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    Adding icons to dock

    iBook G4:

    How do I add and remove icons from the dock? I know this is a simple matter but I can't see a way to achieve it.

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    Managed or local?

    If a local user who just wants to stick shortcuts on the dock, just drag the application you want to add to the dock and the others should move out of the way to make space.

    If you mean managed, then you will want WGM and create a group for users or a group for computers or just single user. Go to the preferences and then dock. Add the apps to the list that you want the users to have. If you untick merge with users dock then they should only get yours.

    If you want to manage users without a server, then the best way would be to create a user, get it to how you want it set up and then copy the users home dir into the template folder found in "/System/Library/User Template/English.lproj.

    Any user created afterwards will use this template to create their home dir.

    You can edit the permissions certain files as well ie set the owner to root:wheel for the dock prefs file so they can't edit it. This is what i did for my desktop file. I have a link on how to do it here:

    Peachpit: How to Deploy Entire Systems in Mac OS X 10.5 > Creating a Cloned System Image

    This works for the desktop one. It may work for other files. I have not tried this though so cannot verify. You may want to test it first

    Hope this helps.

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    adding should just be a case of dropping something onto it - or ctrl-clicking an open programs icon and clicking "keep in dock"

    Deleting you can either drag the icon to the recycle bin - or ctrl click and sleect remove from dock

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    Thanks guys.

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