Second Display Dock

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by philipandrews, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. philipandrews macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    I am not sure if this is the way this feature is supposed to work or is just not yet releases. But I have my TV hooked up to my MBP through DVI to HDMI as a second monitor and when I move over to the second display the dock will not show up, but when I position the dock to the let it shows up on the TV (the arrangement is for the tv to be to the left. Its like the TV is just a large extension of the display, but I do have the status bar on the tv.

    Is anyone else seeing this?
  2. Galaxas0 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    To bring up the dock, either bring your cursor to the dock location, as if it were hidden, and keep moving in that direction after a brief pause; or you can drag something downwards to it.

    Basically, it works like in full screen apps from 10.7+.
  3. ResPublica macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    Good to know. I didn't know it worked like that in Lion. :)
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Accessing the hidden dock in full screen apps is kind of flakey in DP2 (as compared to DP1).

    Using the trackpad, one most keep a finger pressed down while pausing until the dock shows. If you lift if off you'll have to start your swipe over again.

    Still can't get my magic mouse to bring up the dock in a full screen app though.
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    The more I play with this the more I'm convinced it's broke. Getting the hidden dock to "pop up" on a 2nd monitor is fickle at best. DP1 had it correct - worked fine.
  6. Mattstrete macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Move the cursor to the bottom of the secondary display (in normal or full-screen mode) and then move it further down as if you're moving it BELOW the bottom of the screen; the dock will then pop up (and if the secondary display is not in full screen mode it will stay on that screen until you pull off the same manoeuvre on the other screen).
  7. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    The above doesn't work every time for me. (MBP13 early 2011). Usually takes 3 or 4 attempts and I often run out of trackpad room during the swipe. Have to start from the top near the space bar and keep my finger pressed down on the trackpad during the whole process.

    In DP1 all I had to do was a "double swipe" down over the dock and it popped up every time. Something has changed. Or... updating DP2 over DP1 screwed something up.
  8. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    cool this works, but they need to shorten the activation time by about half i think!
  9. epheterson macrumors newbie


    Jul 24, 2002
    San Francisco
    This is a beautiful feature! I had no idea why my dock popped over there, and got frustrated. Now I understand, and see that it's a very nice solution!
  10. sarakn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2013

    Ahhhh.... thanks for the tip. I was like 'where is it? who moved it?'

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