What Does Dock Mean?
Dock is an iconic graphical user interface (GUI) feature of the Mac OS X operating system. Dock provides a quick method for the user to launch and alternate software applications.
Dock is similar to ObjectDock and RocketDock on Windows operating systems.
Techopedia Explains Dock
Dock is a feature of NEXTSTEP and OpenStep, which were Mac OS X predecessors. A separate iPhone operating system version is used with the iPhone and iPad.
Dock features include:
- Capable of holding multiple items
- Located at the bottom of a display screen
- May be manually relocated to other screen areas, such as left, right or top
- Dynamically resizes programs to fit display screens
Dock was patented in October 2008.