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 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 it,...
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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?
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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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All Desktops swiping brings the app front

When an app is selected as all desktops while switching from one desktop to another even though another app is in front of this app, it automaticly brings the app front then puts it to behind again. ...
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Connecting monitor to mac via USB docking

I just bought a new BenQ GL2450 monitor to connect to my macbook pro 13" late 2011. I try to connect it with a DVI cable and via a USB docking that goes into my laptop, but the screen says no signal ...
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What is this line on my dock?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite and I seem to have some sort of line on my desktop near the dock that won't go away. I've changed my background, moved the dock and even rebooted and it stays there. ...
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Prevent application from displaying badge icon in Dock

Any Spotify desktop user has likely noticed their pervasive notifications: whenever "one of our friends" joins Spotify, there's both an in-app notification as well as a red badge that appears on ...
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OSX Minimize trigger area to show dock

I have my dock auto-hiding and when I hover my pointer in the area where the dock would have been it pops up again. I want it to show when I hit the bottom of the screen with my pointer, not just the ...
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How can I avoid different windows of the same app get folded in at the dock?

Some times I have apps opened with more than one windows, like Chrome. How can I see in the Dock one icon per each windows (even they are of the same app) that I have open? Would be nice know how to ...
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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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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock dual Dell U2515H setup

I have a similar question as this one, except I have specific hardware that I want to connect. I have a MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid-2014 and a Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express dock. Now I want two Dell ...
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Is there a way to convert apps into menu bar apps hidden from the dock?

I have a number of apps that I run daily in the background (e.g. midipipe for using a midi controller to control my computer, and a pomadoro productivity app). I would like these apps to appear in my ...
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Can't change Dock size

I can't change the Dock's size. I tried deleting the file com.apple.dock.plist from the Preferences folder but it didn't resolve the problem.
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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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Dock shortcut for an interactive bash script

I'm new to OSX and all I want it an application shortcut in Dock that opens the terminal and types the first command and waits for me to provide the password. Here is the script I want to run: #!/usr/...
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Prevent switching workspaces when clicking on dock icon

I am constantly running multiple applications on multiple workspaces. I want to remain on the same workspace, and only switch workspaces when I explicitly ask for it (e.g. with a magic mouse gesture). ...
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Clicking on Activity Monitor's Dock icon won't maximize the window

I've got an early 2011 13" MBP running OS X 10.10.4 PB, but this issue has been happening on literally every version of Yosemite, stable and public beta, since the initial PB release. You know how if ...
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Alternatives To Apple Dock - Taskbar

This box helps explain the association that I always have had. We bought a Mac. I like many parts about it. It syncs with my iphone etc... I can't learn the dock. I am afraid we might need to ...
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Cannot Add, Remove, Move, or Drag icons from Dock

I'm using OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) and recently I have been unable to drag or move any items on the dock. Right clicking them gives no option for "remove from dock", and the icons cannot be rearranged. ...
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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Using an Air as an iPod dock for extra headphone volume

I have an iPod Classic 160GB synced with iTunes in Windows on a desktop computer. Volume from the iPod through headphones is too soft. When I'm away from the desktop, is it possible to connect the ...
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Application not running, but dock thinks it is, so i can't quit/open it [duplicate]

This has happened to multiple applications so far, i'm not sure what causes it, but it seems to happen after force quitting (sometimes). First, you force quit it, and it does, but the dock shows that ...
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Move dock between displays keyboard shortcut (or keep on both displays)

I would like to move my dock via keyboard shortcut between displays. When I connect my second display (which I use as my active display) and try to use the pad to 'learn' this new display is the main ...
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how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...