Exposé requires Dock

in macOS edited January 2014
I don't like the dock. I map my function keys and use fruit menu.

now, I love expose. One problem is that it requires the dock to be running.

Why the **** is this??? What does the dock do for it?

Is there any way around it?



  • Reply 1 of 5
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    My guess... Expose asks the Dock for all windows of all apps, since it already has the information for it's contextual menus.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    henriokhenriok Posts: 537member
    The Dock also has routines to scale windows, does hiding and showing of Apps and so forth. If you don't like the Dock, just hide it.

    Mapping shortcuts and using variuos menu-apps like Fruit Menu makes no sense since that won't give you functionality like Drag'n'Drop. I love the Dock. Since it's mad eme many times faster that all helver apps in OS9 ever did, I cannot understand the love for such apps like Fruit menu.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Like it or not, the Dock is a vital part of the OS. If you're not using the Dock, you might as well not be using OS X. It's like saying you don't like the Windows taskbar. Without the taskbar, Windows is nothing.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    Windows is nothing with a taskbar.

    - Barto

    PS I'm using a 3rd party dock in Windows
  • Reply 5 of 5
    I also use function keys, but I don't mind the dock. It's very useful for certain things (like watching CPU usage with CPU Monitor). If you don't like it, why don't you shrink it down real tiny?
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