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If you normally leave the dock visible, it sometimes gets in the way when apps (especially Classic apps) take over the whole screen. It's a pain to mouse to the dock, switch the setting to autohide, do what you want, and switch it back to always show.

A much easier method is to hit Command-Option-D, and the dock will hide. Do what you need to do, and hit Command-Option-D again, and the dock will show itself.

Caught this one on the MacFixIt boards tonight...of course, from comment #1, I should have 'caught' it by just looking at the Apple menu! Oh well, it was a long day!
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Hinding the Dock 2
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 08:18:28AM

Just wanted to say that this key combination (Cmd-Opt D) is available from everywhere, not just the Finder. It is in the Apple menu.



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Hinding the Dock: Is There A Way?
Authored by: MR.AO on Apr 02, '01 06:02:29PM

Does anyone know how to change the key command to hide and show the dock? I would like to change it to control-option-command-z. I know that it's kind of a wierd key combo but it is what I used to use to hide/show my control strip. it is easier for my fingers to get to and I am sure no other app will use it. Although I wonder if just control-command-z would have any conflict problems? It is even easier for my fingers to get to. Anyone who knows how? it would be greatly appreciated.



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Hinding the Dock: Is There A Way?
Authored by: Japper on Mar 12, '02 04:28:39AM

Use fruitmenu! you can set keycombinations for the apple menu in there, and the dock's combination is set in the apple menu, so all you have to do is download it from versiontracker, good luck
-Japper



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Hinding the Dock: Is There A Way?
Authored by: rebug on Mar 12, '02 11:27:59AM

I don't see any way to set key combinations with fruitmenu. Am I missing something?



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Hinding the Dock: Is There A Way?
Authored by: rebug on Mar 12, '02 11:32:50AM

Posting that led to me finding it.
If I hadn't, I wouldn't have.
Since I did, I did.

Isn't that always the way it is?



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Hinding the Dock: Is There A Way?
Authored by: 128K Mac on Mar 12, '02 11:36:15PM

Such is the life of the rich and famous.... ;)



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Hinding the Dock 2
Authored by: switkowski on Oct 10, '03 06:36:07PM

Its a question, actually. I need option-command-d for frequently used functions in both Quark and Photoshop. How can I edit it to something else or disable it? I never have the dock showing all the time anyhow.



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