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

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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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Can I get power from my Belkin Express Dock HD (Thunderbolt 2) for my MacBook Pro Retina?

I plug my MacBook Pro to my Belkin Express Dock HD via Thunderbolt, but I see that my battery is getting down. I was hopping to get power from the Dock. Is there any solution to this problem?
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How do I change the color of my Dock on Mac

I am digging deep into my Mac's files to try and find how to change the color of my mac's dock. I have been able to change little things like the separator, indicator light, trash can, finder icon, ...
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Can I reduce the time to display the list of running windows when clicking and holding the icon of a running application in the dock?

When you click and hold the icon of a running application in the OS X dock you get a list of current app windows that you can pick from. The list of windows appears after some time interval. Is ...
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OS X Dock is showing invalid icon for Calender app

I've noticed an issue. Are you facing the same? How to resolve it? I tried removing the icon & added back but issue remains. It is showing two 15 as a part of Calender itself. Is there something ...
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How to get the Dock to open the Documents and Download folder in Finder?

When I click on the Documents or Downloads folder in the Dock, a Grid comes up. Is there a way to get it to just open in the Finder? Instead of having to click on Documents and then click on Open in ...
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Duplicate icons in Applications Dock Stacks

A picture is worth a thousand words. I have a shortcut (not sure what the official word for this is) to my Applications folder in my Dock. When opening it, I see multiple copies of the icon ...
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Delete file from folder via Dock?

Is it possible to delete a file from a folder via the Dock? I know I can drag the file to the Trashcan but I'm curious if there is some key combination perhaps that I can use to click on a file via ...
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Alternative to additemtodock from Henri Shustak

I am using a commandline script to add items to the dock via scripts http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23653/add-item-to-dock But it seems to have a lot of bugs and maybe even "kills" my Dock config ...
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Dock Icons cannot be edited in OS X Yosemite

I am unable to rearrange or edit Dock items Yosemite. I have tried killall dock and deleted com.apple.dock.plist, yet with no avail. I do not have the pushbullet extension in chrome and I don't have ...
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Disable Keep In Dock on app move

I use my dock without any applications ever kept in Dock. Only applications that are open are in the Dock. When I move an application within the Dock, OS X thinks I want it kept in the Dock. Does ...
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How to lock the size of the Dock?

My dock is positioned on the right. As I launch/quit/minimize applications, the width of the dock is always changing. This behavior either makes the dock overlap my maximized windows (maximized via ...
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Safely alter the plist on Calendar.app

I want to add <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> to the plist of Calendar.app like I would other apps because I don't want it in the dock or my task bar. This being a super-special Apple ...
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Can't restart because OS X thinks an app is open

I was working with Xcode and it stopped responding so I force quit, reported the error, and tried reopening the app. When reopening the dock hung too so I ended up having to restart the dock with ...
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How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite)

How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite) I tried Command + Click + Drag to get rid of them but it isn't working.
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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Where did these missing OS X application icons go?

On my Mac mini, app icons have gone missing for some apps (Terminal, Chrome, Spotify, Skype) from the Dock and elsewhere. See a screenshot of the Dock. When I hover over the empty spots, I can see ...
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Dragging file at the Dock creates a copy of a file?

When I drag and drop a file from Finder to Dock, it creates a copy of the file somewhere? I would like to create some type of link as I know from Windows. Until now I created a link (context menu ...
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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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Apple Universal Dock & Bluetooth

Just acquired an azatom Tune-Stream Bluetooth dongle which turns 30-pin iPod docking stations into Bluetooth devices. However, it doesn't work when I insert it in an Apple Universal Dock (connected to ...
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Strange icon next to the dock

In the past few days I've seen a strange box coming up next to the first icon of the dock on some Macs, here at the office. The same box can be found in the cmd+tab menu. This happens only on some of ...
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Strange duplicate Chrome icon with a display icon within in just popped up

This is on the latest version of OSX: I have never seen this separate dock before, and I don't know if it's something native to OS X, Chrome, or maybe something else (Parallels perhaps)? It has ...
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Disable a specific app from ever bouncing in dock

I want to stop Filezilla from ever bouncing in my dock. It just keeps bouncing and bouncing and derails from my work. Is it possible to stop one app from bouncing?
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Unable to drag icons in Dock [duplicate]

Running Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109). The icons in the Dock cannot be dragged. When I click on an icon, it darkens, but then moving the mouse simply removes the focus on the icon. I cannot move the icons ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...
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multiple terminal launchers on the dock?

I have a terminal shortcut on my dock which I use every day. Depending on my monitor setup (extra, 2 extra, etc.) to my Macbook Pro, I like to have a different launching scheme (either 4 windows or 5 ...
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Icons for Facetime and the App Store keep re-appearing in my dock after a restart. How can I get rid of them?

I’m running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I like my dock to contain only running apps, so I’ve removed all other icons from there (by clicking and dragging them out of the dock). However, every time I restart my ...
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How to change application run command when started from Dock?

In Windows, you can edit an application shortcut and change the shortcut's target. How do you do this in Mac OS? For example, I want to change my Chrome application to do verbose logging, by ...
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Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?

There's an app or two that I'd like to run fullscreen on my Mac. However, hiding the dock manually and unhiding it when I'm done gets tedious. I know there must be a way to get an application to hide ...
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Is there a program that will let me move an item from my Dock to my Menu Bar?

And I don't mean like StatusDock, which will move it to the menu bar but also keeps it in the dock. I'd prefer it to just be gone from the Dock. Any way you can do this?
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Finder and Dock issues in OSX 10.10.1

I have been having issues with Finder and the Dock ever since the upgrade to 10.10.1 (I can't be certain they weren't there in 10.10). I am unable to drag items off of the Dock (to remove them). I ...
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Inbox by Gmail - making a small application

Now, I know some of us hate Google, but they have come up with a really good service at Inbox. I find it very easy to manage email that way and have been using it on my Windows PC as a chrome ...
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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in another “space”?

I'm using many "spaces" to separate different tasks, and I have blocked the "spaces" switching through this configuration of Mission Control: Nonetheless I have a remaining problem with "Spaces" I ...
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How to disable unread counter/badge on Dock app icon

How can I disable the unread badge and jumping for attention on an app icon in my Dock? It is an app (Line chat) which isn't in System Preferences > Notifications, so can't disable it from there. ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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Increase Number of Recent Applications In Dock

I've enabled the 'Recent Applications' folder to appear in my dock: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' ...
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How do I hide the “open window icons” in the dock in OSX 10.10?

I recently got my very first MacBook Pro. It has OSX 10.10 Yosemite on it. After some time, though, I noticed that there are many icons accumulating in my dock that just represent open windows. Note ...
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Removing from dock when quitting

Many programs are not removed from the dock when quitting them (using apple-Q) or when closing their visible windows. I know this behaviour is on purpose, but I don't like it. Is their a way to ...
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Mac OS X Applications Windows Stack Order

When you right click an application in the dock, a list including the opened windows for that application is open, like this: http://cl.ly/image/350Q2J0q0e25 The problem is this: I would like to ...
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PDF files replaced by question mark icon in Dock

I have pdf files in the Dock of my MacBook Air, I just left them there and everything was fine, now all of a sudden a large question mark comes up and I can't open them. Any thoughts?
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What does setting LSUIPresentationMode to 1 or 2 do?

While reading "Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?", I noted that according to the documentationLSUIPresentationMode, setting LSUIPresentationMode to value 1 or 2 (in an ...
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How to hide running app from Dock in Yosemite?

I want to hide icon of running app in Dock without installing any apps like Dockless. Maybe there is some CLI unix trick. This Info.plist trick does it but modern Code Signed apps don't work: Hide a ...
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Finder not showing toolbar and sidebar sometimes

I'm running OS X 10.8.2 with TotalFinder. Recently, when launching Finder from dock stacks—for instance, the Downloads folder—by clicking the "Open in Finder", the toolbar and sidebar are both hidden ...
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Solution for docking iPad mini on a wall?

I'm looking for a solution for a wall-mounted dock for an iPad mini which is being used to control different elements of a home entertainment system for a client. So far, I think what I like best is ...
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Changing app icon in order to change mini window icon

I have an app bundle on my desktop. I change its icon by changing the icon in its /Contents/Resources/ folder. This updates finder. However I am trying to update the dock. I have figured I can ...
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Open file from the Dock using a non-default app

Is it possible to open a file from the Dock using a non-default app? For example, I prefer most .pdf files to open in Preview (thus it is my default), but some need to be opened in Adobe Reader. Is ...
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Yosemite divided dock?

I've seen this divided dock twice in Yosemite, but I can't find any documentation on it, and don't understand what it's supposed to represent, nor which conditions cause it to occur. When I click on ...
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Any fixes for Dock not following the mouse to move to different monitors in Mavericks?

Just installed 10.9.2 and none of the bugs listed here are fixed for me. Especially the responsive scrolling bug (that for me occurs in the Mac App Store app) and the Dock not following the mouse to ...
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X11 app launching seemingly randomly

Since a month or two, I started seeing an X11 icon in my dock. Killing it does not kill any other app. Is there any way to see what process launches this app?
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What are the dimensions for the apple dock icons?

I have figured out how to change the icon for my program that I made in java, but now the default icon goes and nothing is there, is it because of the incorrect dimensions? I currently have a 16x16 ...