Question: How do I pin an app to the dock?
As a life-time PC user I'm struggling a bit with my new Macbook Air. Most things I can figure out, but even a web search has yet to reveal something that is probably so obvious I feel embarassed to ask - but ask I will.
I installed a program I will be using most of the time and if this were a Windows machine I'd just pin it to my taskbar so I could one-click start it after boot. I see there is a "dock" which resembles the taskbar and looks to be a place I could send apps to... except I can't figure out how to do it. Again, in Windows I'd just right-click and "Send to Taskbar" but right-clicking here, while bringing up a lot of options, doesn't seem to offer that or anything like it.
It also ends up on the second page and unlike my iPhone and iPad, where I can just drag apps over after getting them to jiggle, I find I can't even drag this thing anywhere (again, most likely user ignorance). If I could I'd try dragging it to the dock as I do with both of those other Apple devices.
Is this possible and, if so, how the heck do I do it? (And be gentle -- if I actually end up keeping this thing I'll be the oldest and longest PC user ever to make the switch).