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

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How can I get the list of files dropped onto a dock icon of non-running app?

I would like my Java application to be notified when the user drops files onto the dock icon. This works fine, via Apple Java extensions (OpenFilesEvent), if the application has already been started ...
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Is there a simple way to have separate dock icons for different Chrome Profiles?

I am using Google Chrome version 22 on OS X 10.8. I use separate user profiles (created using the native Chrome facility in Settings->Users) for my "regular" web browsing, and the web development ...
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Adapter to send external video source to iPhone/iPod/iPad dock in place of iPhone/iPod/iPad?

A relative has a 3M MP225 video projector which they would like to use with their DVD player. However, the projector only has a proprietary connector for video input and only came with a 30-pin cable ...
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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Dock disappearing on Mac

Why does the Dock disappear on my Mac? It pops back up when I put the cursor to the bottom of the screen but does not stay there permanently any longer.
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Change dock settings if monitor connected

I'd like my Dock settings to change automatically when I connect an external monitor, and change back when I disconnect it. I have a 15" MBP and I'd like the Dock to be always visible when an external ...
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How can I speed up rate at which dock appears on second screen?

How do I speed up the time it takes for the dock to appear on a second screen in Mavericks? At the moment it takes over a second when I've been using it on the first screen then go to use it on the ...
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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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Can the Dock bar reserve it's horizontal space even if window is maximized?

I don't want to have the dock bar auto-hiding/showing, so I have it always enabled. When I maximize a window, two things happen: either it goes fullscreen so it hides the dock or I make it bigger ...
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Open Safari in a new window from Dock?

Is there a way I can open Safari in a new window directly from dock ? For example, CMD + Safari on dock reveals the application in Finder. Is there another key combination that can open a new window ? ...
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop?

I have a iMac running OS 10.9.3 that has 2 monitors connected to it. Randomly, thourhgout the day the dock will flip either to the left or right screen. Its pretty annoying. Does anyone know what is ...
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How can I create a default dock for all users (Mavericks)? [duplicate]

I am new to managing Macs. We currently have a lab, and probably plan to create more labs in an enterprise style solution. In the lab, we would like to have a "default profile" created for users who ...
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Can I enable hiding the dock on my MacBook monitor only?

When at home I use my 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to an 27" external monitor. When working on my 27" screen I prefer to have a visible dock at all times. I have enough screen real estate to afford this ...
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How can I make auto-hide/show for the dock faster?

I really like the auto-hide feature of the dock in Mac OS X. However, the animation for the dock to reappear is just a bit too slow for me. Since this is quite annoying, I disable the feature. Is ...
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How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock?

I've started using Forklift as a Finder replacement, so I don't need Finder in my Dock. In fact, I would much rather have Forklift be the farthest left icon so I don't accidentally click on Finder. ...
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How can an app be running yet not appear in the Dock?

On two instances, I've been unable to empty my trash because it contained a pdf that the system claimed was in use. On both occasions, I typed the lsof command to find out which app was using it. In ...
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How can I disable dock item tooltip? [duplicate]

How can I disable the tooltip showing up on my dock items on hover?
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Lock The Dock On Multiple Screen Setup

I like all the multiple screen features in Mavericks except one. I HATE the hit cursor to the bottom of the screen to move the dock. I've searched hi an low for a way to stick the dock to one spot. ...
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OS X dock frequently creates new icon for program already in the dock

The issue is: A program icon is created in the dock for an open program. Later, that program is closed, but the icon remains in the dock. When I open a new instance of that program, a new icon is ...
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Prevent Zoomed/Maximized Window From Touching the Dock?

Is there a way to always prevent zoomed (green + button) windows from touching the dock? E.g., I zoom a Safari window and it maximizes vertically, but my perimeters make the bottom of the window 30px ...
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Windows management

Just wondering whether its possible to achieve my goal. Imagine you are running Firefox and have all windows minimized to Dock. If you switch to other application and back to Firefox via cmd+Tab, it ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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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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Download folder/dock stack settings

Where do if find the download dock folder stack settings so I can change them to see fan or somehow get the most recent download to show up first?
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Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?

Can you make the Dock icon for an app appear different? Obviously you could copy the whole app or symlink parts of it, but I don't want to have to create a symlink for every single file in the ...
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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 is working but can't selecting it

I am experiencing new problem in Snow leopard, the application is working because whenever I click on it's icon at the dock it not showing "force quit" but I couldn't go into the application, I can ...
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Mountain Lion sometimes hangs when mouse enters Dock – pointer is movable, but the MacBook Air seems otherwise frozen

I have a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air (MacBookAir4,2 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). Since installing Mountain Lion I sometimes encounter a problem when I move the mouse cursor over the dock to click ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the slow dock transition easter eggs?

If you shift-click the minimize button or hold shift while restoring a window, you get the slow-motion genie or scale effect. Is there a way to resume full speed after an accidental shift-click? Is ...
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Dock background disappears. Bug or trouble?

It's already the second time that this occurs. I switch from one user to another and the dock has no background. It looks pretty cool but I don't understand if there's a problem on my hard drive setup ...
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Assign an agent app to all desktops

I am running an app (Simple Floating Clock) that runs as an agent (LSUIElement assigned to 1 in the app's Info.plist). I would like to assign the app to "All Desktops" that I run. Normally, if an ...
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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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OSX Dock's Equivalent of Ubuntu Launcher's Super + (1, 2, 3)

In Ubuntu 12.04+, you can hold Super, then press 1 or 2 or 3 and so on until 0 to open or focus an application. The number corresponds to the location of the icon on the launcher from top to bottom. ...
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Dock shows on only one screen on OS X Mavericks

I understood that every display would behave independently on OS X Mavericks, and that it would get its own bar (top of the screen) and dock. However, the dock shows only on the main screen, and not ...
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How can I keep file attachment windows (e.g. Gmail in Chrome) from going behind the Dock so I can't click OK or Cancel?

When a file attachment window for Gmail in Chrome pops up, it goes behind the dock and it is really difficult to hit cancel - I can do it, but only the very top part of the button. The window can't ...
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Dock Folder Stack - I want ascending order

Before I upgraded to OS X Lion, when I click a stack, it would show the very top. Now, it shows the very bottom of the menu meaning you would see the "Open in Finder" option after you click it. Now, I ...
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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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Preventing desktop jump when window is open on another desktop?

I have setup 2 Desktops in Mavericks (Mission Control). On "Desktop 2" there are some programs that need to run, but which I use rarely, for example a Terminal with some server tasks. Then on ...
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Is there a good docking solution for Macbook so far?

I have been looking for a good Macbook docking solution for months The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock doesn't seem like a good option based on the reviews on Amazon.com. I also noticed that there ...
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How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock

I'm getting blank icons for stacks (e.g. Downloads) and grids (e.g. Documents) in the Dock. Nothing seems to fix it. Have tried relaunching the Finder and even a full reboot, but nothing helps. Any ...
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Can I automatically change my dock preferences when connected to a cinema display?

Desired behavior: when MBP connected to cinema display: do not show / hide dock when MBP not connected to cinema display: show / hide dock Possible?
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Set a custom dock icon for an application instance via Terminal

I'm frequently opening multiple instances of applications, especially Emacs, since I may be working on different projects on the same time, and I find this the best way to manage this (yes, I know ...
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How do I create a shortcut to IPython's interactive shell on the dock?

I have successfully installed IPython. I can open the interactive shell by typing this from the Terminal: ipython qtconsole & Is there a way to create a shortcut on the dock that executes the ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

New in OS X Mavericks, when using the famous dock on the left or right site: It has a white background now. It makes it hard to see the icons and the design is awful. Does anyone know how to change ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard becomes unresponsive

I use a Belkin Thunderbolt Dock with my Macbook Pro Retina. Lately when I unplug and then come back and plug it back in my keyboard is unresponsive. I have to unplug and plug it back into the ...
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Multiple icons in dock?

Is it possible to have multiple icons open for multiple instances of an application? For example, if I have two pdf's open, can I have two "preview" icons open in the doc bar?
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Connecting my iPod to my Car's 30-pin Dock but Being Able to Control It from Within the iPod?

I have a 5th Generation iPod nano. I own a 2008 VW Eos which has a 30-pin dock. It functions but, my car's UI for iPod is despicable. I wanted to know if there was a way to control the music within ...
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How to disable the dock on a specific display in Mavericks?

I've just updated to Mavericks, and while I like having the dock on my 2 Landscape displays, my third portrait display is entirely unsuited to having a dock on it. How can I suppress the dock from ...
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Iphone 4S ios7 No Sound at all

A couple of weeks ago I replaced the cracked LCD on my iphone 4S and updated to ios7. That's when the sound problems started but it may be coincidence?! Initially I started to get intermittent sound ...
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Is it possible to only open an item on the dock by double clicking? [duplicate]

Is there any software/setting I can use so that I can prevent opening an application on the dock by single clicking? I find myself accidentally clicking dock items all of the time (even though it ...