Only auto-hide the dock when a window is above it!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kriese84, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Kriese84 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    Hello everyone and thanks in advance. Simple question:

    Is there a way to only auto-hide the dock when a window is above it?

    For example: I browse with large Safari Window -> The dock should auto-hide.
    Only Adium is open in the right corner ->The dock should be shown.

    Greetings ...
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not that I've ever heard of. You can set the dock to pop up on mouseover though.
  3. Kriese84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    Jep, i know that. I think this feature would be a good improvement.
    Thanks anyway.
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
  5. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    You say it would be a good feature, but I don't even understand what it is you're asking.
  6. sc25893 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2012

    I'm new to the forum and I was looking for similar functionality but the more I look, the more it seems this isn't available on mac osx.

    It's a pretty standard thing on ubuntu and here's how it works.

    This would indeed be a great feature and it works brilliantly for those who like to go fullscreen a lot. Hiding the dock means you have to mouseover wherever the dock is hidden. With 'window dodge', it appears itself when all
    windows are clear. Saves moving the mouse over.

    I have moved over to mac osx after using linux & windows for many years and although I have only been using it a couple of days, I really miss (a) snap to windows (i.e. drag a window to top of screen and maximizes - to the left or right and goes half screen) and (b) window dodge (from ubuntu).


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