Originally Posted by JaseP
I don't know Mate or Docky, but I do the following (all three) in Gnome/KDE with Cairo-dock;
1. Set panel to not fill the screen,
2. Move the panel to another screen edge, &
3. Set the panel to auto hide when not in use.
Do you/have you looked for settings like these in Mate?
Sadly, it seems you can only delete panels, not disable them!
But it feels like there ought be a way!
Jim in NYC