Hi, 1... When Dapper initially started it asked if you wanted it to show in the Dock or not. If you elect Yes, then its more "up front" than a background process.2... Can you see the playlists when you plug in the DAP and look for the file itself using OS X? If so, then your X1 needs an update. if not, we have a dapper issue and I can help you on support.map-pin.com3... Not the way its set up right now, I am afraid.