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How to remove the Dock in Mac OS X Leopard

How to remove the Dock in Mac OS X Leopard

I don't want the dock that is at the bottom of the screen. I don't want to hide it but completely remove it. How can this be done? If not possible, why not?

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Guest [Entry]

"Your best bet is to leave it there so you won't mess with other services but shrink it to super small size using the following terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -int 1

see below for example .. that's wicked small.

then pin it to one side with the following terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string start

then hide it. It should be totally out of the way at that point unless you mouse all the way over in the extreme bottom left hand corner."
Guest [Entry]

"There is a program called: Dock Disabler (Source)

The Dock isn't perfect but disabling the Dock entirely will break certain features (eg. Expose in Tiger and Panther)"
Guest [Entry]

"To the best of my knowledge, you cannot disable the dock. Even quitting the dock process results in it auto-magically restarting.

You cannot disable the dock because it is an integral part of OS X.

Why do you want to remove it? What benefit do you believe you'll get from removing it?"
"To the best of my knowledge, you cannot disable the dock. Even quitting the dock process results in it auto-magically restarting.

You cannot disable the dock because it is an integral part of OS X.

Why do you want to remove it? What benefit do you believe you'll get from removing it?"
Guest [Entry]

"Theoretically anything is possible I suppose, the Dock application is in /System/Library/CoreServices so for starters you could pull it out of there I suppose.

But I don't think Finder will like that, and you also will lose the Expose feature, and maybe Dashboard too. I can't imagine why disabling/removing it would be preferable to simply hiding it."