Plank can be set unhidden by setting ~/.config/plank/dock/settings -> HideMode=X -> HideMode=0, but how to set the maximize action to the upper edge of plank like in OS X?

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You achieve that result by setting the "Never hide" option in System settings > Desktop > Dock.

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  • Is there a way to do this configuration for non eOS/Pantheon?
    – Nur
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 16:02

Go to System Settings -> Desktop -> Dock

Dock Setting

  • Is this answer for a previous version of elementary OS?
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 18:41
  • No, its for elementary Freya 0.3.1, here my eOS
    – chevy
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 18:52
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    This is interesting. I am assuming there have been several tweaks to that switchboard plugin of late as mine does look slightly different now. Are you fully up to date @mr.ck? I feel the answer is still valid though as 'focused window is maximised' is probably more in line with what the OP asked for.
    – elmato
    Commented Nov 21, 2015 at 1:21

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