Removing icons on the bottom while browsing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mj11, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. mj11 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    1st time poster, brand new macbook pro owner (24 hours) and I love it already. Is there a way to remove the icons at the bottom of the screen while I am in Safari? It feels like it is cutting off some of the webpages I am trying to view. I tried the search function...:)

  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    Welcome to MacRumors!

    If you are trying to remove icons from the dock, just drag them off and they will disappear in a puff of smoke.

    You can also resize the dock and make it smaller, or hide it.
  3. crobbins macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    Go to system preferences, then "Dock", then check "Automatically hide and show the dock" This will make it disappear while you're not using it and come up when you move your mouse down to the very bottom. I think this is what you're looking to do.
  4. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    I think he is talking about the fact that Safari doesn't show the status bar by default and it makes it look like the pages are just getting cut off.

    Also, I don't think removing icons from the dock will solve the problem he wants to solve. He probably wants to set the dock to autohide.

    Click the Apple > Dock > Turn hiding on
  5. mj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    got it thanks! Now how to I get the things I made go poof reappear?
  6. spgiva macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Assuming you mean how to you put applications (back) in the dock (the bar on the bottom of the screen). 2 ways

    1) go to your application folder, and drag any application you want from the folder to the dock (if you have dock hiding turned on, just cary the app all the way down to the bottom of your screen till the dock pops up). The existing icons will squeeze over and make room for the new ones. You can place the new dock app anywhere in the application section of the dock. (FYI this will not remove the application from the application folder)

    2) Any running application that does not already in the dock will appear on the left most side of the dock (with a small black triangle underneath it). Drag this icon from the left-hand side of the dock to a new position within the dock. Then after quiting the application the icon will remain in the dock.

    Congrats on the new machine! have fun

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