweak the settings again.Cheers!PF