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

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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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How can I launch a Virtualbox VM from the Dock?

How can I put my VirtualBox on my Dock in Mac OS X Lion. I want to have it on my dock so I can click on it to launch it.
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How do you adjust the dock bounce animation in OSX?

I'd like to adjust the animation for bouncing dock icons in OSX. (I'm running Yosemete 10.10.3) I've already found this article showing how to completely disable the bounce, but I want more control ...
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Activating the Apple Thunderbolt Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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How to change the color of the date on the Calendar icon in the dock on Mac

So I changed all my icons to custom ones and now I can't see the date in the calendar, I want to change the month and date to some shade of blue but I'm not sure if this is possible
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How to create a .app folder from an executable .jar?

Just this. I have an executable jar that I'd like to create a .app folder for. Mainly just because I'd like it to be pinnable to the dock. Is there any easy way to do this? Edit: Really what I'm ...
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Block vertical resize of the dock in Mac OS X

I can't find any way to keep my dock to resize only horizontally when new apps appear there, atm when one does, whole dock shrinks vertically and expands horizontally. Is there any way to keep the ...
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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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How do you make the dock more sensitive to being shown?

The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings: defaults write com.apple.dock ...
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Reset dock icons while log off

I have an iMac for public use, I want to ensure the dock icon won't be changed by others (i.e. keep factory setting). Currently I know the following two commands can do this: defaults delete ...
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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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Dock is not working anymore

All of a sudden some running applications were not shown on the ⌘+⇥ on-screen list. I had to restart my MBP, running Yosemite 10.10.2. After restarting, ⌘+⇥ was not working any more (no app shown on ...
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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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How can I add an Automator application to the Dock?

I followed the directions in How to put a custom launcher in the Dock (Mavericks) but my case has a different twist. I have an Automator application which runs a shell script that (1) changes the ...
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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Is there a good replacement for the Dock?

What are the best dock replacements? It's frustrating to keep track of windows in the dock unless they're minimized. For instance, I often have 10-15 separate PDF documents open. It's ...
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Switching apps: how to show just one window?

I've noticed one thing that annoys me about switching apps using the dock - if I have say, 5 different PDFs and 5 Firefox windows open, sometimes I'd like to switch back and forth between one pdf and ...
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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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Troubleshoot Dock behaviour in Mac Yosemite

When I right-click the Downloads folder in the dock, and select Open "Downloads", instead of the expected thing happening, an app launches. The app is one I created myself using Automator. And it is ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know?

How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know? I have 10 Firefoxes in my Dock with 10 different profiles, and sometimes I'm lost - I'm not sure ...
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Yosemite crashes on startup with henge dock

I am running a 13' macbook pro early 2015 inside a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR). It works perfectly despite the fact that on reboot the system will crash after login credentials have been entered. I have ...
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How do you toggle “Animate opening applications” from terminal?

The setting is located inside the Dock preferences. defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE is only for toggling the nag notice, not the opening animation.
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Dock on Lion using lots of cpu and RAM

For some reason Dock process is using a lot of cpu and RAM ( 4GB+ at this moment ) as you can see on this image: I tried to: Kill the process Restart Mac OS Remove com.apple.Dock.plist/db and kill ...
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Stop dock icon bouncing after dismissing corresponding notification?

Is there a way to stop an application dock icon from bouncing after I dismiss a notification it has sent me from the notification center? In MacOS Yosemite I frequently work in a Windows VM that I ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop ...
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yosemite 10.10 spinning when I type some chinese input

When I type some chinese input word, mac may freeze and start spinnig pizza ball. this is system.log: 2015/5/3 4:08:06.231 Dock[13323]: CGSConnectionByID: 0 is not a valid connection ID. 2015/5/3 ...
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Applications in ~/Applications not shown in Applications folder in dock

I just noticed that brew cask install symlinks to ~/Applications. This works fine, but the application item in my dock does not show apps from that folder. Is it supposed to work this way? I expected ...
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How do I get my folder list from the dock to start at the TOP of the folder rather the bottom, when organized by date?

I have a frequently used folder set up in my dock to display as a list, organized by date modified. The problem here is that I have several hundred items in that folder, and most frequently I need to ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...
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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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Can I get power from my Belkin Express Dock HD (Thunderbolt 2) for my MacBook Pro Retina?

I plug my MacBook Pro to my Belkin Express Dock HD via Thunderbolt, but I see that my battery is getting down. I was hopping to get power from the Dock. Is there any solution to this problem?
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How do I change the color of my Dock on Mac

I am digging deep into my Mac's files to try and find how to change the color of my mac's dock. I have been able to change little things like the separator, indicator light, trash can, finder icon, ...
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Can I reduce the time to display the list of running windows when clicking and holding the icon of a running application in the dock?

When you click and hold the icon of a running application in the OS X dock you get a list of current app windows that you can pick from. The list of windows appears after some time interval. Is ...
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OS X Dock is showing invalid icon for Calender app

I've noticed an issue. Are you facing the same? How to resolve it? I tried removing the icon & added back but issue remains. It is showing two 15 as a part of Calender itself. Is there something ...
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How to get the Dock to open the Documents and Download folder in Finder?

When I click on the Documents or Downloads folder in the Dock, a Grid comes up. Is there a way to get it to just open in the Finder? Instead of having to click on Documents and then click on Open in ...
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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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Delete file from folder via Dock?

Is it possible to delete a file from a folder via the Dock? I know I can drag the file to the Trashcan but I'm curious if there is some key combination perhaps that I can use to click on a file via ...
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How to get rid of stale Java icons from application switcher & dock?

I recently started seeing "java" processes with the default Java icon sometimes stay in the switcher/dock after Java Web Start applications are closed (OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks). This may have begun with ...
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Alternative to additemtodock from Henri Shustak

I am using a commandline script to add items to the dock via scripts http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23653/add-item-to-dock But it seems to have a lot of bugs and maybe even "kills" my Dock config ...
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Dock Icons cannot be edited in OS X Yosemite

I am unable to rearrange or edit Dock items Yosemite. I have tried killall dock and deleted com.apple.dock.plist, yet with no avail. I do not have the pushbullet extension in chrome and I don't have ...
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Disable Keep In Dock on app move

I use my dock without any applications ever kept in Dock. Only applications that are open are in the Dock. When I move an application within the Dock, OS X thinks I want it kept in the Dock. Does ...
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How to lock the size of the Dock?

My dock is positioned on the right. As I launch/quit/minimize applications, the width of the dock is always changing. This behavior either makes the dock overlap my maximized windows (maximized via ...
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Safely alter the plist on Calendar.app

I want to add <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> to the plist of Calendar.app like I would other apps because I don't want it in the dock or my task bar. This being a super-special Apple ...
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Hide icons from Dock and application switcher without disabling the menu bar

I've used the <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/>in the plist of an app which I don't want to see in my Dock anymore. The problem is that this method is that it disables the menu bar. Is ...
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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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How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite?

How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite? Here are a few approaches I've tried but haven't been able to complete: In past versions of OS X, you could customize the Guest user Dock by ...