Multitasking and Dock go hand in hand. No matter where you are, you can bring up it up and launch your favorite apps or switch between them seamlessly. Instead of keeping the “Dock” always visible, you can choose to make it appear and disappear depending on your needs. Using this relatively hidden macOS feature, you can enlarge your screen real estate. Especially if you are using a Mac laptop, it can come in super handy. Thankfully, there are two quick ways to show and hide your Mac Dock – automatically and manually.
Show and Hide Dock on Mac in macOS Sonoma
Times when I’m streaming a video, I prefer to swipe the Dock away. It allows me to get the most out of the large screen. My preference might appeal to your taste as well.
Automatically Show and Hide Dock on Mac in macOS Sonoma
- To get started, click on the Apple menu at the top left corner of the user interface.
- Now, when the drop-down menu appears, choose “System Settings” to proceed.
- Next, scroll down in the sidebar and select “Desktop & Dock”.
- Finally, ensure that the toggle next to “Automatically hide and show the Dock” is turned on and you are all set!
From now onwards, whenever you swing the cursor to the bottom of the screen, your “Mac Dock” will show up. And when you swipe your cursor away, the Dock will disappear. Pretty neat, isn’t it?
Hide and Show Dock on Mac Manually Using a Keyboard Shortcut
If you are fond of a keyboard shortcut, you would be glad to know that a keyboard shortcut makes the task super simple. To do so, make use of the CMD+Option+D keyboard shortcut to make the Mac Dock appear and disappear based on your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you force quit apps on your Mac?
Ans: Force-killing apps on Mac is as simple as it ever gets. So, the next time you want to close any apps or fix the misbehaving ones, click on the Apple menu at the upper left corner of the screen -> Choose Force Quit -> Select all the apps you want to get rid of, and hit Force Quit in the menu.
2. How do you edit widgets on your Mac?
Ans: To edit widgets on your macOS device, click on the time reading at the upper right corner of the screen -> click on the Edit Widget option to access your widgets library. After that, select the preferred widget and then make the desired changes.