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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Mac: If you like to keep your dock automatically hidden for more screen real estate on your Mac, it might bug you that it takes a good half second for it to show up when you mouse over it. This simple terminal command will eliminate that delay, so it shows up instantly.

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Mac: The dock is a handy tool for quickly accessing apps, folders, and files, but it isn't terribly well-organised. Tab Launcher offers a dock replacement that gives you multiple docks, categorised with labelled tabs.

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Your taskbar/dock are the places you pin your most frequently used applications. The contents may not be your favourite software, but the titles are often the most important. What do you pin to your taskbar or dock and why?

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Windows only: If the application dock on your friend's Mac fills you with envy, you might want to check out XWindows Dock, a full-featured OSX dock clone. XWindows Dock certainly isn't the first dock bar for Windows we've featured—RocketDock and ObjectDock are two popular options covered in the past. Although much newer to the scene than the aforementioned options, XWindowsDock has an eye-pleasing array of features. The visual appearance is easily customisable with settings covering opacity and blue, spacing, icon size, and many more aspects. If you're not interested in tweaking settings, the default is more than serviceable, and the application is skin-able to take advantage of other peoples' design chops. You can minimise applications to the dock, save folders to it, and even preview images and video on it. One small oversight is the lack of support for dragging applications to the dock to create shortcuts. Application shortcuts are added by searching from the dock for the executable. Not a deal breaker for most people, but if you're a frequent dock re-arranger you may miss the convenience. Also as you can see in the screenshot above, some of the default icons for applications come out a bit fuzzy—grabbing icons from the icon sets we shared last week would be a definite improvement.For more features and screenshots, check out the site below. XWindows Dock is freeware, Windows only.

XWindows Dock