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

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    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

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    Not that I've ever heard of. You can set the dock to pop up on mouseover though.
     
  3. Kriese84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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  5. samh macrumors 6502

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

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    Hi,

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2rj18H0M38

    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).

    Sam.
     

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