When I open the launch bar the dock is always there taking up spaces. Is there a terminal command that allow me to hide this?

  • What do you mean by "open then launch bar"? Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 8:08
  • Even if you could hide it, the space wouldn't probably be used to display more icons. You can change the number of rows or columns with for example defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 8; killall Dock, but the maximum number of icons per page won't be increased.
    – Lri
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 10:33
  • By launch bar do you mean Launchpad?
    – nohillside
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 19:21
  • @patrix I guess so...
    – h__
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 0:31

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The easiest way to hide the Dock is to press Command+Option+D. Is there a specific reason you want to use a terminal command?

  • Option-command-D doesn't do anything in Launchpad.
    – Lri
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 10:19

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