Apple - How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock?

There is no easy way to do this, but there is a little hack :)

  1. Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/
  2. Backup DockMenus.plist
  3. Open DockMenus.plist in your favorite text editor with root access
  4. Find section finder-running and add new sub-section


    or just Download my version of DockMenus.plist

  5. In plist editor file should look like this:

    Plist Editor

  6. Open Terminal and run killall Dock.

  7. Right click on Finder icon in Dock - Bingo!

    Finder "Remove from dock"

p.s After Dock restart (manual relaunch or mac reboot) you need manually remove Finder icon from Dock