What is dock? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Personal computing glossary:

In the Apple OS X operating system , the dock is a user-modifiable row of function or application icon s that appear on the computer desktop so that the user can find and select any of them quickly. The user can reposition the dock and also elect to have each function or application icon magnify as the user rolls the mouse over it.

The OS X dock is generally comparable to the taskbar in a Windows operating system. The dock should not be confused with a docking station .

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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