Disable or remove dock?

JohnDoe98

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With launchpad and mission control, and nice things like hot corners, it seems the old dock way of accessing programs is totally useless (at least for me). Does anyone know of a way to disable the dock, or remove it, altogether? Yes hiding it is one step in the right direction, but if my mouse hovers low on the screen it'll come back so I'd like to get rid of it entirely if I can.
 

cfurlin

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With launchpad and mission control, and nice things like hot corners, it seems the old dock way of accessing programs is totally useless (at least for me). Does anyone know of a way to disable the dock, or remove it, altogether? Yes hiding it is one step in the right direction, but if my mouse hovers low on the screen it'll come back so I'd like to get rid of it entirely if I can.
I'd like like to know that too, since I'd rather use the launchpad app.

I wouldn't expect an answer from these folks, however. Most of them are so rabidly against the launchpad, they probably wouldn't help you even if they knew how to disable it.
 

fisherking

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i've always hated the dock, have always used workaround apps.
now, in lion, am content with launchpad, and mission control.

i've always used dockgone; i've posted about it in another thread.

it's a little buggy; i mean, sometimes u get this little image in the corner of the screen in mission control. and after a reboot, i have to turn in back on (it's a system preference).

but it locks the dock away, and i appreciate that. i've set a key command (in my case, command-option-control-D) to show or hide the dock.

try it...
 

JohnDoe98

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May 1, 2009
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i've always hated the dock, have always used workaround apps.
now, in lion, am content with launchpad, and mission control.

i've always used dockgone; i've posted about it in another thread.

it's a little buggy; i mean, sometimes u get this little image in the corner of the screen in mission control. and after a reboot, i have to turn in back on (it's a system preference).

but it locks the dock away, and i appreciate that. i've set a key command (in my case, command-option-control-D) to show or hide the dock.

try it...
Thanks! I'll likely not use it because I rather not install more buggy software. Perhaps if it improves I'll adopt it.

So if anyone knows of tweaks I can do to my system preferences, i.e. without installing software, that would be ideal. If not, app suggestions are appreciated nonetheless.
 

ghdesign

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Jul 25, 2011
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With launchpad and mission control, and nice things like hot corners, it seems the old dock way of accessing programs is totally useless (at least for me). Does anyone know of a way to disable the dock, or remove it, altogether? Yes hiding it is one step in the right direction, but if my mouse hovers low on the screen it'll come back so I'd like to get rid of it entirely if I can.
Yeah, I just came here to look up and ask basically the same thing. And ironically enough, as I was registering for this website I had to switch to my Mail.app to click on the confirmation link. In doing so, I minimized my web browser and then thought "where does everything go when it's minimized if I don't have a dock?"

LOL!

Well, 5 minutes ago I was 100% on board with wanting to find a way to remove/hide the dock permanently. But now that I think about it, the dock kinda has to be there if you ever want to minimize the window of an application or document.... right? Where else would it go? LOL! I guess there are workarounds, but I guess it's something I can live with.

I'm also loving Launch Pad to access everything. Organized my apps into folders the way that I always wanted to. I can't believe how easy it is to use.
 
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basher

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May 27, 2011
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I've resorted to only keeping about six apps "in the dock." launchpad makes launching apps fun. Also it's nice to use the dock to see what apps are running. I tried running with the dock on auto hide, and it just didn't
Tbfeel right.
 

pcmxa

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Apr 9, 2011
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If you remove the dock, "Trash" will be gone.


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You can put a delete button in your finder options bar or just cmd-delete whatever it is if you don't want to drag it to the trash.
 
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