Removing dock on Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kittycat40, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. kittycat40, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    kittycat40 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Torrance, California
    Is there a way to remove the dock now that those who have Lion can utilize launch pad?
  2. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Might I suggest you actually have a body to your post? I mean, I understand that you'd like to have a way to remove the dock when using Lion, but a little background helps people with giving you an appropriate solution sometimes. For example, I'm wondering what happens if you just remove everything from the dock, does that work for you? I mean I know it'll still be there, but at least it will be empty.
  3. kittycat40 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Torrance, California
    I edited my original post to make things more clear.
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    I didn't think you could remove Finder
  5. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    The dock isn't just an applauncher, but couldn't you just auto hide it?
  6. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i have used this for YEARS.
    it's a little buggy in Lion, but i still swear by it.

    on a 13" macbook, the dock has always bugged me. i use launchpad now to open apps, have my main folder open by default on the sidebar, and am happy...

    if enough people were using this app, the developer might fine-tune it...
  7. Ontonator, Jan 6, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013

    Ontonator macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2013
    Alternatively, you could just set the Dock delay to a really long time, with this terminal code:
    defaults write autohide-delay -float {time} && killall Dock

    Replace {time} with the number of seconds you want it to take before the Dock come up, and set your Dock to autohide.

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