I got a job at a private school beginning at the start of the year but I just can't get used to OSX and the lack of a task bar. I've used Windows most of my life and find that on OSX I'm constantly having to move windows around to try and find stuff and just get a head ache of how messy my desktop is.
I'm glad that I can alt-tab between applications but it doesn't maximise things that have been minimised yet shows that in the alt-tab list.
I know OSX has 'spaces' but that just defeats the point. I want to use just one screen, not have multiple messy screens and don't want to have to cycle through spaces just to get what I want.
Is there a free task-bar piece of software that will give me a taskbar and show all the things I have open (minimised or not)? I tried out 'fantasktik' but it was awful - it was completely bugged and wouldn't work. The dock is okay but if one application has lots of windows open I often have to click and hold on it's icon just to get the window I want and I can maximise all of them at once.