The special transparent bar (usually at the bottom) of a Macintosh's desktop which houses applications, stacks, and the trashcan.

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Can't restart because OS X thinks an app is open

I was working with Xcode and it stopped responding so I force quit, reported the error, and tried reopening the app. When reopening the dock hung too so I ended up having to restart the dock with ...
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How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite)

How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite) I tried Command + Click + Drag to get rid of them but it isn't working.
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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Is it possible to run two versions of Google Chrome?

How might I run 2 versions of google chrome so I can log into to 2 different google accounts. More specifically I am looking to have separate icons in the dock for the 2 separate running ...
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Dragging file at the Dock creates a copy of a file?

When I drag and drop a file from Finder to Dock, it creates a copy of the file somewhere? I would like to create some type of link as I know from Windows. Until now I created a link (context menu ...
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Strange icon next to the dock

In the past few days I've seen a strange box coming up next to the first icon of the dock on some Macs, here at the office. The same box can be found in the cmd+tab menu. This happens only on some of ...
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Application not responding, process missing

I have an odd issue. Sometimes it happens that application (happens almost always to NetBeans) is stuck in the dock with "Not Responding" - I can't open it, if I select "Force quit" id doesn't do ...
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Strange duplicate Chrome icon with a display icon within in just popped up

This is on the latest version of OSX: I have never seen this separate dock before, and I don't know if it's something native to OS X, Chrome, or maybe something else (Parallels perhaps)? It has ...
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Add ~/Downloads to Dock through Profile Manager

I am trying to create a minimal dock through Profile Manager (OS X 10.10.2/Server 4.0.3) but I need to include the users' Download directory. Profile Manager has an option to add the Documents folder ...
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Unable to drag icons in Dock [duplicate]

Running Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109). The icons in the Dock cannot be dragged. When I click on an icon, it darkens, but then moving the mouse simply removes the focus on the icon. I cannot move the icons ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...
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multiple terminal launchers on the dock?

I have a terminal shortcut on my dock which I use every day. Depending on my monitor setup (extra, 2 extra, etc.) to my Macbook Pro, I like to have a different launching scheme (either 4 windows or 5 ...
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How to change application run command when started from Dock?

In Windows, you can edit an application shortcut and change the shortcut's target. How do you do this in Mac OS? For example, I want to change my Chrome application to do verbose logging, by ...
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Remove Google Chrome from Dock when running google packaged apps

So.. I use Postman - Rest client (Packaged App) which come in google chrome store and can be launched as an app but with google chrome engine. If I launch this packaged app from dock, google chrome ...
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Possible to select multiple items in a Dock folder?

When you click on a folder in the Dock, say the Downloads folder, clicking an item will immediately perform its default action (a .jpg, for example, will open in Preview). Duh! Is it possible to ...
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Is there a program that will let me move an item from my Dock to my Menu Bar?

And I don't mean like StatusDock, which will move it to the menu bar but also keeps it in the dock. I'd prefer it to just be gone from the Dock. Any way you can do this?
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close minimized windows

I am running OSX 10.8.5. I need to open a lot of text file. Sometimes I minimize some of their windows. At some point, I want to close them (but not all of them) when they are still minimized and ...
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Inbox by Gmail - making a small application

Now, I know some of us hate Google, but they have come up with a really good service at Inbox. I find it very easy to manage email that way and have been using it on my Windows PC as a chrome ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I dont have "auto hide" enable for dock. but in all previous version dock will hide if I enter in full screen mode for vlc player or for chrome. Now its no longer the case. If I enbale "auto hide" ...
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Application will not launch after crash or force quit

I have an App (Transmission) which won't launch after it hangs and I force quit. It won't launch from the Dock or applications folder. A reboot will resolve the problem but I have another long ...
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Disable a specific app from ever bouncing in dock

I want to stop Filezilla from ever bouncing in my dock. It just keeps bouncing and bouncing and derails from my work. Is it possible to stop one app from bouncing?
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Unable to Access Dock When Projector is Connected

I'm a university professor who has a MBP and I am running 10.10.2. I use dual monitor setups at the office and at home with no problem. However, when I do classroom presentations with my MBP hooked ...
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Increase Number of Recent Applications In Dock

I've enabled the 'Recent Applications' folder to appear in my dock: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' ...
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How do I hide the “open window icons” in the dock in OSX 10.10?

I recently got my very first MacBook Pro. It has OSX 10.10 Yosemite on it. After some time, though, I noticed that there are many icons accumulating in my dock that just represent open windows. Note ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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How to disable unread counter/badge on Dock app icon

How can I disable the unread badge and jumping for attention on an app icon in my Dock? It is an app (Line chat) which isn't in System Preferences > Notifications, so can't disable it from there. ...
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PDF files replaced by question mark icon in Dock

I have pdf files in the Dock of my MacBook Air, I just left them there and everything was fine, now all of a sudden a large question mark comes up and I can't open them. Any thoughts?
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How to fix com.apple.dock.extra?

I'm a gamer and one day i was playing mine craft when this blabbering thing just showed up. I went to activity monitor and there was a process called com.apple.dock.extra. From the first day there ...
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Removing from dock when quitting

Many programs are not removed from the dock when quitting them (using apple-Q) or when closing their visible windows. I know this behaviour is on purpose, but I don't like it. Is their a way to ...
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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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How to hide running app from Dock in Yosemite?

I want to hide icon of running app in Dock without installing any apps like Dockless. Maybe there is some CLI unix trick. This Info.plist trick does it but modern Code Signed apps don't work: Hide a ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Solution for docking iPad mini on a wall?

I'm looking for a solution for a wall-mounted dock for an iPad mini which is being used to control different elements of a home entertainment system for a client. So far, I think what I like best is ...
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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Changing app icon in order to change mini window icon

I have an app bundle on my desktop. I change its icon by changing the icon in its /Contents/Resources/ folder. This updates finder. However I am trying to update the dock. I have figured I can ...
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Parental controls and dock modification

I have created a user for my roommate on my mac. I gave her restricted access using Parental Controls. However, now I am testing out this user, I notice "Prevent the Dock from being modified" under ...
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Open file from the Dock using a non-default app

Is it possible to open a file from the Dock using a non-default app? For example, I prefer most .pdf files to open in Preview (thus it is my default), but some need to be opened in Adobe Reader. Is ...
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Clicking on Google Chrome in the dock brings up Google Keep instead

If I have both Google Keep and Google Chrome open, clicking Chrome brings up Keep. If Keep is closed, clicking Chrome brings up Chrome, as expected. If Keep is already up, clicking Chrome brings up ...
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Yosemite divided dock?

I've seen this divided dock twice in Yosemite, but I can't find any documentation on it, and don't understand what it's supposed to represent, nor which conditions cause it to occur. When I click on ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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X11 app launching seemingly randomly

Since a month or two, I started seeing an X11 icon in my dock. Killing it does not kill any other app. Is there any way to see what process launches this app?
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Can't rearrange Dock icons

On OS X Yosemite, I can't rearrange my dock icons. I click one, and drag, but it just stays in place and stops highlighting. Here's a demonstration This has been so ever since I upgraded to ...
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What are the dimensions for the apple dock icons?

I have figured out how to change the icon for my program that I made in java, but now the default icon goes and nothing is there, is it because of the incorrect dimensions? I currently have a 16x16 ...
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Full maximise (behind the dock)

None of the maximise commands provide proper maximisation to fill the whole screen. When you have Dock not autohidden, then they only go up to the boundary of the dock. When you have Dock hidden they ...
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Drag-and-Drop from Stack in list view

I have a few "Stacks" in my Dock, where "Stack" is apparently the name for having a folder in the Dock. If the Stack is in grid view, I can drag-and-drop files from the grid. But if the Stack is in ...
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Remove app names in OS X Yosemite Dock

How can I disable/hide the App Name in the OS X Yosemite Dock?
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Duplicate icons in Applications Dock Stacks

A picture is worth a thousand words. I have a shortcut (not sure what the official word for this is) to my Applications folder in my Dock. When opening it, I see multiple copies of the icon ...
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Quickly remove badge from app

Is it possible to quickly remove a notification badge from an app in the Dock? I'm looking for a solution faster than opening the app itself and performing whatever task is required to mark the ...
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Dock won't position on the bottom

How do I get the Dock to go to the bottom on my Mac Pro with Yosemite? It will go on either side, but not the bottom. It goes on the bottom on my Macbook Pro, but not the Mac Pro.