weird dock setting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zeerak.ahmed, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. zeerak.ahmed macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hey,
    is there any way that i can set the dock to hide, but it shows itself whenever i go to the desktop.

    ie, it hides when any window is open?

    any way? besides pressing Command-Option-D all the time
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    #2
    System Prefs -> Dock. Check the "Automatically Hide and Show the Dock"
     
  3. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    #3
    I think the OP realises this. What I think he is after is a way to have "Automatically Hide/Show the dock" switched on, yet when he is viewing the desktop, he wants the Dock to be always visible.

    At least that was how I read his request :eek:
     
  4. zeerak.ahmed thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. zeerak.ahmed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    you got me correct my friend.

    now just TELL ME HOW!
     
  6. Slip macrumors 6502a

    Slip

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    #6
    Run your cursor to the edge of the screen where the Dock is?
    I don't really see why you request what you described.
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    #7
    This is actually a good idea. I'd love to be able to apple+tab to the dock, where it is always hidden until I apple+tab to it. In essence it would run like its own app, hiding when I switch to another app.

    Now somebody make it happen!
     
  8. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    #8
    If you want to hide/show the dock using the keyboard type:

    option-command-d

    But again, I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for. You can also change this combination by going to System Prefs -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts and scroll down to the dock setting.
     

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