This gap is annoying me so much that I immediately rolled back to 10.15 after trying out macOS 11. And if I don't find a way to get rid of it before end of support for Catalina, I'll have to install Windows instead of macOS on my macbook.

Is there a way to remove it? I already tried a bunch of dock replacements, all of them felt pretty awkward to use.

  • The dock isn't really meant to go to the screen edge. Mine only takes up about the middle third on a large screen. Can't you just put more in it or change the zoom size till it reaches, or does it stop short whatever you do?
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 23, 2022 at 11:13
  • I use auto-hide and on the work machines which automatically reset i use the shortcut to hide the dock.
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 23, 2022 at 12:06
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    Do you mean the gap BELOW the Dock (when on the bottom of the screen)? TBH, I hadn't even noticed it was there, or different. Changing platforms is a bit extreme -- I'd be surprised if everything in Windows was entirely as you'd want it, either! I doubt there's any configurable options. I'd just ignore it.
    – benwiggy
    Jun 23, 2022 at 12:52
  • Yes, the gap below the dock (in my case - to the right, cause I have it on the right edge of the screen). I tried to ignore it - I can't. I already use Windows (and Linux too) on my other computers, so it's not that extreme for me.
    – gelraen
    Jun 23, 2022 at 13:44
  • Classic form over function, apparently it is supposed to float like the latest IOS, but this is not a phone... Interesting that the menu bar was reduced in size to provide more screen real estate, then they make this change. Kinda contradictory. I have to agree that opting for Windows as the solution is a touch extreme! Oct 25, 2023 at 10:15


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