Alternative to Dock bounce?

I have recently defected to DT from StickyBrain, having been driven mad by the relentless beachballing. DT is great, and has saved me from insanity. :slight_smile:

One small thing though - would it be possible to have alternative ways of notifying you when you’ve added a note? One good thing SB did was play a sound. The DT icon bouncing in the Dock can be a bit of a headache at times, to be honest.

Perhaps there is a setting somewhere, but I haven’t found it yet.


I agree.

I associate a bouncing icon with something “wrong” or at least needing attention. I would much prefer the melodious “ding-dong” and knowing that my clipping is taken care of.

Maybe we’ll change this in the future (depending on the number of requests of course :wink:). Basically I’m afraid that as soon as DT plays a sound, people want a preference to select a sound. And we try to avoid to add too many options.

Ha! Quite true, I’m afraid. The preferences never end. It took me a little while to get used to the ‘bounce’ for the same reasons a birameus. Now if I don’t see the bounce I think something is wrong (which of course there is!). We adapt.

Thanks for the replies, folks. Yes, I guess that preferences are a bit of a Pandora’s box, as people might start asking for other things, like OS9-style coloured text. :wink: (That is something that I bugged the StickyBrain people about, but I don’t know if they’ve incorporated it into their latest version…!)

But I’ll still say that it would be nice to have a sound, and hope that lots of others agree with me. :slight_smile:

I’m only one other but agree that audible feedback for certain actions would be nice.

I like Notebook’s solution to this: a sound (like scissors) and a scissors icon superimposed over the Dock icon.


I’m not sure how well Growl notifications would work for this style of feedback. Seems like unnecessary overhead that might impact performance, which I’ve noticed happening with certain notifications (GrowlMail).