Every now and then, something comes along like Paparazzi (grab a screenshot of a whole web page) which has
Knockout Dock is such an app. It gained me an inch of
Read about it and how to survive in a
Knockout Dock is an
It requires no interaction, no logging in and out to see your changes and no copying of plist files.
Running the app sends a series of commands to Terminal that
Poof, it’s gone! The extra space at the bottom of my screen is mine to enjoy.
Actually, the Dock has been moved and hidden just underneath the
Running the app again offers you the option of undoing the changes, no damage done.
Launching apps and bringing apps into focus — the two most common things that I used the Dock for when it was at the bottom of my screen — are easily replaced.
The Trash can is still only a Command-Click away.
Command-Tab brings up the Application Switching window that allows you to switch quickly between your open apps. It also shows me at a key stroke the unread
But there is a still more excellent way.
After installing it, Option-Tab (the configurable default key stroke combination) brings up a
Hitting Option-Tab again cycles through the individual windows, allowing you to jump to the exact thing you want. Or you can use your mouse.
Further options in Witch’s preference pane provide for even smarter sorting and selection.
What do I miss? Nothing.
What do I gain? An extra strip of screen real estate and an strong incentive to get off my lazy butt and explore the rich capabilities of QuickSilver more carefully.
It’s a win-win situation.
No money was paid in achieving this result. All the apps mentioned (except LaunchBar – USD 19.95) are freeware or donation-ware.
[I read about this on the QuickSilver forum]
- ExposÃ©’s built-in window switcher
- Do-It: Creating iCal Events Quickly
- Quicksilver Î²50 Bulldog
- Plugins add grunt to Google’s Quick Search Box
- Get extra focus with full-screen TextMate
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