I should mention that the Nook Color is my first Android device, although I have used some other pocket devices, laptops, etc. for years. I don't really get the point of the Dock on the Launcher. We have a Home Screen where you can put as many shortcuts as will fit. If you want, you can have other home screens that scroll out of view. There is an App Drawer with all the apps. Great. Then across the bottom, there is a row of shortcuts which is the "Dock". I do not see how that is different from no dock, and then having shortcuts where the Dock is ?? Perhaps there is some historical reason having to do with smaller smartphones ? I'm curious about this (and it is hard to find anything by searching, most uses of "dock" are about "car docks"), thanks.