Recently, my six-year-old granddaughter was using my iMac (as I’ve learned the hard way, this isn’t a great idea). When she was finished “writing,” my macOS Monterey Dock had disappeared.
Well, actually, it hadn’t disappeared. However, instead of staying visible at the bottom of my iMac’s screen, it would appear only when I moved my mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen. It would vanish when I moved the mouse cursor setup. Some folks like this implementation, but I don’t.
Setting up macOS Monterey Dock Preferences
You can set up your Dock’s Preferences with these steps:
1. Go to the Apple logo () on the top left of your Mac’s display.
2. Go to System Preferences.
3. Click Dock & Menu Bar.
4. If “Automatically hide and show the Dock” is checked, deselect the checkbox next to it.
That will, in theory, fix it. However, I had to restart my iMac to make the change take effect.
Are you in Full-Screen mode?
If you’ve done this and the Dock still won’t stay visible, make sure you’re not in Full-Screen mode. When in Full-Screen mode, the current window will cover your Dock.
To exit full-screen mode, move your cursor up to the top of your screen. The top Navigation Bar will reappear, along with the red and green buttons for Close and Full-Screen.
Click on the green Full-Screen button to go back to the normal view, and your Dock will reappear.