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Authored by: robg on Mar 16, '06 09:32:37AM
As noted, it's a great spot to hide it if you rarely use it. I put it up there when I'm working in a full-screen app like Motion, as it prevents accidental activation of the dock.

To do it without third party utils, it's just this in Terminal:
$ defaults write com.apple.Dock orientation top
$ killall Dock
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-rob.

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hide and minimise the dock
Authored by: dirtymouse on Mar 19, '06 11:56:44PM

I made this simple Applescript to write the dock prefs to make the dock close to invisible and out of the way.

tcsh
cd ~/Library/Preferences/
cp com.apple.dock.plist com.apple.dock.plist.dmbu
defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -bool no
defaults write com.apple.dock magnification -bool no
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool yes
defaults write com.apple.dock orientation -string top
defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string end
defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -int 16
defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string scale
kill `ps awwx | grep Dock | grep -v grep | awk '{print $1}'`
exit

script is available here:

http://delivery.troubledmac.com/applescripts/KnockoutDock.dmg.gz

You can revert your settings with a backup that the script makes


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