Hidden dock issue with Lion GM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Little Angel, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Little Angel macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    When I looking at an app in full screen, when I move the cursor down to the dock to reveal the dock, it doesn't reveal.
    Is this a bug?
    Anyone else getting this?
    Thanks for feedback.
  2. Simplicated, Jul 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    It only appears sometimes. I'm sure it'll be fixed in .1 or .2.
  3. SidBoggle macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    Bucks, UK
    I believe this intentional. The normal move to bottom of screen does not trigger it because the dock would then impose on your fullscreen app. The way to do it is to move the cursor to the bottom of the screen then move down again - this seems to trigger the dock. Always works for me anyway.
  4. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Not working for me. The only way I can get the dock back is to exit full screen mode.
  5. jschmitt macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2011
    I'm seeing the same "behavior"; definitely erratic; sometimes it appears, at other times it never appears!

  6. nathanl1192 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    This is not a bug. You have to go back to a desktop to view the dock. If the dock reveals in a full screen app, it is a bug.
  7. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    One of those.... It's not a "bug" its a "feature!"
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    If you move the cursor to the bottom, and then make another, separate movement down, you can make the dock appear every time (it is not erratic.)

    I doubt this behavior is unintentional. it allows easy access to the dock without going into Mission Control, while at the same time making it impossible for the dock to appear unintentionally in fullscreen.
  9. Reid Stairs macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I'm having the same thing happen. Dock sporadically appears when I move the cursor down to the bottom. Still sporadic when I do the 'move it down, then up and then down' motion suggested.
  10. PsychoH13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    He didn't say "down, then up, then down again". He said "Go down" "Stop" "Go down", the stop can either be an actual stop on the track or the a lift up of the mouse or the finger. The only requirement is that the mouse cursor stays at the bottom of the screen before the second "go down".

    Here it's not erratic at all.
  11. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    u have to move the cursor on the edge and then again even further, its not a bug ur just doing it wrong ;)

    probably so u dont open the dock by mistake when u just want to navigate on the edge of the full screen app
  12. 19ertim macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Dock and full Screen

    It's a bug. The Dock hides and un-hides with out flaw except in Full Screen mode. I like other users have noticed the erratic behavior.

    To get any sort of "reliable" use of the Dock in full screen:

    Move cursor to edge of screen
    Dock does not appear
    Move cursor back from screen edge 1-2mm, and then back to edge.
    Dock should un-hide

    No way this is normal. Call it an unexpected feature but it don't call it normal
  13. deahamlet macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Moving to the bottom only seems to work with Safari, Mail, iCal. Other apps that have the full-screen option like Chrome do not show the Dock no matter how you move the mouse at the bottom.
    With the Apple apps it works every time.
  14. autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Thank you for explaining it more in detail. This does work for me and explains why it seemed erratic before. If you don't know that's what the new behavior is, you may not realize that's what's happening.

    Kind of hard to do this with a mouse, but works well on my trackpad.
  15. cinemanna macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Seems to work. Two downward one finger strokes in succession.
    One stroke down. Lift finger. Then a second stroke down.
    Always works. Not erratic.
  16. Little Angel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    Thanks everyone.
    Just for more info, I was initially doing this in chrome full screen & it still doesn't show this way no matter what combination of gestures i use.
    All other full screens its shows with the swipe down & swipe again feature.
  17. mazstar1980 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I was not in fullscreen mode and the dock wouldn't appear when I put my mouse cursor in the area (to the left side).

    It came back after manually switching 'Hide dock' off and on again.

    Just another reason why Lion is atrocious.
  18. rcsote macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    no dock, no screen saver

    worked fine till I did the upgrade.

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