Is there a universal transport around?


1. I would like to start and stop more then one audio software and not all have MIDI. An example of that is the no-MIDI Melodyne Editor stand alone version that I would like to use in conjunction with Logic. Can I do that or is there some small general transport around to whom I can drag softwares that I want to be controlled by it?

2. Anyone heard of a program that will prevent my hidden dock to jump out as soon as I hit that wall with my cursor? I would like it to work exactly as the Apple-menu does, that is nothing happens unless I click once, then it becomes visible. I bump into all walls since different controls and settings are placed around the middle work space, the dock comes out instead and starts iTunes or something else.
There is no no-dock option either.