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

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Turn off auto-hiding dock and menu bar

Recently I played a TV show on my TV using HDMI and used clamshell mode for my Macbook Pro. Now whenever I'm in Safari, both the menubar at the top and the Dock automatically hide. It only happens ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to make an alias link to a Windows server folder

On our server (windows 2012) we have a folder for Scan files called server/scans/(username). I know how to setup link from windows PC so that user can access the scans. How do I setup the same thing ...
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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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Logo of Java application changes after launch

I have a Java application in my dock, whose icon appears as the following when it is unopened: However, after opening the application, the icon changes into the Java coffee cup logo: This makes ...
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In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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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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how to use terminal to remove item from dock

Hi I have a shell script in my login item , which runs whenever i log in to my system . It does work completely but once it exits the terminal , it leaves the terminal shortcut on my dock and I don't ...
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How to add a quick-launch icon in my Dock for a program I've downloaded?

I've downloaded jmeter and put it in my Applications folder. I've made it executable. I can cd to /Applications/apache-jmeter-2.11/bin and can run it in a terminal with $ ./jmeter or by ...
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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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convert 30 pin docks for lightning devices

I recently upgraded from an Iphone 4 to a 5s. I have 4 different docks that worked with all my previous Iphones and Ipods - I just swapped out a cheap plastic holder around the connector that could ...
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Switch Between Windows of the Same Application

Again I'm new to Mac. I searched and found Command + ` does what I want. But I'm wondering how would I do it with a mouse? I tried hovering over the icon in the dock, but nothing happens.
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Any fixes for Dock not following the mouse to move to different monitors in Mavericks?

Just installed 10.9.2 and none of the bugs listed here are fixed for me. Especially the responsive scrolling bug (that for me occurs in the Mac App Store app) and the Dock not following the mouse to ...
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Apps seem running on the Dock, but not on the App switcher

Some apps are always running on Mac and I can see them on Dock. (For example, iTunes, Evernote, etc.) I've set the option 'reopen windows when logging back in', so the apps automatically runs again ...
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Mavericks Dock icons have become corrupted. Is there a cache to flush or a database to rebuild?

I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. Some of my Dock icons for running applications, including the Finder icon, now appear blank and empty, or as a square filled with random noise pixels. I have tried ...
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How do I manage where the dock and menu is for open apps when using multiple monitors?

I use my laptop running 10.9.1 and a secondary monitor. It seems like every time I connect the laptop to the computer the dock and menu is in a different place. Sometimes the dock is hiding a bit ...
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Seemingly random apps have a slash through their icons

My Mac hung overnight and was in a bad enough place that I had to power cycle it this morning. When it came back up, I logged in and found that a number of the apps in my dock had a slash through ...
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How to prevent processes from ever hijacking focus from user selected foreground app?

I am looking for a way to prevent any process from ever hijacking focus from the foreground app I have selected and am working in. To somewhat clarify, I go to the Terminal and launch a process which ...
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ARD and dockutil?

This is probably a pretty noobish question, but here goes... I've recently discovered Kyle Crawford's dockutil, but I can't make it work with Apple Remote Desktop. Or rather: I can't make it work ...
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Minimized windows with Safari icon beside it

The safari icon keeps showing up beside all my minimized windows in the Dock. How do I get rid of the icon, but still keep my minimized windows in the Dock?
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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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Downloads stack progress bar “stuck” at 100% after completion of downloads

As you can see, the downloads stack's progress indicator is at 100%, and is permanently stuck there even after the completion of all downloads. The only way I can remove the progress bar is by ...
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How do I remove Cisco Anyconnect from the Dock?

I am unable to remove Anyconnect from dock. It persists like Finder. On checking ~/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist I don't find Anyconnect listed in it. Is this setting stored somewhere else from ...
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Dock doesn't auto-hide until I switch workspace

After upgrading to OSX Mavericks (10.9), the dock no longer auto-hides. The dock remains visible after use, and to get rid of it I need to switch the workspace to another and then back to the original ...
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Open an Application after minimized to dock with shortcut?

Is it possible to open a minimized Application in dock with a shortcut? Or maybe something like: Open last minimized Application in dock with shortcut?
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Email alerts (dock icon and app sidebar) arent showing up in any more in 10.9

Ive just switched to osx 10.9 and one thing that ive noticed isnt working are mail alerts in the mail.app side bar and dock icon. Ive got several email account all of them gmail - some gmail.com and ...
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Maverick - OSX dock auto hides when connecting a display through hdmi?

When I connect my TV to my laptop, the Dock starts to auto hide. Is there a way to keep the dock in its before I connect an external display? Also, when go to  > Dock, the auto hiding is off...
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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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Obtaining windows menu from the dock with a quick click

In OS X (and in Mountain Lion, in particular) when you minimize a window and you want to retrieve it, you can press on an icon in the dock and wait 1 second to get the menu with the opened windows. Is ...
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Changing application icon in Dock

I've changed the icon of an app I'm using to fit in more with the style of everything else by replacing the .icns file in the Contents/Resources folder. After a restart, the cache cleared an the Dock ...
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Double-clicking a window’s title bar to minimize it in Mavericks

After upgrading to Mavericks I’m no longer able to minimize a window to the Dock by double-clicking on its title bar. How do I get this functionality back?
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Disable Dock Shadow in Mavericks

Am I the only one, or is there anyone else who finds that shadow ontop of a nearby window annoying?
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Dock stack with multiple folders

I like to have a stack in my dock with my applications folder in it, but some applications (especially games installed by Steam) appear in my ~/Applications folder, instead of my /Applications folder. ...
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Dock lost icons

Not quite sure what happened here, but my dock now looks as follows: Any ideas?
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Switching to #x application in the dock

I would like to hit cmd+X to switch to (or launch, if it's not running) the #X application in the Dock, without hardconding that application. I.e. if my third application in the dock is the Terminal, ...
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How do I see the dock in a fullscreen window in OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Mavericks and I have several apps set up to use fullscreen mode. There's no dock at the bottom of the screen, and it doesn't appear either when I scroll to the bottom of the ...