Dock & windows resizing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cyberpi, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. cyberpi macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    I am trying to get rid of a dock annoyance:

    1. Put your dock on the bottom of the desktop, in auto-hide mode.
    2. Open an app, say Safari.
    3. Resize the window in order to get to the bottom of the screen.
    4. Hide it (cmd H).
    5. Restore it (alt tab).
    6. Now the window has been resized on its bottom border by a few pixels (because of the dock position).

    How do I avoid that ? I'd like to use all my pixels ;-)
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
  3. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    I tried this myself, and I can reproduce the same result. It's probably just another default behavior in Mac OS X. I wouldn't lose sleep over it; the difference is really negligible.

    But if it really bugs you that much, I found that moving the dock to the left or right side of the screen fixes it.
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Yes, I've always wondered if it was possible use those pixels. It happens if you put the dock on the side as well, which looks plain wierd.
  5. cyberpi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    I stand corrected. When the dock is on the bottom, you simply cannot resize vertically the window to regain those pixels.

    However, if the dock is on the side, you may move your window on the edge, but, if you hide it and restore it, you'll lose a few pixels :(

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