Poll: Do you hide your Dock?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by iObama, Apr 30, 2015.


Do you hide your Dock?

  1. Yes

    49 vote(s)
  2. No

    76 vote(s)
  1. iObama, Apr 30, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015

    iObama macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2008
    There are some super old threads about this, so I thought it would be fun to do a new one!
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    more than just hide it, i NEVER use it. on my 13' macbook pro, it's always seemed to be a waste of space.

    i ran a terminal command to make it not appear for hours (so i never see it).
    IF i want to check the trash, i can command-option-D, and it pops up. IF.

    i open apps with launchpad, scroll thru them with command-tab. and i have an app that pops up an icon in the menubar when there's mail.

    for me, working almost full screen (ie everything right up to the menubar) works great.

    not a fan of the dock (obviously). :D
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Yeah, I do the same Terminal command, but uBar is the replacement.
  4. owen123 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2013
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    I have it hidden on my iMac as I use dual screens so I want to be able to bring it up on both monitors. On my MBP, I tend to have it shown but I have it full up so it's fairly small, if i'm doing something in Illustrator that is complex i'll hide it to get more screen space.
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    I hide it on my MacBook Air, but not on my iMac. I need some extra space on the MBA.
  6. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
  7. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
  8. oneshotpro Suspended

    Aug 13, 2014
    yea, especially in yosemite since it looks ugly.
  9. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    really? i think it's the best the dock has ever looked (much more so than the fake 3d one).
  10. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    I do, but only to save space. I love the Yosemite design too - reminds me of earlier OS X versions.
  11. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I hide it purely for the extra space. I do use it frequently.
  12. Vertigoo macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2015

    Can you tell me the terminal command to make it not appear? Do you have to enter this command each time you log on?
    And which app do you use to let an icon pop up when there's mail?

    Is there an app/terminal command to make the dock transparent and to leave it ON TOP of an opened program? On my 21.5 Imac I work with spaces and fully maximize 1 program (eg Safari) per Space. I then swipe with two fingers between spaces or use the Dock to go to another Space. It would be nice to have the Dock stay on top of an opened program instead of taking some space away from the program.
  13. fisherking, May 3, 2015
    Last edited: May 3, 2015

    fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    the app i use for the mail menubar is old, it's:mailunreadmenu; look on macupdate.com, there may be newer apps that do this (in fact, i'm sure there are)...

    meanwhile, i did this once, and never see the dock. I believe I only ran the first command (and the dock, does, in fact, come up immediately on Command-Option-D):

    defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 9999999; killall Dock

    And to make it appear instantly when you hit the shortcut
    defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -int 0; killall Dock

    And of course you can reverse these changes with the following commands, respectively:
    defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-delay; killall Dock

    defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier; killall Dock

    EDIT: also found mailbar
  14. MacDavey macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    I never hide the doc on my Mini. I use it all the time for launching apps and prefer not to have it auto-hide.
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I don't hide it. Probably only because I'm used to seeing it. I tried auto hide once for about a week then switched it back.

    I honestly don't care for launchpad and don't know terminal so I find it the best way to get to my frequently used software so I keep it front and center.

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