Loki 0.4 64-bit. Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to force the dock to appear even when a focused window overlaps it?
Unfortunately no. However, if necessary you can make a request for this feature at https://launchpad.net/elementaryos . Otherwise, you can follow these steps to (kind of) peek at the dock:
- Hold down control and right click the dock at the same time.
- Select preferences.
- When the window appears, select the "Behaviour" category.
- In the drop down, select "Dodge active window" (if it isn't already turned on. If it is, please ignore steps 1-5).
- Close this window.
- Now, you can push Super + Space (Super is the windows key on PC's and the command (⌘) key on a Mac) to show the applications menu which will also reveal the dock.
After I push 'Super + Space' I have to click twice on an app icon in the dock. After first click Applications Menu closes and second click runs whatever I click in the dock. In gnome I can just bounce mouse cursor of the edge to show dock/favorites menu. Or maybe if I could configure one of the hot corners to open dock, or if I had any other way to bring up dock fast when app in focus is maximized. I mean 'Alt + Tab' switches between apps so slow (comparing to gnome). BTW I love using elementary os.
Just noticed that when you disable dock hiding and maximize your window it will not go behind the dock. It looks bad.
OK just realized I can bounce mouse cursor of the bottom edge and it will show the dock. I take all that back and love elementary os even more!