Dock Hide/unhide when connected to ACD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The Reason, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. The Reason macrumors member

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    So I just recently acquired an ACD, and am loving the extra screen real estate, so much that for the first time, am showing the dock while connected to it... but I would still like it hidden when I un-hook and head out on the road... Is there any setting that does this automatically? Or am I stuck changing the settings every time I leave my desk and come back?
    TIA
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo can probably do this... it uses various evidence sources to choose a profile and can change settings and run scripts based on the profile. I use it to change my network settings and default printer.

    That said, I would just opt for hitting Command-Option-D to show or hide the Dock.
     
  3. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Are you running your MBP in clamshell mode or as an additional monitor?
     
  4. The Reason thread starter macrumors member

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    most of the time as an additional monitor....
     
  5. The Reason thread starter macrumors member

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    This looks like an option, but I have no experience in writing scripts, and that seems the only way MarcoPolo could help me here....
     
  6. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    Cmd-Opt-D

    Do you really need an application to do that for you?
     
  7. The Reason thread starter macrumors member

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    need and want are 2 different things...:D

    I guess I need a memory upgrade in the ole' noggin to help me remember first that shortcut, and second to actually press it when I change....
     
  8. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    Lol, that they are my friend, that they are. I know it's an arduous process :rolleyes:, but I believe that's your best bet. :)
     
  9. The Reason thread starter macrumors member

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    haha...

    the shortcut will save a few steps instead of having to open up dock preferences everytime....
     

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