How can I hide the dock with a click?

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  1. wallock, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Well, you can use the key-combo, Cmd+Option+D.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Command-Option-D will turn on Dock hiding if you can't find an application.
     
  4. wallock, Feb 19, 2007
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013

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  5. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    cmd opt D is a bit clunky, easier to assign it's own shortcut key like F1 to show and hide the dock.
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    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?:confused: ;)
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    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... :eek:
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    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) ;)
     
  9. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    And I gather you don't want to do Dock...Dock Preferences...Automatically hide and show the Dock?
     
  10. Richard Flynn macrumors regular

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    Or, right-click on the divider in the Dock, and choose 'Turn Dock Hiding On/Off'.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If Cmd-Opt-D does what you want, can you assign it to an extra mouse button -- like the fourth or fifth button?
     
  12. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    System Prefs, Keyboard & Mouse, Keyboard Shortcuts tab. There is a Dock, Exposé and Dashboard section in there.
     
  14. emw macrumors G4

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    I was thinking he was looking for a way to turn off the dock, vs. just hiding it. That is apparently not an option?
     
  15. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you do this in parental controls? I think I read something about terminal commands preventing dashboard access.
     
  16. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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