The dock on a Mac computer allows you to select applications for quick access at the bottom of the screen.
From web browsers to bookmarks like Pages and iTunes, you can customize your base to make sure you can open anything quickly and easily.
While customization and ease of access are beneficial, the dock can also limit screen space and sometimes functionality.
Fortunately, it is possible to hide the dock on your Mac computer.
Here we'll explain to you how to do it.
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How to hide the dock on your Mac using System Preferences
one) Click on the Apple symbol in the upper left corner.
2) Scroll down and click System Preferences.
3) Click on Dock.
Click Dock in System Preferences.Ryan Ariano / Business Insider
4) Check the box next to "Hide and automatically show the Dock".
Make sure the box to hide the pier is checked.Ryan Ariano / Business Insider
The pier will now disappear. To access it, move the cursor to where you have placed the dock, either the bottom of the screen by default or one of the sides if you moved it.
How to hide the dock on your Mac using a keyboard shortcut
You can also hide your base by pressing this keyboard shortcut: Command (⌘) + Option + D.
You can then re-raise your base by moving the cursor to where it was, or by pressing Command (⌘) + Option + D again.