How To Automatically Hide Applications Dock On MacBook: Maximize Your Display Screen

Discover How to Maximize Your MacBook Display Screen by Automatically Hiding The Applications Dock to Create a Layout That Suits Better Workflow.


Mwenda Kelvin (Chief Editor)

5/1/20242 min read

MacBook Applications Dock (Credit: Apple Inc.)

Apart from moving the applications dock anywhere on the display screen as seen from this blog post article, another great feature that comes along with the dock settings is the capability of making the applications dock automatically hide when it is not in use hence creating even more workspace on the display screen and for one to do that, below in today’s blog post article is a short step by step guide to help one achieve that which is as follows;

STEP 1 – Click on the Apple logo at the top right of the display screen or on the wheel-like application on the dock, which in turn should take you to a new window written “System Preferences” with other applications settings as shown in the below screenshot;

STEP 2 – While on the System Preferences window, look for an application written Dock then click on it which in turn should open a new Dock window that has a few dock settings as shown in the screenshot below;

Dock Settings Window (Credit: Apple Inc.)

STEP 3 – On the dock settings window check for a place written “Automatically hide and show the Dock” and make sure to check it which will automatically hide the applications dock immediately as shown in the screenshot below;

MacBook System Preferences Windows (Credit: Apple Inc.)

MacBook Dock Settings Window (Credit: Apple Inc.)

In summary, automatically hiding the applications dock creates more space on the display screen while using applications and a full viewing of whatever is being displayed on the screen without any interference hence maximizing the display workspace to the fullest.