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  • Thu, Apr 9 2009 5:53 PM

    • Evan Schiff
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    Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    In the realm of Avid problems, this one is very minor, but I've become annoyed with MC's insistence on hiding the Finder dock in Leopard. I have all of my Unity workspaces mounted, but when I click in and out of Avid, all the icons rearrange themselves due to the dock hiding and unhiding. Because of this, when I click on a drive, the icons move at the same time I click on them (thus bringing the focus to Finder), and I end up clicking on a different drive than the one i wanted.

    Was there some change in Avid (or in Leopard) regarding the dock? I didn't have this problem on MC 2.7.8 in Tiger, but I'm having it now in 3.1.2 on Leopard. If I turn Hiding off on the dock, Avid re-enables it on its own. I have my desktop set to Keep Arranged by Kind, which I know I could turn off, but I like the desktop organization to be this way.

    Very minor, somewhat aggravating Smile

    Thanks,
    --Evan

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  • Thu, Apr 9 2009 6:32 PM In reply to

    • RalphFoster
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    Re: Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    You're not hitting CMD-alt-D by any chance.  I have this mapped in QUICKEYS for something and it took me while to realise this is the default for hiding/showing the dock.  It can be disabled in SYSTEM PREFERENCES->KEYBOARD&MOUSE->KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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  • Thu, Apr 9 2009 6:39 PM In reply to

    • Evan Schiff
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    Re: Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    I'm just using the mouse, actually... It seems that Dock Hiding is application-specific, so when it's On in Avid it's actually still Off in Finder. I just found I can make the problem go away by turning it On in Finder also, which I've done, but something's still changed between 2.7.x/Tiger and 3.x/Leopard

    Thanks,
    --Evan

    MC 7.0.0, OSX 10.8.4 Retina Macbook Pro Blackmagic Mini Monitor [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Apr 14 2009 11:40 AM In reply to

    • mark.burton
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    Re: Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    MC has a small setting in its info.plist file which determins what the dock does when MC is running. By default its set to hide the dock, but this can be easily changed.

    With MC shut down, open the following file in TextEdit (you need to right click on the app icon to get to the contents folder):
    /Applications/Avid Media Composer/AvidMediaComposer.app/Contents/Info.plist

    ...find the lines at the very bottom of the file:
    <key>LSUIPresentationMode</key>
    <integer>1</integer>

    ...change the '1' to '0'. Save and close the file. Your dock will no longer hide when MC launches.

  • Fri, Feb 24 2012 12:00 PM In reply to

    • MarkERichards
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    Re: Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    Thanks for the Plist.info approach. I have tried this 2 or 3 times but with no luck.

    I always have my dock open on screen left, but let MC hide it to give me as much screen space as possible. Very annoying when you're used to having it open for all other apps except MC.

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  • Thu, Apr 21 2022 3:57 PM In reply to

    • fixmysync
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    Re: Disable Dock Auto-Hiding?

    This totally works! Alll these years later too...which just shows you how little the Avid software has actually changed over the years. Really explains why there are so many issues with this software....spagetti code!

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