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

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OS X El Capitan keeps changing the auto hide Dock feature

Up until recently I have had no issue with the Dock. I always leave it showing and don't have auto-hide enabled. Now whenever I switch program from Chrome to Skype or Terminal to System Preferences ...
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Display of downloaded files with the Dock icon

Using a Mac, with the downloads folder placed on the Dock, the downloaded files were displayed in a linear curved stack (when clicked) with the last downloaded files on the bottom and earlier ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Dock?

I want the Dock completely gone. I haven't used it in the past three releases of OS X (10.5 to present). I want it completely gone, and LaunchBar there instead. Is there a way to kill the Dock so ...
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Is the a way to remove the gap between window edge and the screen edge when the Dock is hidden?

When you hide the Dock, OS X leaves a small gap at that edge. Is there a way to get rid of it? In case you have never noticed the gap before here is a screenshot. Guess which side of the screen has ...
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Windows aren't quite maximized when opened

When I open window in a program, I typically want it to take up my entire screen (but not be in full screen mode, just maximally sized) Instead, there is a thin gap at the left edge of the screen. It ...
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Application keeps bouncing on dock and won't open

I have a game (Borderlands 2: Game of the Year edition) directly purchased through the App Store. I've been playing this game for a month until it started to have this error everytime I launch it: the ...
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Two different Dock Icons for thunderbird?

It is possible to run thunderbird with two different profiles. In this case one has two identical icons in the icon line, which is inconvenient when switching tasks. I learned that it is possible to ...
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Is there a way to prevent apps from staying in Dock after quitting?

Certain OSX apps seem to have a tendency to stick around in the Dock, even though there's no user-facing setting to prevent this behavior. Is there a defaults command that prevents apps from enabling ...
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Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock

I find it really annoying how the Adium icon is always at the dock being useless: because to open the contact list, you can just use the status bar item, (the dock icon is just a waste of space ...
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How do I put the dock on the top (external) monitor in a dual monitor setup? (El Capitan)

I have a dual monitor setup with a MacBook Pro (Retina) 13" and 24" external Dell monitor (via DVI). I am using the MBP as the bottom monitor of the setup, and want to be able to use it primarily for ...
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Trackpad gesture that minimizes all windows?

This has been driving me nuts for close to a year. I hope someone can tell me what triggers it. I've searched many times over several months and have never found any mention of it. I use an MBP ...
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Folder cannot be deleted from the Launchpad and is not displayed in Finder

I have installed a wrong version of Anaconda from python 2.7 on OS X 10.11.1 and to remove it, I deleted its files from the Finder. Now Launchpad is confused and the Anaconda folder is still there, ...
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Show all windows on hover/click doc icon (Mac Yosemite 10.10.5)

I just switched from Windows to Mac and having a hard time figuring out this. In Windows, when I click on the application icon in task bar, it shows me all the open windows and then I can open any ...
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OS X unable to update outdated app icon in Launchpad

I have an app which is installed in OS X. It needs a certain software patch currently to make it run successfully in the latest OS, and we are sending the patch as a standalone separate app, which ...
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How can I change the Chrome Dock Tile Icon to show the favicon of the current tab?

I would like my Chrome Dock Tile to show the (dynamic) favicon of a tab. There are several scenarios I could imagine, any of which would be incredibly useful to me: The Chrome Dock Tile icon is ...
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Can dock items be added for multiple OS users?

Hi can anyone give me a simple step by step procedure for me to be able to use the same dock for two separate users. I basically have me as two companies and have set up two users to keep everything ...
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OSX 10.8 - How to keep a custom dock for all users that login

I have an iMac with OSX 10.8, joined to a work domain. I want to get create a custom dock and save it so all users will see my custom dock when they log in. I've done some Google searches and ...
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Car dock interference on 6s

I bough one of these (xcarlink) to be able to listen to spotify and podcasts in my car. After installing it I have some static when listening to pod casts and other things with non-continuous sound. ...
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Killing a dialog box that doesn't show up in the dock

There's lots of information out there about how to kill an application that's not responding. But what if I just have some dialog box that isn't clearly associated with any running application? In ...
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Dock disappears after disabling SIP

I've disabled SIP for reason, but when logging into OS X, background is black and the dock doesn't appear. When I reenabled SIP everything seems OK and the dock returns. But I need to disable SIP. ...
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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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iPod Classic 80GB with Universal Dock does not work

I have an old iPod Classic 80GB (Model A1238) that I have connected to my stereo using a cheap 'dock connector' to RCA+USB cable. This works perfect. Recently I purchased a 2nd hand Universal Dock ...
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Replacing the Finder Icon

I changed my Finder icon to give it a mustache by replacing the Finder icon .png file in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/ with the .png I made (same name). I cleared the icon ...
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Start menu + taskbar for Mac OS X

I am looking for a start menu and taskbar for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): Start menu: Multi-column ...
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Is there a way to set the dock height in fixed pixels?

I want to set the dock size to 40 pixels. Is there anyway to do it in Yosemite?
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OpenOffice multiple launcher in launchpad/dock

I recently installed the OpenOffice 4 on my Mac and I use it also on Linux (CentOS 6.5 / Gnome2). On Linux, after the installation, I got a specific shortcut (launcher) for every Office application ...
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Unable to remove item from dock in Yosemite

Apple says to remove an item from the dock in Yosemite, drag it from the dock until you see a puff of smoke. I drag it from the dock, it has a tag called "remove" but it never goes up in smoke.It ...
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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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Audio from Lightning dock?

Is Apple the only company that makes an iPhone dock with an audio out jack (3.5mm) that gets the audio straight from the Lightning port... as opposed to a separate audio plug? See example below: ...
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How to decrease the height of chooser (file-picker dialog)

My chooser (file-picker dialog) goes under the dock so I can't see buttons. What can I do?
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Click app in dock to show open instances

Coming from a windows machine here. Is there any way that when you click on an app in the dock that is running, it would show the open instances? For example if I have multiple chrome browsers open. ...
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icons not bouncing at all when I open them

I was forced to do a fresh install of El Cap. Now when I click on an app to open it, it will not bounce, not even once to acknowledge that the app is opening. How do I solve that?
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Why is it that every time I put my mac to sleep it resets the dark menu bar?

As the title says, If I enable the dark status bar and then put my mac to sleep, when I wake it up, the menu bar reverts to the 'normal' color. Does anyone have any explanation for this behavior? I ...
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How can I remove the borders from my Dock?

Like on the right side of the following image:
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AppleEvent Handler failed (-10000)

I'm having issues with a simple part of script, where I wanna get the property dock preferences of System Events. I have the following: tell application "System Events" tell appearance ...
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Process not running but app shown in dock

I have an applescript that runs automatically and relies on the application "Contacts" to be running. Occasionally, it fails when the "Contacts" process mysteriously disappears from the activity ...
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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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App behavior with spaces and minimized window

I would like to change the behavior when I click on an app that's not open on the current space. Right now, it goes to whichever space has that app. Instead, I'd like it to favor the current space, ...
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Mac has lost its Dock and menu bar

My friend's Mac has lost its dock. It boots up, apparently fine, she logs in, but is then confronted with a blank screen - as in a desktop background image but no desktop interaction elements. The ...
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The Download Preview window in the Dock - how to change sequence

Since 10.11, the order of items in the Downloads folder in the Dock has changed to alphabetic. Is it possible to change it to show by date? Thanks
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MacPro internal HD unreadable when moved to external USB Dock - and vice-versa

Since I just installed a NAS, and I want to transfer several TB from my Mac Pro's internal hard disks (4 of them), I wanted to make it faster by connecting those hard disks directly to the NAS using ...
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How can I open a Finder window in Desktop without switching to another one?

I have these five desktops with a dozen of full screen apps and feel very happy. Say I'm at right Desktop 5 now. (Sadly my picture is deleted since it wasn't uploaded to the site hosting service) ...
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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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El Capitan: 2 displays but keep dock to Laptop display

Hey I live at 2 different locations, both of which offer an external display at different places on the table. Whereas everything is perfect with the display that is located above the laptop screen ...
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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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Icons in Finder, Safari, Mail, and Dock are not visible

I booted my MacBook Pro a few days ago and some of the icons on my dock were not visible. I noticed that there were icons missing in Safari, Finder and Mail. I attach a screen-shot to make my issue ...
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Audio output via USB suddenly stops working

I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.1 and an i-Tec USB-Dock. I also use the USB-Dock for audio output via external speakers. Sometimes, I was not able to recognize any pattern here, ...
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How to move dock items?

Options gives me (slack) or (chrome) but I don't get the options to rearrange the icons in the dock. I can't 'drag' the item either. How can I achieve this? I am on yosemite 10.10.2
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Full maximise (behind the dock) [duplicate]

When "maximise" doesn't mean "maximise" None of the maximise commands provide maximisation to fill the whole screen. When you have Dock not autohidden, then they only go up to the boundary of the ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Chrome profile and run two or more profiles simultaneously?

I am new to Mac, and I have my rough time (missing keys, wrong shortcuts and etc). But I don't give up. I am a JS developer with more than 10 years of Windows and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) experience and ...