Dock

Automatically Hide & Show The macOS Dock

This is a follow up to the post of 9th January about automatically hiding and showing the menu bar, you can also automatically hide and show the dock, I find this really helpful while playing games in windowed mode.

How To
Select System Preferences (img.1).

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Choose the Dock icon in the top row of the window (img.2).

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Now tick the, Automatically hide and show the Dock, checkbox (img.3)

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When you tick this box, the dock will reappear as you move your cursor towards the bottom of the screen, allowing you to get at all your dock actions while keeping your screen uncluttered.

Dark Menu Bar and Dock

Everybody has their own choice of Wallpaper, mine changes on a regular basis. At present I am using quite a dark wallpaper and the normal light Mac Menu Bar and Dock seem to visually jar with this but there is an option in macOS Sierra that enables this to be changed. 

How To
The standard look of the Menu Bar and Dock is shown below. Firstly, click on the System Preferences icon in the dock (img.1). 

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When the System Preferences window appears select the ‘General’ icon (img.2)

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In the ‘General’ options check the box ‘Use Dark Menu Bar and Dock’ and the Menu Bar and Dock will become dark and fit in with the overall look of your desktop (img.3). 

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