Dock not showing in Full Screen Apps?

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  1. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

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    By default, when you have an app set for full screen, if you move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, the dock appears. Since updating to DP2, I can't seem to get the dock to show. I tried a terminal command to remove the dock delay but that didn't help.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    According to the instructions I found, you would move the arrow to the bottom of the screen, pause, then pull the arrow down to bring up the dock. As opposed to the normal action of just sliding your finger down to the bottom to bring up a hidden dock. Is that what you are doing? It works just fine for me.
     
  3. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    This is probably a dumb suggestion (since you appear to understand how full screen has worked in the past), but the dock doesn't appear automatically when you go to the bottom. You need to move the curser down to the bottom in one swipe, and then swipe again towards the bottom again. The second swipe is what brings up the dock.

    That's all I've got. haha
     
  4. TitsLegendary thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The default behavior of the dock in full screen apps is if you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, wait a moment, and then move it down further, then it will appear. If you use this terminal command it would remove that "delay".

    defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 0 && killall Dock

    Up until DP2, the Dock functioned as it should. Now, I can rarely get the dock to show in full screen apps. I've tried putting the default behavior back to normal with this command but it still isn't working.

    defaults delete com.apple.Dock autohide-delay && killall Dock
     
  5. throAU macrumors 601

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    That does it, was like that with DP1 as well.
     
  6. TitsLegendary thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. It used to work perfectly for me and then as soon as I updated to DP2 my Dock starts being non-responsive. Lame.
     
  7. throAU macrumors 601

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    Was definitely different (described above) in DP1 for me. I remember taking a few minutes to figure out WTF was going on last week. And i've only installed DP2 this evening, so....
     
  8. TitsLegendary thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It still doesn't seem to be fixed in DP3 that was released this evening. Not sure what's going on with it. Frustrating.
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I've reported it. All should do the same. It was fine in DP1 and something got changed.

    Unhiding the dock is just too fickle right now.
     
  10. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    Something's borked with full screen apps. Running iTunes in full screen is useless. Dialog boxes come up on the other screen, the menu or the dock isn't showing.
     
  11. qubex macrumors 6502

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    This is driving me mad. At first I thought it was a complete malfunction. Now I realise it’s a badly implemented bad idea. WTF are the UI people thinking??

    Are they desperate to annoy users in the manner Microsoft infuriated them with the removal of the Start button? The Dock and the Taskbar/Start Menu are veritable UI institutions. Changing them in a fundamental manner is going to annoy people no end.
     
  12. sziehr macrumors 6502a

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    No i think it is a glitch. This is a setting issue inside there code. This is probably a very simple fix for them and these things happen. They are not trying to be anything. Thanks for being hyperbolic
     
  13. qubex macrumors 6502

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    I wasn’t meaning to be hyperbolic. It’s just deeply annoying - and the kind of thing that might imply the desire to “shift the user-interface paradigm” or some buzz-speak like that.
     
  14. pedrule macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. It is a DP3 bug, isn't it?
     
  15. TitsLegendary thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has been on there since DP2. Everything worked fine (for me) on DP1 but DP2 and DP3 haven't worked properly.
     
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    There are a number of lengthy discussions on this topic in Appleseed forums and some people there think that this is now by design which, for me personally at least, sucks.

    Basically similar to what was described up top, to consistently get the dock to show in full screen apps you need to move the pointer to the bottom of screen and then in a second motion move it further down but slowly. That should get the dock to show up consistently. I have no idea why its behaviour is like this now since DP3 and now DP4. I sincerely hope they bring it back to how it is in ML.
     
  20. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    I think you can do it in one. Move your cursor to teh bottom, and don't stop. Keep moving it till it shows.
     
  21. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, you can. For me though, and maybe that's where the second motion recommendation may have originated, using my trackpad I often run out of room on the bottom before the Dock shows up, necessitating a second swipe down. I still think the way it's implemented now is a bug. I can't see the benefit if it's by design.
     
  22. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    it's been this way since ML, yet everyone seems to be irritated (me included) now. Odd.
     
  23. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a Mid 2012 rMBP 15", ML, external monitor setup, with Magic Mouse. By sliding the cursor slowly downward into the black area the dock consistently pops up for me. The key appears to be the slow movement of the mouse. Doing it this way also works with the trackpad. The dock goes away when the cursor is move outside of the dock.

    A different way with the same results, using the magic mouse is the two-finger tap twice with the cursor anywhere in the desktop area. What happens for me is the two taps brings up mission control and the dock with content screen minimized. Two-finger tap twice again brings the full screen back. Oddly, the trackpad does not achieve the same result using this method.
     
  24. rayhigh macrumors member

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    Thank you - this description has enabled me to get it to work consistently.
     
  25. pedrule macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it works! I've just discovered. The gesture isn't as easy as in ML.
    Once you are at the bottom of the screen keep moving down the mouse. Don't separate the mouse (or finger in trackpad) off the surface.
    Some times it's very difficult but there it is :D
     

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