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What about a dock hiding hack?
Authored by: xianman on Jun 18, '03 06:19:57PM

What I would really like to see for the dock would be the simple addition of only popping open the dock (when hiding is on of course) IF a modifier key is down, like the command key for instance. Does anyone know if that would be a possible hack?



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What about a dock hiding hack?
Authored by: zeb on Jun 18, '03 06:57:59PM

There would probably need to be a separate process running in the background acting as a a deamon watching out for modifier key presses. I don't think this is possible with the DockMenu.plist. I searched everywhere to find a documented list (or lookup table) for the available commands used by the dock and what they do, but I came up empty handed. The list in the Hint is based on my own findings. There could be another command that does just what you are asking...

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What about a dock hiding hack?
Authored by: cybergoober on Jun 20, '03 10:56:56AM

You mean like enabling Full Keyboard Access and using the default F-keys? Control + F3 brings up the Dock and you can Tab between all items in the Dock.

Probably not exactly what you had in mind though.



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A less stupid dock
Authored by: VRic on Jun 21, '03 03:56:03AM

What you really want is a less stupid dock that would stop popping when told to hide or fleeing from the cursor whenever you try to use it. That's what A-Dock has been for years under OS 9 and below. Maybe you could replace the dock with A-Dock if you can live without Apple's advanced Dock features like magnification and docklets.

For that you'll need a trick:
- move Dock.app from its default location to the Applications folder (otherwise it will relaunch as soon as you quit it)
- add it to your login items (it needs to launch once after login)
- quit it manually or add a script applet to you login items that says:
tell app "Dock.app" to quit
- try A-Dock X
http://jerome.foucher.free.fr/ADockX.html



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A less stupid dock
Authored by: bluehz on Jun 21, '03 02:16:08PM

A-Dock is very nice, tried it for the first time today. replacing my standard Dock.app with alias. Unfrotunately A-Dock seems to crash whenever I try to add anything to it using the Shift+drag method. Has anyone had any success with A-Dock?



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