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

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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub?

Is there a Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub? It is to connect a Mac mini with Thunderbolt port to USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD to get full speed (10 Gbps). Thanks.
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How to group certain apps and add as a stack to the Dock?

There is a set of apps I use for my job. Instead of having them individually on the dock, I'd like to have them in a "stack" all together. How can I create a stack on the dock and add these apps to ...
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Dock won't appear on other displays

I know, you can't have the dock on both screens at the same time, and I know that there's a 'swipe down' gesture I'm supposed to be able to do with the mouse to make the dock appear. I just can't seem ...
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How do I use separate dock for each monitor? [duplicate]

I have three monitors. I'd like to use a dock on each monitor that displays the apps / windows open on that monitor. Is this possible? Thanks!
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How do I get rid of the python dock icon when using jupyter

The python rocketship pops up in the dock when I use jupyter and run something that uses matplotlib. Is there a way to make this not happen when I'm running jupyter?
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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dock folders - how to view list/grid/fan on hover & open in finder with 1-click

I feel that its slowing my productivity, to have to click on the dock folders to see the list of contents. Are there any apps or tweaks that will enable me to view the contents automatically when ...
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How can I reset the dock?

I recently updated my computer from Mavericks to El Capitan, and I'm unable to add or remove items from the dock. If I attempt to change the dock, the computer freezes and I am unable to interact with ...
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Why (else) would my Calendar icon have a red badge (with numbers) on it?

Supposedly, the red badge that shows up on the Calendar icon in the app switcher (and the Dock, if anyone still uses that) represents invitations that you've not dealt with. That's a nice theory, but ...
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How to Pin Most Used Files and Folders on Dock

I have some files on my drive. I want to access to my .md files and some specific folder one click. I wanna pin them to my Dock. What is the best way to access that files? Thanks in advance!
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How to have Chrome cover everything except the dock when double clicked?

So I have recently switched to Mac from Windows and I like to have the dock always visible when I'm using programs (probably because I'm used to the Start button toolbar in Windows). I don't use the ...
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Hide App from Dock - LSUIElement not working (crash)

I'm trying to hide Telegram App from the dock on my Mac, since I can't find an option that does this in the app itself. So I tried <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> and <key>...
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Apps in El Capitan won't close when clicking the red close button

Apps won't close when clicking the red close button in El Capitan. The "open indicator" stays on the app icon, the icon stays in the dock even if "keep in dock" isn't checked, and the app shows up in ...
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What is this black bar at the bottom of my Dock?

I have this strange bar at the bottom of my Dock: What could it possibly be and how could I remove it? It is non-blocking but distracts me when using the Dock.
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Mac Launchpad icon jumps up

I am running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.5 on a Macbook Air. Recently, on two occasions, I saw the Launchpad icon in the Dock jumping up and down a few times and then it stopped. On that moment I ...
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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Close Dock and top bar

Is there a way to keep the application Dock closed. Every time I do: killall dock It closes for a bit then automatically reopens. I want to be able to make an AppleScript program that keeps it ...
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Update Dock after defaults write without `killall` restart

I'm toggling a Mission Control setting with defaults write but the Dock doesn't see the change without restarting via killall Dock. How can I get the Dock to read the updated plist settings without ...
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Alias icons not showing on docked folders

I wonder if anyone knows how can I fix this icon problem? On this paste there is only one icon with this issue but on a different one I have twelve like that and only one showing correctly. You can ...
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Stop dock moving between monitors while moving mouse to the bottom of screen

We know why it is moving: Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor? Now, how can we stop it? Some terminal command or even paid software?
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Dell docking station D3100 with MacBook Pro

I am trying to setup 3 monitors with my MacBook Pro (Late 2013). I was wondering if anybody has tried this docking station with mac.
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Show Dock on all external displays (not simultaniously)

I recently started using OSX El Capitan at work. I have two external monitors connected to my mac (they are laid out horizontally one after the other). I used Macs in the past and as far as I can ...
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Dock icons disappear and/or go fuzzy

Every now and then the icons in my Dock disappear completely after waking from sleep, except some of them go funny or fuzzy. See screenshot. MacBook Pro Retina, 15", Mid 2014, i7, 16GB memory, often ...
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Dock doesn't disappear before reboot

Every time when I'm trying to reboot my mac(macbook pro retina|el capitan), everything disappear except dock so the process stops and thats how my desktop looks:
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Unread Messages Badge Wrong in Dock

I have a Macbook Pro 13" running El Capitan, purchased in February 2016. For the iMessage app, which I have saved in the Dock, the unread messages badge says there is one unread message and there's ...
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How do I get 'New Terminal at Folder' functionality when dragging a folder to the terminal dock icon?

Sometimes I like to open folders in Terminal by dragging the folder to the Terminal dock icon. However this creates a new Terminal window instead of creating a new tab in my current Terminal window. ...
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Macbook air 2015 + elgato thunderbolt 2 doc to use two external displays

I have a 2015 Macbook Air running Yosemite v10.10.5. I recently purchased a Elgato thunderbolt 2 dock and would like to connect two external monitors. One using thunderbolt-to-DVI and the other using ...
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cDock - Finder too close to edge

Attempting to make a Tiger-like dock on Mavericks. Slight bug in cDock 2 program: What I'm hoping for: Is there a .plist file I can edit to bring my Finder icon away from the far left edge? ...
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Multi monitor dock solution

I'm looking for a decent multi monitor (currently 2) solution for Mac OS X. As I am constantly switching between Windows (work) and Mac (home/side projects) I am badly missing something like ...
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What determines the “recent document” app/window icons shown in the bottom of an app's Mission Control screen?

What determines the app/window icons shown in the bottom of an app's application-specific Mission Control screen? I know the leftmost ones are the minimized windows (if any) belonging to the app, and ...
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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Move Application from Dock to Menu Bar

I have written an AppleScript application and when running, it appears in the Dock, however I would like it to have it in the menu bar, at the top of the screen, instead. How can I achieve this? Is ...
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Targeted Display Mode using Henge Docks Vertical Dock

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a Late 2012 21" iMac. I just purchased a Henge Docks Vertical Dock, to use at home, and the plan is to pop my MacBook Pro in and then use the iMac in ...
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OS X 10.11.5 hangs occasionally for 30 seconds for multitasking, gestures and the Dock

Since a few weeks (maybe since updating from 11.3) my system (MacBook Pro Retina 13" 16 GB RAM) hangs for about 30 seconds every now and then. I am able to use the app where the focus is on, e.g. ...
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How do I pin a website to the dock in OS X?

In Windows, and every permutation of Linux I've tried, you can pin a website as a icon shortcut to the dock / start menu / quick menu. How can I do this in OSX? I use a habitica for my to-do list and ...
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Disable or move Spaces but not kill the dock?

I use two monitors frequently from my MacBook Pro and when I have the secondary monitor hooked up I use that as my primary monitor. The new feature of dragging a window up to move it into spaces ...
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Can I change the window of a program on mouse wheel up on the Dock?

The Dock on OS X does not have a wheel mouse button event, I think that it will be excellent to move on the open windows of an app (example: Chrome) when I put the mouse on the icon of the program in ...
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OS X: Always have an app open at specific location in the Dock, without permanently keeping it in the Dock?

Let's say, I sometimes want to use Application XYZ, but I don't want to set its Dock Option to Keep in Dock so its icon is visible at all time. When I want to use the application, I open it with ...
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How to get Cascading Folder Browser in Dock or Menu?

Windows offers a cascading folder browser on the menu. It enables very quick drilldown to a buried subfolder. How can the be done on a Mac, from the menubar or dock? This is vaguely similar to ...
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TeamViewer Dock Shortcut Opens Separate Dock Icon

Using TeamViewer 11, when clicking the app icon in the dock, it opens a separate app icon at the end of the dock instead of the one that stays there via the "keep in dock" option. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to create a group of Applications on Dock without changing the path?

Now that I have a bunch of applications on my Dock, I want to create a group to manage similar applications altogether. For example, I want to group a set of graphics apps (e.g. Affinity Designer, ...
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Why is there a yellow bar over my Finder icon?

I have a Mac running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), and I just noticed this today: I haven't installed anything new, and I have no reason to believe that there's a specific application responsible for ...
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Hide “invalid application” icon overlay on OS X?

I'm keeping an old application on my computer that can no longer be run on modern OS X, mostly for nostalgia and also so I can reference some of the in-game assets included within the application ...
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Lock Dock To 1 Screen

I'm using 2 screens and I keep hitting the bottom of the second screen and the dock jumps to that screen. The problem is it doesn't jump back if you do the same on the original screen. Is there ...
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How can I connect my iPhone 6s Plus to my stereo?

I understand that Apple's iPhone Lightning Dock has a headphone socket that I can use: Connect the dock to powered speakers or a stereo using a 3.5mm cable (sold separately) to play music and ...
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Unread notification badge for Notification Center

Is there any way (application?) to display some sort of notification that there are unread items in Notification Center? It could be just a badge on the icon, or the icon highlight, just anything ...
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How do I disable double-vibration when I dock my iPhone?

How do I disable double-vibration when I dock my iPhone (6 Plus)? I am running latest version of iOS, sometimes even the beta one and using Cydia is not an option.
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Permanently remove icons from Dock

I have Maps, Photos and iBooks icons returning to my dock after a reboot even though I removed them several times already. Is there some way to remove them? They seem to be set as defaults, can I ...