Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2011 1:08 PM (in response to Pinksteady)
Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key to choose "Library". Then go to Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist and delete it along with all other plists with "dock" in them.
Then restart. This will give you the default Dock, so you'll have to reset yours the way you like it)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 12:14 AM (in response to macjack)
I had the same problem.
Deleted the com.apple.dock.plist file
and problem persists!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to johnfrombrussels)
Same problem here. Drives me mad... Tried the above, problem persists randomly.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to VIDEASTIC)
Yep I tried deleting the plist but I still have the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to Pinksteady)
Same here. OS X 10.7.3. With or without launching an app, when Launchpad disappear, Dock does not hide, randomly. I have to roll over it with cursor or lauch Exposé or show the desktop to force Dock to hide.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 7:38 PM (in response to Pinksteady)
Me, too. And it's bad, is annying and needs fixing. This is unacceptable user interface behaviour that a certain someone wouldn't have tolerated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to Pinksteady)
Yup. I had this problem with Lion and now it persists with Mountain Lion. There were other bugs that were never addressed in Lion. As I stated before (and got flack from some people), it's seems Apple's policy is never to fix certain bugs...they just expect you to update to the newest OS every 6 months or so. So maybe this bug will be fixed in 10.9, who knows. It seems that Apple just flat out ignores some of the bugs in there OS.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to rdub76)
Upgraded to Mountain Lion hoping so much this annoying bug would be fixed. It's not. So disappointed
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to Pinksteady)
Use the keyboard shortcut for opening the Dock, command+option+d and the Dock will behave properly again.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to kwazii)
This doesn't fix the bug. I use this keyboard shortcut all the time to show and hide the dock. This has nothing to do with the fact that when you have the dock set to hide automatically, then you open Launchpad and launch an app, many times the dock never hides. You have to move the cursor over to the dock to "wake it up", then move your cursor away from the dock and then it automatically hides itself. It essentially gets frozen after launching an app from Launchpad. The keyboard shortcut will probably get the dock to hide again, but that defeats the whole purpose of having it set to automatically hide.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 1:51 AM (in response to Jonathan Métillon)
The solution is simple. Stop using Launchpad. Using stacks again to quick access my apps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Jonathan Métillon)
Updated to Mountain Lion 10.8.1. Nothing new regarding this issue, the dock still hangs visible instead of hiding after launching an app from Launchpad.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to Pinksteady)
This has been present in the last three major versions of MacOS. If you enable a setting, it should stay enabled, however this one doesn't. Needs to be fixed.