Forgoing the dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Morgan Mac, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Morgan Mac macrumors regular

    Morgan Mac

    Jul 24, 2011
    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.
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Well, nothing is impossible, but the Dock is rather hard-wired into the soul of OS X. Removing it would require tearing a lot of things down and rebuilding them.

    A surprising number of other OS X features are built-in to Dock.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Dock became increasingly vestigial in future versions of OS X, eventually being removed altogether in favour of LaunchPad etc.

    If you want a menu for your Applications folder, I can recommend Xmenu, which puts little menulets into your menubar for a number of things, including that.

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