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

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Tried to hide a dock icon but failed

I tried to hide an app's icon on the dock but the app (Clock) could not be launched. I googled and found some solutions to dock icon hiding. I modified the app's Info.plist by adding the following ...
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Mission control - application windows cascade view

I'm struggling to find a solution for displaying Application Windows into a stacked/grouped/cascade view. I'd like to point out that i'm not referring to the general Mission Control which displays all ...
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How do I prevent App Store showing badge on its icon on OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

On both Dock and Launchpad. I opened App Store by mistake, and now I cannot remove the badge which is designed for reminding me updates, except I install all the updates or delete all the apps which ...
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What could be the reason of a Very erratic Dock/menu bar/Trackpad behaviour?

I'm using the latest Yosemite My menu bar has been switching from my external monitor to my macbook randomly, like once or twice a day, the settings retain the correct value, but toggling the menu ...
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How to get a dock on multiple monitors

I have two monitors, but only one dock, which is somewhat annoying, so my question is, how do I get multiple docks? (One on each screen)
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Is there a way to force the system to immediately reflect a replaced icns resource of an app?

I have programmatically replaced an app's icon with the icon from another app (see code below). Now I want the change to propagate (visually) right away™ … But the former app still keeps showing the ...
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Activity Monitor suddenly showing all cores in Dock icon

After upgrading my MBP from Mavericks to Yosemite, the "CPU History" option of the Activity Monitor only showed one aggregate graph. After reinstalling Yosemite from scratch, I suddenly have 8 tiny ...
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Is there a way to have separate docks per display?

I'm using Yosemite. I have 2 displays (each with its own space and both have the dock) and I have a application (app1) with various windows. These windows are distributed between these two displays: I ...
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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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Can the Finder Dock be fixed to show all icons of aliases instead of some?

I have a folder in my dock full of aliases to applications. When I add a new alias, the icon doesn't usually show up in the Dock folder: but the icons are there in the Finder window for the same ...
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Elgato thunderbolt dock won't connect to ethernet

I've just bought an Elgate thunderbolt dock, and it won't connect to Ethernet. I've used the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter before with no problems. I've tried this tutorial, and it sometimes work, ...
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My minimized app is not restored by clicking on the app (or a dock shortcut)

I have an app created using Qt... For now I placed it on desktop. Normal behavior: minimize app -> a "something" shows at the end of dock. Clicking either on that "something" or on the executable ...
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Hide dock bar permanently

Is it possible to hide dock bar permanently? I know we can make dock bar hide/appear automatically. But I don't want dock bar to appear even when the arrow moves on it.
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Remove 3D shadow on vertical Dock in Yosemite

I have an 11" Macbook Air + Yosemite with vertical dock. The dock causes a large irritating shadow over any windows... I have tried these (found on various sites - reference Mavericks): defaults ...
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My dock disappeared in Lion and won't come back unless I turn off autohide. How do I get it back?

Sometime last week my dock stopped showing up. I rebooted and the problem persists. I can get it back if I go to dock preferences and disable autohide, but I like to keep my screen real estate and ...
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OSX - Only show apps with open windows in the dock?

I like to keep my dock tidy with almost only the applications I'm currently using shown. As such, I tend to completely quit out of apps so that they don't clutter my dock. However, there are apps ...
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How to decrease the delay to drag and drop files into windows via Dock?

The Dock (as of 10.7+) allows you to drag files over an application icon, invoking application exposé which allows you to drag the file over the window of choice and drop it in where you want. The ...
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Stack when in Grid or Fan displaying documents in order of oldest first

When opening an All My Files stack on the dock, the documents are displayed in the an oldest first order even when Last modified or Last opened is selected as the display option. How can I fix this?
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Pinning the Dock to a Corner in Yosemite

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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Can you place a shortcut or a link to a website in the dock in osx?

Is there a way you can place a shortcut or a link to a website in the dock in osx ? Similar to how you can save a website to the homescreen of ios. Id like to do this on 2 machines - one is on osx ...
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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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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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How to programmatically get the path to the wallpaper on the active desktop?

I'm trying to get the path to the wallpaper in the active desktop. However, I'm having trouble reliably getting this. The following sources indicate that ~/Library/Application ...
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Dock icon not refreshing when icns file is changed on Yosemite

I'm experiencing an issue where the Dock won't reload an icon I changed for one of my applications. I changed the icon by replacing the .icns file within the application package. The version I ...
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How can I disable Window Minimize animation

I'm about ready to throttle someone if I can't figure this out. I have been working to disable all animation effects throughout OSX (10.9.2). since I got my new laptop about 3 months ago. I think ...
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Still possible to pin dock in OS X 10.10 Yosemite? [duplicate]

Since 10.5 are so I have been using this command to flush the dock to the upper corner of the screen: defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string start ; I can see that this is still present in ...
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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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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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Can the OS X Mail dock count be made to show all (not just unread) count of inbox?

A few other e-mail applications allow you to set their dock counter to the number of messages in the inbox, rather than just the number of unread messages. The idea being that until it's out of the ...
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Dock takes up 7-13% CPU usage

Looking in the Activity Monitor on my brand new Macbook Pro 2.8GHz i5 with Mavericks I notice that the "Dock" often takes up the most CPU. Its often between 8% and 15% and the app with the highest ...
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Position Dock stretched full width without increasing size proportionally

Using defaults write com.apple.dock pinning start;killall Dock I was able to move the position of the dock to the upper left corner below the Apple menu. What I'd really like to do is force the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...