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Developer's Description

Dock Gone keeps the Mac OS X Dock out of your way so that it will not interrupt your work.

While you can always hide the Dock without Dock Gone, it will reappear whenever you mouse over the edge of the screen, blocking whatever is below the cursor. And you can be sure it will happen at the worst possible time. Dock Gone prevents this by moving the Dock completely out of your way, effectively turning it off until you ask for it back.


More than one way to turn off a Dock:
Dock Gone gives you several ways to turn the Dock off.
  • within the Dock Gone Preference Pane in System Preferences
  • in a menu in the menu bar.
  • using a global keyboard shortcut that you define.

Why turn off the Dock instead of just hiding it?
Since Mac OS X first appeared, users have had a love-hate relationship with the Dock and its auto-hide feature. While it is beautiful and useful, there are times when it just gets in the way. Scrolling long documents, navigating long menus in web browsers, and dragging documents around the screen can all inadvertently trigger the Dock to appear exactly at the wrong time. If you move just a little too close to the edge of the screen, the Dock insists on reasserting itself whether it is wanted or not. This gets old fast. Especially for users who like to get the most out of their screen real-estate, it happens way too often.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4

  • Bouncing Icons will no longer appear in a Dock that's been turned off
  • In Snow Leopard, the Dock was reappearing in Exposé. This has been fixed
  • In Snow Leopard 10.6.5, the Dock would sometimes reappear after a switch between spaces. This has been fixed.
  • Numerous under-the-hood improvements

General

Release November 28, 2010
Date Added November 28, 2010
Version 1.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Server
Additional Requirements None

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