Is there a way to show the dock only when an external monitor is attached?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Capt Crunch, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    I've got a 13" macbook pro and when I'm on the road I hide the dock to free up as much real estate as I can. When I'm at home though, I attach my computer to my external monitor where I have more than enough space. Since I actually use the dock when I have a proper mouse, I'd like the dock to be shown. Now, I just can't be bothered to do the two clicks required to keep the dock popped up, so is there any way to automate the process?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The two clicks is less work than actually plugging in the external monitor.
     
  3. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know. And typing this witty response is enough effort to be equivalent to a months worth of manually switching the dock.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Command-Option-D toggles hide/show for the dock.

    For what it's worth do the same, plugging in my 15 MBP to a 30" external monitor at home, but I still can't stand the dock. Nothing is in it unless it is running, and I keep it hidden always.
     

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