Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to marshalleq)
I too had this issue, closing Safari caused the dock to auto hide immediately, so maybe its an issue with Safari keeping the dock open.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to animist08)
I can get this to happen without Safari open, I don't think it's limited to Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Pinksteady)
try typing this in terminal
then press the return key
this will restart your dock and will fix the problem, at least for a few more hours.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to Bill Sabab)
Bill, I never use Safari, I actually use firefox so I can confirm that this has nothing to do with Safari. The issue started with Lion if I recall correctly or possibly an update in Snow Leopard. Also present on my macbook pro 2010 model and 2011 model.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to Bill Sabab)
You were right, the problem wasn't limited to Safari. But I think the dock is behaving normally now, possibly fixed by an update?
Or maybe the stern conversation I had with my MBP.
"Please be a good Mac or I'll leave your lid open when I get undressed"
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 9:59 PM (in response to animist08)
No definately not fixed. I get this on a daily basis.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to Pinksteady)
Still not fixed as of today. Going to try the terminal quick fix. Wow, feels like OSX is turning into Windows and I love my Apple so.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to halswift)
I haven't had the issue for a long time now (currently using mountain lion OS X 10.8.3).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to Pinksteady)
Same for me, issue gone (OS X 10.8.3).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to johnfrombrussels)
I just installed 10.8.3 a couple months ago and noticed it several weeks ago.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to halswift)
Oh, I just realized my issue is different. My dock turns off autohide when I simply click on an app in a different space.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 5:55 AM (in response to Pinksteady)
I know go to system preferences then dock and un click and then click automatically hide dock DONE
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to Darrdaui)
That's the problem, that doesn't do it.