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Discussion in 'macOS' started by wallock, Feb 19, 2007.
Well, you can use the key-combo, Cmd+Option+D.
Command-Option-D will turn on Dock hiding if you can't find an application.
cmd opt D is a bit clunky, easier to assign it's own shortcut key like F1 to show and hide the dock.
But, if the icon is in the dock and you click it to hide the dock, how would you click it again to unhide the dock?
So if the icon is in the dock, how do you use it to then subsequently show the dock once the dock is closed or hidden?
Edit: Dammit, a step too slow this entire thread...
When you hide the dock, it reappears when you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen (or side, if thats where you put it)
And I gather you don't want to do Dock...Dock Preferences...Automatically hide and show the Dock?
Or, right-click on the divider in the Dock, and choose 'Turn Dock Hiding On/Off'.
If Cmd-Opt-D does what you want, can you assign it to an extra mouse button -- like the fourth or fifth button?
How do you assign functions to different keys? I.e. I want to switch in and out of hide dock using the F8 key on my keyboard.
System Prefs, Keyboard & Mouse, Keyboard Shortcuts tab. There is a Dock, Exposé and Dashboard section in there.
I was thinking he was looking for a way to turn off the dock, vs. just hiding it. That is apparently not an option?
Can't you do this in parental controls? I think I read something about terminal commands preventing dashboard access.
Not to derail the thread, but...
I don't think there's any real way to disable the Dock aside from renaming its .app in the CoreServices folder. If a person were to rename the Dock app, then Dashboard, Exposé, cmd-tab, and minimizing become unavailable. There are probably more consequences. So the Dock.app process is pretty crucial on the usability front.