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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How can I switch Dock configurations when an external display is connected?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use in two different 'modes', mobile and desktop. Mobile is for when I'm using just the MBP with the integrated trackpad, keyboard, and display. Desktop is for when I'm ...
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Is there a dock for switching between windows?

Is there a feature or an add-on for OS X that lists the current app's open windows for quick visual switching? The way I envision it is in the form of a second dock, say on the right-hand or ...
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How to prevent dock auto-hiding setting from changing?

I prefer to keep the dock "auto-hiding" setting on so that the dock is always hidden unless I mouse over it. I am aware of both the setting in "dock preferences" and the keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘D). ...
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OS X Mountain Lion shortcut menu

I just switched from a PC (Ubuntu 12.10) to a Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion). I'd like to know if there's a way to have a similar shortcut menu on the dock as I had on Ubuntu's sidebar? Basically I made ...
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Macbook Air login screen twice

I have a serious problem with my 2011 MacBook Air (current OS version (Mountain Lion)) Always on startup, I have to enter my password twice. Right after entering it the first time, the screen is gray ...
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With multiple displays: how best to keep the Dock to one side, and on the same display as the menu bar?

I currently have the Dock to the left. In the Displays pane of System Preferences, I have the external display (if present) configured to be on the left side of the main built-in display; and the ...
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iPhone dock adapter- is it essential?

I have a 30pin dock clock radio I used with my 3GS with corresponding dock adapter. I just upgraded to a 4 (I know, I know- in the past right?). However, I am insistent on keeping my iPhone 4 in a ...
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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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com.apple.dock.extra - maxing CPU

I've recently installed Mountain Lion and the com.apple.dock.extra process is suddenly constantly active - and is maxing my CPU usage. Activity monitor is showing usage running from as low as 45% to ...
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Dimming inactive Dock icons

I've noticed I often do not spot an active program for a while, especially when I'm running quite a few applications at the same time. To make this distinction more clear than the small dot, Im trying ...
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Change the default Dock stack content display style

I love the Dock stacks. But I always use the list view option. I don't really fancy the default "Automatic" option. Do you know if it is possible (maybe using the defaults command?) to set the default ...
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Hide unused icons from Dock

I just installed Mountain Lion, and I notice that the icons for Launchpad, App Store, To-Dos and Notes cannot be removed from my Dock — if I try to drag them off my Dock, they float back in. Is there ...
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Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon?

Edit .plist will hide both menubar and dock icon. Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon ? Thanks in advance.
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Change Dock Icons only?

I just want to change the dock icons instead of system wide. It it possible to only change the icons in the dock, and not elsewhere?
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Show exposé/“All Application Windows” from the dock

Is there anyway to show all the windows for one application (aka Exposé) from the window icon on the launcher? I know it is possible by right-clicking on the icon and then "Show All Windows", but I ...
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iTunes track notifications for Mountain Lion

In OS X Lion there was the preference (via a Terminal command) to enable iTunes track notifications that were displayed as a popup in the dock. So far it seems as though Mountain Lion does not allow ...
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“Running Applications Only” Dock mode Stuck!

Recently I have stumbled upon a trick that will allow you to view only your running applications within the dock. The Terminal command was: defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool TRUE This ...
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App behavior with spaces and minimized window

I would like to change the behavior when I click on an app that's not open on the current space. Right now, it goes to whichever space has that app. Instead, I'd like it to favor the current space, ...
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Pressing CMD + Folder from dock opens finder at bottom page

When I press Command and click on a folder in the Dock, Finder should come up and show me it's location there. However, Finder shows up and the page is scrolled all the way to the buttom. So I have to ...
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Drag application from Downloads folder to Applications folder in the Dock overwriting an existing application

I just downloaded an update to an application as a zip file, so I extracted the file in the Downloads folder. I now have the old version of Foobar.app located in the Applications folder and the new ...
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Create stacks on dock and rename category in `Lauchpad`

How can I create icon stacks on dock? For example, I want stack the icons of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Next is can I rename an application category in Lauchpad? When I drag & drop an ...
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Fix Blank Icons in Dock Stacks and Grids

I use Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and here's my problem: Stack and grid views of folders very often look like this: These empty boxes are not very useful for finding files quickly. When I open ...
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Isolate OSX Dock per Space

How can I make it so that each space has its own isolated dock? Basically what I'm looking for is: The dock in one space should not show the icon of an app that was open in another space. If I have ...
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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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Is it possible to remove the Dock in Lion?

Is there a defaults write command to remove the dock in Lion. I tried the steps mentioned but that does not seem to work on Lion. I can still see the dock. Are there hidden defaults that can make the ...
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How can I remove an icon from dock in ML?

In previous releases of OS X, you were able to remove an icon from the dock by just dragging it off. However, this does not seem to work anymore. How can I remove a program's icon from the dock?
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How can I launch a Virtualbox VM from the Dock?

How can I put my VirtualBox on my Dock in Mac OS X Lion. I want to have it on my dock so I can click on it to launch it.
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Launch a bash script from the dock

I can't seem to figure this one out, there must be some really easy trick. I have a bash script which sets my environment for an app and launches it with the correct parameters. How can I put this ...
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Making the Dock immutable

A relative who has difficulty with mouse control keeps inadvertently removing items from his Dock. I enabled Parental Controls to prevent him from doing so, but Parental Controls has a bug that ...
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Cannot drag and drop files from the Dock folders

On the Dock I have two folders, Documents and Downloads. I was used to drag files from the Downloads folder and drop them on the Desktop or somewhere else. Now I can't do it anymore. I'm only able ...
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Need an AC powered iPhone dock with audio out

I'm looking for an iPhone dock that has the standard 30 pin connector at the dock but is powered from a typical wall outlet. But also has audio out. This also needs to work with a wireless Bluetooth ...
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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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Right click on Dock icons in Mission Control

When I right click on an icon in the Dock, I get a menu as usual (New Window, Options, Quit, etc.). When I right click an an icon in the Dock in Mission Control nothing happens. How can I enable the ...
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
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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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Is there an alternative to the five-finger swipe out gesture, allowing me to copy things to/from the desktop?

On my MacBook, I frequently end up with lots of overlapping windows on the screen, obscuring the desktop. I recently discovered the five finger 'swipe outwards' gesture that displays the desktop. ...
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Differentiate two instances of the same application in the dock

I usually have to launch different instances of the same application (in my case of Eclipse). I launch them from the terminal as follows nohup /Applications/eclipse/eclipse -data ${workspace} ...
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How to get old Dock Exposé on Mountain Lion?

Dock Exposé was a Snow Leopard feature which allowed users to click on an app on the Dock and, holding that click, windows of that app would be exposed. On Mountain Lion, Dock Exposé doesn't seem to ...
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Mountain Lion displaying graphical artefacts on screen

I have a default automatic login account, User A. The Dock renders all it is responsible for (Dock, Launchpad, Mission Control) correctly for User A, but when I Fast User Switch to User B or C or the ...
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Why do some apps not show up on the dock in Mountain Lion?

I'm not sure if this was intentional, or if this is a problem, but when I open the App Store or Messages, they don't show up at all in the dock, but they run just fine otherwise. Why is this and how ...
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Is there any application to control iTunes using a GUI over its own dock icon

Do you know any iTunes controller application which uses its own dock icon as a GUI widget to include play/pause, next, previous buttons? Or is it possible to build one easily? If dock icons does not ...
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How to pin a URL to OS X Dock with a custom image?

I'd like to pin a URL to the Dock and have its icon be something meaningful or recognizable. By default, the icon/shortcut is a generic spring icon. How can I create or modify a docked URL ...
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What is the ellipsis badge on minimized terminal app in the dock mean?

I have another terminal window minimized next to it in the dock and it doesn't have the ellipsis. Also it doesn't have any running processes. What does it mean?
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Add Chrome to dock with parameters via Automator with chrome icon

I need to have started Chrome without the build in Flash via console you add the Parameters --disable-internal-flash which works fine, now i would like to have a Dock Icon which passes this ...
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Lost Launchpad configuration

If I move an app in Launchpad and then I "killall Dock" from the terminal, the Launchpad sometimes gets its previous configuration so my changes are lost. How can I restart the Dock without losing the ...
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Dock on MBP Retina is using 80% CPU

The Dock on my MBP Retina is constantly using 70 - 80% of CPU. This happens on the two account on the machine, both of which were migrated from my previous Lion MBP. I don't have Parallels ...
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How do I create a shortcut link from the dock to an application?

I'm trying to put a link to Outlook Express in my dock but can't see how it's done. When I right-click on the application icon in a finder window, "Make Alias" is not one of the options available, so ...
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Strange Issue with “Recent” Stacks in Mountain Lion

After my recent upgrade to Mountain Lion I accidentally dragged the "Recent Applications" stack off the dock and it "poofed" away... not that big a deal, I just went into Terminal and used the ...
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Automatically removing Dock icons not consistent in Mountain Lion

I know that whenever we add an icon to the dock, it gets added to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file. So, when I wanted to remove a dock icon from a program, I removed the corresponding ...