Turning the Dock off

Invizzible

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Does anyone know if there's a way to turn the dock off, so I can have it hidden and not pop up when my mouse arrow gets near it? When I run Pro Tools and have the edit window filling my entire left monitor, I have the dock hidden but everytime my mouse arrow gets near the edge of the screen the dock pops up and interferes with what I'm doing. Would be great to be able to turn it off for my session.
 

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In your particular situation the easiest option is probably to keep the dock visible (ie. without auto-hide) and then make your Pro Tools window a few pixels smaller. You won't lose much but you won't be distracted by a pop-up dock.
 

Kamera RAWr

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There is a hack that you can do in terminal that will get rid of the dock by moving its file, but if I remember correctly it also causes you to lose Dashboard and all your widgets. That is, until you move the dock file back to its proper location
 

Invizzible

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Thanks for the responses everyone. Moving the dock to a different edge doesn't do any good, because in Pro Tools I'm constantly moving the mouse all over the place, to all edges of the screen. And reducing the size of the Pro Tools window is an option, but I don't have a big enough window as it is so I hate to do that. And that hack sounds kinda scary. I was hoping someone would know of a freeware utility that would give me a 'dock off' option, but I guess there isn't enough of a demand for it. I'm kinda surprised, though.
 

kick52

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Thanks for the responses everyone. Moving the dock to a different edge doesn't do any good, because in Pro Tools I'm constantly moving the mouse all over the place, to all edges of the screen. And reducing the size of the Pro Tools window is an option, but I don't have a big enough window as it is so I hate to do that. And that hack sounds kinda scary. I was hoping someone would know of a freeware utility that would give me a 'dock off' option, but I guess there isn't enough of a demand for it. I'm kinda surprised, though.
If I remember correctly there is an app which makes the Dock ridiculously small so you can hardly see it.. Let me see if I can find it.

Found it. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23495
 

Kamera RAWr

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I honestly don't think the hack is anything to be scared of, I'd be more or less annoyed by having to go back and forth with it in terminal if you want the dock when not using your pro apps :p
 

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I just installed Knockoutdock, and it's pretty cool. It's about as unobtrusive now as it could possibly ever be, w/out being turned off completely. Thanks everyone!