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disable expose dock
if this new feature is driving anyone else insane, I took the time to find how to kill it:

defaults write com.apple.Dock show-expose-menus -bool no; killall Dock

thanks http://lapcatsoftware.com/blog/2009/08/28/snow-leopard-hidden-dock-preference/
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browse From: browse Date: September 6th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hot damn! Thank you!
From: ninjarat Date: September 6th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps I'm the odd one but I happen to like the Dock Exposé, specifically because it works with hidden applications without unhiding those apps unless I click a window. Right-click and two-finger tap still brings up the contextual menu.
xv From: xv Date: September 6th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would turn it back on if I could assign it to right/ctrl-click and keep my six-year muscle memory intact.
From: ninjarat Date: September 6th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The problem I with that, IMO, is that it's backwards with *every* other OS X application ever made. Left-click is select, right-click is contextual menu. I'll go out on a limb and suggest that it is time to retrain your muscle memory.
xv From: xv Date: September 6th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alright but even the new behavior brings up a context menu, it's just a different, less-useful one. Another way they could fix it is by exposing the expected menu and not have two conflicting ones under the same button.
From: ninjarat Date: September 6th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Less useful" is a subjective measure. It is more useful to me than the old, inconsistent, technically broken behavior. YMMV of course, but I don't expect Apple to "fix" it because it isn't broken; rather, the new behavior is the fix for the old, broken behavior.
xv From: xv Date: September 6th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's talk about this again when they change it in the next version.
From: ninjarat Date: September 6th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely! My record is about 50% right for things I expect Apple will/won't do with future releases. :)
t3knomanser From: t3knomanser Date: September 6th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, I'm on your side. The Dock Exposé is one of the nicer new features in the OS. The whole new approach to Exposé is a massive improvement. I've actually started minimizing windows now!
johncoxon From: johncoxon Date: September 6th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Macs can minimise?! heh...
xv From: xv Date: September 6th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never had a use for exposé, spaces, or even minimize. I close windows when I'm done with them. Of course I understand these things are useful to some, perhaps several people, which is why I think they should be optional, heh.
t3knomanser From: t3knomanser Date: September 6th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Close"? I'm not sure I'm familiar with that feature.

//Kidding
From: ninjarat Date: September 7th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah-hah! That does explain things, especially if you are in the habit of quitting apps when they're not in use.
megaman From: megaman Date: September 8th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
clearly you don't work for a company obsessed with the myth of "multitasking" like everyone else does.
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