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

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Applications gone from Dock. How to restore?

Somehow the Applications icon is gone from my Dock. However I can't just drag the Applications folder (from Finder) into the Dock. How else can I restore it? Is there a config file somewhere for the ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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How to show blinking browser window

Guys, help, please. I don't know what to do. I'm using a web application for my job. This is interactive web chat. It opens in new window and uses tab header blinking to notify when new messages are ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to apply Mavericks side-only dock style to the bottom dock?

I'm a fan of the Mavericks dock style that's applied when the dock is positioned on the side of the screen. I'm also a fan of having my dock on the bottom of the screen. Can I have both?
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Disabling the iPhoto Photo Stream App badge icon without disabling shared streams?

When I have new photos available in my shared photo streams, the iPhoto icon in the dock has a red circle with a number in it, also known as a "Badge App Icon". I went to System Preferences -> ...
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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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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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OS X Mavericks - Have to pull mouse down on full-screen app to see dock

Updated to Mavericks yesterday, pretty happy with the speed boost it brought, but I've run into one problem: Whenever I'm running a full-screen app, for example mail, and I want my dock to show, I ...
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How do I show the Dock in full-screen mode?

This one took me awhile to discover, but you can show the Dock while in Lion's new full-screen mode: Place your cursor to the side where you currently store your Dock (right, left, or bottom), so ...
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How to remove dock shelf from Mavericks?

I installed OS X Mavericks, and the dock shelf has returned despite the hidden option to remove it from previous OS X upgrades. I've tried all the third party dock utility applications like Docker, ...
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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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How to open a specific pane in system preferences from dock?

When I add the system preferences to the dock and click it, it opens in the common view. How can I open a specific pane at once from the dock?
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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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Can an app window be minimized by clicking its Dock Icon?

Something that bothers me as Windows User on OSX that I can't minimize an App Window by clicking the Dock Icon of the application. Is there a hidden setting for enabling this behavior or an utility ...
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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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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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Restore the RAM pie chart dock icon which was removed in Mavericks? [duplicate]

I configured Activity Monitor like this on all of my machines. I also set up my non-techie friends' Macs this way as well: It was the best "health snapshot" for the Mac I'd figured out, and not ...
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Making Hidden Apps Appear Faded Whilst Sitting On The Dock?

Sometimes it can be quite difficult for me to tell which of my apps are hidden on the dock and which are not. Is it possible to make those Apps which I have hidden (either by terminal command or ...
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Dock only shows on the primary display

I have a two display setup arranged as shown in figure. I can see the dock only on my primary display and only when the application it hosts is not in fullscreen mode. My dock is configured to appear ...
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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Heavy MySQL usage causes Dock process to freeze system

This problem has been aggravating me for several months, and I've gathered a lot of information about it, but I can't find the solution. I'm running XAMPP 1.8.2 on Mountain Lion, and I'm running a ...
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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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Mac OSX Dock - Open application indicators, and left-click actions [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a valid question or simply a rant for a problem that has no current valid 3rd party solutions. I can't get a grasp on the Dock - it just doesn't make sense to me. 1) ...
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Disable the Command-Tab shortcut from Dock

I have the following problem: I'm an extensive Quark User since the 90's and recently updated two of my Macs at work to OSX 10.7.5. I would like to use my favorite Shortcut "Command-Tab" in Quark ...
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OS X 10.8.5: Can I move icons around in the dock and not have them stay there when the apps are closed?

Whenever I drag an open application's icon in the dock to another place in the dock, it thinks that means I want it to stay in the dock even if the app closes. Is it possible for me to change this ...
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ipod nano 6th gen radio disabled when docked

I have a problem where the FM radio on my 6th gen nano is disabled when the unit is docked (in a Philips Fidelio DS8550 docking speaker). I use an extender on the connector which allows the headphones ...
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Broken dock connector on iPhone 4

My iPhone 4's dock connector is broken. I can still use it to transmit data to and from the phone, but I cannot use it to charge the phone. So, obviously it is not completely broken, but the pin that ...
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Dock or launchpad not working

I dont know why i cliked on a broke image maybe to change my wallpaper and suddenly the wallpaper turn gray and my dock has disappeared, I cannot use my launchpad either, please help!
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Changing The Dock's Appearance From 3D to 2D?

Sometimes the glossy finish to the Dock 3D's appearance annoys me, and I want something less bedazzling on the eyes. Is there a simple terminal command I can use to convert it from a 3D glossy to a ...
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Creating A Stack That Shows Recently Used Applications etc In The Dock?

I would like to create a stack (being able to portray List, Fan and Grid View) which sits in the dock that allows me to see my most recently used Applications upon clicking it. Furthermore (and if ...
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Clicking Notification Center Button Makes Dock Hang

I'm experiencing a very strange issue on my Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. All of the sudden I discovered that I was unable to command-tab between open applications, the dock would not ...
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Shortcut for opening applications stack on dock bar

Is there any keyboard shortcut to open applications stack on dock bar? The idea is I want to be able to open any app without using mouse.
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Run themed dock on login without affecting other users

I would like to know if there is a method for preventing the dock from starting on login, as I would like to run the stock dock with a different theme instead (but don't want it to affect other ...