How does one disable the dock in Mountain Lion, in a way which will persist through shut downs and restarts? Preferably a terminal hack so I don't have to install anything. I've read ways for older versions, but I'm new to OS X and not sure what's the same. For what it's worth, I use strictly Mission Control and Launchpad in tandem with a few unique gestures in BTT. This is the best UX I've ever experienced, and things like the Dock and Expose and Dashboard are redundant clutter, so I'm OK with losing that functionality as a side effect of disabling the Dock. Of course, it's kind of important to be able to restore the Dock (and the associated functionality like Expose etc.) if I ever need it, and to retain access to the Trash via something like a .app script. Also, information on what exactly I'll lose by disabling the dock would be helpful. Thanks and looking forward to your ideas.