I have a two display setup arranged as shown in figure.

I can see the dock only on my primary display and only when the application it hosts is not in fullscreen mode. My dock is configured to appear only when I move the pointer to the bottom of the screen.

My dual display setup

Can I configure my Mac to display the dock on the display I am currently working, even if it hosts a fullscreen application?

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I just figured out that there is a special gesture to do that.

I need to swipe all the way to the bottom of the touchpad and then hold my finger for a while.

That gesture does the trick both on the secondary screen and on fullscreen applications.

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    Yea, I noticed it needs that on full-screen applications and I hate it! Any way to turn it off? I just want to throw my mouse down and get my dock.
    – Rvervuurt
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:04
  • I don't know, but it would be great because this new gesture is kind of annoying. Moreover I noticed that this gesture "moves the dock". After I execute it, if the application is not in fullscreen, it is enough to move the pointer to the bottom of the screen. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:11

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