What apps are available to intellihide the dock?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sidvicious99, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. sidvicious99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2011
    Is there any way to intellihide the dock like you can with Docky in a Linux OS? I usually like my dock to be large and always visible but at the same time I don't like it when a window obstructs my dock. (and yes, i know you can hide the dock, but I want it to intelligently hide)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Right-click on the dashed divider on the Dock and select "Turn Hiding On". That's the only option available.
  3. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere

    not sure if that's what u want...i've been using it for YEARS (i never use the dock). when i click control-option-command-D, the dock appears (or hides)...
  4. sidvicious99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2011
  5. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    cool feature. I know of nothing like that for OSX though.
  6. gjherbiet macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2012
    I have developed an application (mainly using AppleScript) that does this, or at least very close to what you want: https://github.com/gjherbiet/DockIntellihide.app

    Please try it and send me back comments so I can further improve it.
    Thanks in advance.
  7. sidvicious99, Jan 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012

    sidvicious99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2011
    Works wonderfully, so far. Thanks!

    EDIT: Launchpad doesn't work with this tweak enabled. The dock tries to unhide and launchpad doesn't work.
  8. gjherbiet macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2012
    You are right. This happens when the dock is hidden and Launchpad is started (which I never thought of testing). I'll try to fix that soon.

    Please let me know if you have a problem with this little tool, I'll try to fix it (whenever possible, and provided I have some spare time). And if you have a github account, please open an issue ticket here : https://github.com/gjherbiet/DockIntellihide.app/issues
  9. kpgh554 macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2011
    iver england
    can try here might be one you find useful...http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/dock

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