Disable Dock Autohide

One of those annoying little things is when you ARD into a system and the Dock is nowhere to be seen. Why do we (or should I say they) autohide Docks on servers? Either way, when I ARD into a box and I don’t see a Dock I have this line saved as a Template: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool false; killall Dock By writing an autohide key that is false into com.apple.dock for the currently logged in user, I don’t have to deal with the Dock disappearing any more. You need to kill the Dock and let it respawn, thus the killall as well. Once I’m done working with the box, I can show the dock again: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true; killall Dock Or, instead of all this, as diskutant once pointed out, just use Command-Option-d when you ARD in and then again when you log out!

Mac OS X 10.5: Disable Glass Shelf in Dock

I originally posted this at http://www.318.com/TechJournal For early Leopard adopters that don’t like the new look and feel of the dock, here’s a command to disable that Glass shelf look in your dock: defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES killall Dock If you would like to revert the setting: defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean NO killall Dock click on the code and choose run to activate or deactivate this setting