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 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 ...
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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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Disappearing dock and menu bar only on other desktops

The dock and menu bar auto hide only on desktops other than DT 1. The preference button has no effect. OSX 10.11.1
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How to restart the Dock without using the command line?

I know that I can restart the Dock using a killall Dock on the command line. I can also restart the Finder by Alt-right-clicking the Finder icon. Is there a similar way to restart the Dock without ...
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DockUtil doesn't work when run through LaunchAgent

My problem is very straight forward: I'm trying to run commands for every user that logs in through using a LaunchAgent that runs a bash script: #!/bin/bash #/usr/bin/testing.sh mkdir -p ...
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Magnify entire dock instead of where the cursor is?

Is it possible to magnify the entire dock when putting the cursor over it, instead of just magnifying where the cursor is? When putting the cursor over the dock, the whole dock would become the ...
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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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MacOS El Capitan icon change

I having a big question with some icons i change. I managed to move into rootless by restarting and CMD + R to boot into Recovery, then utilities and terminal. On terminal i wrote csrutil disable ...
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Lost dock and finder menu [duplicate]

My Mac has lost its dock and finder menu bar It boots up apparently fine, logs in, but is then gives me a blank screen - as in a desktop background image but no desktop interaction elements. The ...
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Pinning the Dock to a Corner in Yosemite/El Capitan

In Mavericks and prior, one could use the following commands to pin the dock to either the top or bottom corner of the screen, if the dock was placed left/right, or to the left/right corners if the ...
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How to get rid of the “ears” in the bottom of the screen?

I have a mild form of OCD so by ears I mean this: I know that I can hide the dock, but then I do not see the opened programs. What solutions are available to extend the opaque dock background to ...
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Can I connect Apple magic (bluetooth) keyboard & mouse to a docking station for use with multiple macbooks?

I have a monitor on my desk at home. On that desk I have a magic mouse and keyboard but we all know those work only via bluetooth. Both my girlfriend and I use the monitor and would like to use the ...
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Dock crashes on network aliases to offline server

I have several shortcuts to network folders in my dock. Since I'm running El Capitan, the Dock crashes and will not restart properly after killing it when those network connections are not available ...
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Is it possible to run two versions of Google Chrome?

How might I run 2 versions of google chrome so I can log into to 2 different google accounts. More specifically I am looking to have separate icons in the dock for the 2 separate running ...
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How do I add the LaunchPad Icon to the Dock after upgrading fom Snow Leopard to Mavericks?

I have upgraded a Snow Leopard system to Mavericks. I expected to see the LaunchPad icon (spaceship icon used to launch installed apps) on the Dock, but it is not there. How do I add that icon? I ...
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Remove applications from 'cmd'+'tab'

I have just started to use the command+(Shift)+tab shortcut for switching between apps. The issue with this is a few applications that I have open, I hardly use or have them open in the background (I ...
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Dock isn't responding to mouse movement in Yosemite when external mouse (Cyborg R.A.T. 5) is attached

For the past few days now, I've come across a peculiar error with my Dock. It won't respond to my mouse moving down to the bottom of the screen until I click it, and when it does, it won't change the ...
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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 hide the unread counter from Outlook 2011 Dock icon?

I find the unread counter on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac distracting. Whenever it's there I feel the need to click on it. How can I hide the unread count? Mail.app provides an option to disable ...
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Hit ONE button to switch into a window - a bit like Windows taskbar

I often work with large IDEs with several windows open (Matlab for example). I did not find a good way to switch between windows on OS X quick and easy enough. The dock is completely useless for ...
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How do I open multiple instances of an app?

I have a *.app If I open it, from the dock, or from Finder, it opens. I want to open ANOTHER second running instance. If I open it, from the dock or from the Finder the second time, now it simply ...
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Any Thunderbolt docks compatible with 4K at 60Hz?

I just got an Asus PB287 4K display. I was hoping to use it with the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. The display works fine when connected directly to my 2014 rMBP, but with the dock it only gives a ...
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How to hide a specific active app on OS X (has to be reversible)?

Is there a way to hide the application window and the dock icon of one specific active app in OS X? Kinda like a background service that can be turned on or off.
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Dock for iPhone 6?

Well, my iHome Dock finally died yesterday, and now I need a new dock. I currently have an iPhone 6, with a basic Apple case. Does anyone know of any good docks for iPhone 6? I'd need it to have loud ...
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Can I move my Dock to the left side of my right monitor?

I have set up a two-monitor display, with my laptop on the left and my main screen on the right. I like having the Dock on the left side, but it's on the left of the left monitor, and as such it's too ...
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Issue with my launchpad on MBP Retina 13"

I've got one annoying problem with my launchpad icon. Today i was downloading xcode and i stopped it over the time, because it was already installed in the finder. Can I reset the launchpad over my ...
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My Dock won't launch upon login

I recently installed the 10.10.5 update on my Macbook Pro, and now upon login with my home account, the dock won't launch (literally, there is no Dock process; killall Dock returns No matching ...
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Relocate dock when external monitor is attached

On my MacBook's screen the dock should be in the middle and as soon as I connect my monitor the dock should be on the left side of the screen. How would one accomplish this?
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Some of the removed dock icons restore on restart

I am using Yosemite(10.10.5), and I have removed the default dock icons, but when I restart my MacBook Pro, Maps, Photos, iBooks and Downloads icons are restored on the dock. Other icons which I have ...
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop? [duplicate]

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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Blank dock, command+tab menu icon for application - RubyMine 7.0

I'm having a problem with the application icon for Jetbrains' RubyMine 7.0 not showing up in the dock. This used to work just fine before I cloned/renamed the user accounts on my Mac, running ...
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Can any experts here figure out how to get Mavericks' Dock.app working on Yosemite?

So one of the deal breakers that was preventing me from upgrading to OS X 10.10 is how ugly the dock looked (to me). Since I had success getting some of the Yosemite's apps up and running on ...
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Making the auto-hidden menu bar show up faster

I have recently switched back to Mac after Linux Mint and there is one thing I find very cumbersome: In fullscreen mode the menu bar at the top goes into auto-hide mode, so it animatedly rolls down ...
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Downloads folder grid view showing artifacts

When expanding the Downloads folder from the dock, in grid view, tooltips shown for long file name are leaving graphical artifacts after they disappear. There is a link below with a screen recording ...
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Can you customize dock icons and labels?

I have several virtual machines shortcutted on my dock. By default these are all named "VirtualBoxVM" and have the same icon, it's difficult for me to tell them apart. I'd like to give them all at ...
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Can an alias be added to the dock via the command line?

I found this article but it handles the GUI solution. I would like to automate the setup of a new machine, and do that I've created Dropbox shares of a number of my common configurations. (I could ...
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Create a bookmark to a site in the dock

Is it possible to have an icon in the dock which is a link to some specific site and opens it in Chrome when clicked? I'd like to put Trello in the Dock so that to quickly access it when needed.
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Click on Dock should switch to full screen app, but this is broken. How to fix?

Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app. I vaguely ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup with DP1.2a display

Read a post here: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup In the answer of above question by @smoooosher, he claimed "The reason for this is that your dock is being driven by one ...
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Avoiding maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar

Is it possible to avoid maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar? By default when I maximize a window it will overlap with uBar's taskbar (but not with the Dock). Example:
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Dock icons colors are messed up

This happens sometimes and all i can do to fix it is reboot. Any idea why this happens?