I'm on a Mac and I honestly have no use for the Dock. I actually hide it for an eternity so it never appears by running the following command.
defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 1000000
I use Alfred and that basically gives me all I really need in terms of opening apps and then I can use ⌘ + TAB to switch apps.
I also do not really use the touch bar except for mapping it to function keys (F1 - F12) when I have a browser open or VS Code.
Having said that, I came across a very interesting project a few weeks ago called Pock that lets you put the Dock into the touch bar. This combined with "permanently" hiding the Dock makes the touch bar more useful for me. If I'm honest, it's just to see if I have a Slack notification, but that alone is worth it.
Display macOS Dock in Touch Bar.
It's free and open source, and it also brings some minimalistic widgets with it
macOS Catalina (10.15)
If you are on macOS Catalina (10.15), please click here and read carefully the suggestions to have a flawless experience.
Why can't I open an issue/pull request?
I’m currently migrating all default widgets to make Pock independent from them At the end of the process, each widget will have its dedicated repo, where you'll be able to open new PRs I hope to publish the new sources soon alongside PockKit.
The PRs that are currently opened will be merged manually in the dedicated widget repository
Thanks for your patience!
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How To Enable
- Move Pock to your Applications folder
- Open Pock
- If you don't…