How to change the size and position of your Dock on a Mac

Apple computers are solid, future-proof machines for productivity, entertainment, studies, and more. The expanding family of great Macs includes plenty of diverse options that cater to plenty of different needs and budgets. If you’re on an even tighter budget, you could also buy refurbished MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. To make the most out of your Apple computer, you have to customize it to fit your exact needs. These customizations include tweaking the system settings, creating relevant desktops for different use cases, etc. Many people dislike having their application Dock at the bottom of their Mac screens. Here’s a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to change the size and

Steam Deck's Official Dock Gets a Major Upgrade Ahead of Its Release

Valve launched the Steam Deck without its must-have accessory, the official Docking Station. But hey, maybe the delay isn’t such a bad thing. A new update to the Steam Deck specs page indicates that we’re getting a better Docking Station than we first expected. Previously, the Docking Station packed one USB 3.1 port and two slower USB 2.0 ports. But according to Valve, the Docking Station will now feature three USB 3.1 ports when it launches in “late Spring.” Additionally, Valve has clarified that the Docking Station supports Gigabit Ethernet—something that customers have been confused about for nearly a year. Here are the Docking Station’s specs: Weight: ~120 grams Size:

Have a PC with Thunderbolt 4? Add a top-tier dock or hub for more ports.

The best Thunderbolt 4 hubs and docking stations are slowly taking over for their Thunderbolt 3 counterparts thanks to much better performance and compatibility with many other interfaces. Even if you have a PC with Thunderbolt 3, USB 4, or USB-C, many of these docks will provide extra ports, charging, and more. If you’re ready to turn your laptop into a true workstation, let’s take a look at some of the best Thunderbolt 4 hubs and docks out there. Best overall dock: CalDigit TS4 The CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 docking station is a follow-up to the awesome CalDigit TS3 Plus. I’ve been using the dock regularly since my CalDigit TS4

How to Install and Use Latte Dock on Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions

You know what docks are, right? It is usually the bottom bar where your applications are ‘docked’ for quick access. Many distributions and desktop environments provide some sort of docking implementation. If your distribution does not have a Dock or if you want to experiment with some other Dock applications, Latte dock is a good choice. It is similar to the dock on macOS with a parabolic animation every time you hover over any dock object with your mouse. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to install Latte Dock on Ubuntu. I’ll also show some a few things about using and customizing Latte Dock. Install Latte Dock on Ubuntu

How to Customize the Orange Dots in the Dock of Ubuntu 20.04 / 22.04

Ubuntu by default shows orange dots under app icons in the dock panel, indicate the apps have running windows. They are called ‘running dots‘. And, Ubuntu provides hidden settings to change the style as well as colors if you don’t like the default look and feel. Option 1: Change the Orange Dots via Dconf Editor 1.) The advanced ‘Dconf Editor‘ provides a graphical interface to configure hidden settings in Ubuntu. You may firstly install it either via the apt command below: sudo apt install dconf-editor or use Ubuntu Software: 2.) Next, search for and open ‘Dconf Editor’ from the Activities overview screen. When it opens, navigate to ‘/org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/‘. 3.) Scroll

Have a PC with Thunderbolt 4? Add a top-tier dock or hub for more ports.

The best Thunderbolt 4 hubs and docking stations are slowly taking over for their Thunderbolt 3 counterparts thanks to much better performance and compatibility with many other interfaces. Even if you have a PC with Thunderbolt 3, USB4, or USB-C, many of these docks will provide extra ports. Thunderbolt 4 is still emerging, so hardware is limited. Let’s take a look at some of the best Thunderbolt 4 hubs and docks out there. Best overall hub: CalDigit Element Hub The CalDigit Element Hub is made by the same company that makes the formidable CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock, our pick for the overall best laptop docking station. The Element

TaskbarXI turns the Windows 11 Taskbar to a dock

The Windows 11 Taskbar isn’t very customizable out of the box, aside from a couple of visual effects that you can toggle. There are plenty of workarounds and third-party software that can help you tweak the taskbar to your liking, and the new guy on the block that does this, is TaskbarXI. The C++ program aims to be the successor to TaskbarX (formerly FalconX), from the same developer, but TaskbarXI is still in an early development phase. It does not have an interface yet. The project’s page mentions that a GUI is in the works, as are the options to change the taskbar background style and color. That said, even

Turn the Windows 11 taskbar into a macOS-style dock

Windows 11’s centered taskbar isn’t for everyone, and it lacks many of the customization options we’re used to (although Microsoft promises these missing features are on their way). Thankfully there are some third-party tools which can change the look and behavior of the taskbar. As spotted by Ghacks, TaskbarXI is a portable program which can transform your taskbar into a dock. To use it, just download and run the executable. It works with multiple monitors, offers support for separate DPI scaling, and turns the system tray into a matching, secondary dock. You can move the location of the taskbar dock via Settings > Personalization > Taskbar. If you’re working in

Logitech Combines a USB Dock and Speakerphone for Easier Video Calls

Pausing work to prepare for a video call sucks. Not only does it ruin your flow, but it turns your desk into a mess of cables. That’s why Logitech’s latest product, the Logi Dock, combines the convenience of a speakerphone with the decluttering capabilities of a USB hub. Oh, and it lights up when you have an incoming meeting. The Logi Dock is basically just a USB-C docking station with an integrated speakerphone (at least, that’s the best way to explain how it works). You connect your laptop to the Logi Dock over a single USB-C cable to unlock 100-watt charging and a ton of ports—two USB 2.0 ports, two