The One Click Trick to Moving The Dock

Well, it’s really more like a click-and-drag, but technically yes, it’s just one click. This tip is for you Apple power users (i.e. Jimbo Junior and Senior). Let’s hear it for Scott Kelby, who writes in the Apple Blog:

Okay, so you’re working in a program like Final Cut Pro or iMovie, which takes up every vertical inch of the screen, and when you go to adjust something near the bottom, the Dock keeps popping up. Oh sure, you could move the Dock to where it’s anchored on the left or right side of the screen, but that just feels weird. But what if you could move it temporarily to the left or right, and then get it back to the bottom when you close Final Cut Pro, in just one click?
Here’s how: Hold the shift key, click directly on the Dock’s divider line (on the far right side of the Dock), and drag the Dock to the left or right side of your screen. Bam! It moves over to the side. Then, once you quit Final Cut Pro, just shift-click on that divider line and slam it back to the bottom (okay, drag it back to the bottom). A draggable Dock — is that cool or what!

I actually did *not* know about this tip, amazingly enough. I’ve got plenty going on with my dock, but it just goes to show that there’s always something new to learn. It’s a cool little tip, though, which is why I decided to post it up. Enjoy.

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