Is there an option to have non-translucent dock when I have an application maximized? I have combed through System Settings and nothing remotely refers to that. By the way I am running Ubuntu 14.04 daily builds. Thanks.
You can use a tool called Ubuntu-tweak, to install you will need to add the official ppa:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
In the tweaks tab, in the Desktop section, there is a Unity button, this opens a module that has a "Launcher opacity" option.