I'm going to propose a problem. I know it can be done, but may take a lot of work, and be very difficult. Any help is appreciated. Step1. Completely remove the dock. Step2. Edit the Finder menu, to add a drop-down menu for Applications. Step3. Also add a drop-down for trash. This radical idea would be very useful. I have no use for the dock. It's distracting to me, and takes up screen-space. I switch applications using command-tab.