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

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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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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 ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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Download folder/dock stack settings

Where do if find the download dock folder stack settings so I can change them to see fan or somehow get the most recent download to show up first?
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Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?

Can you make the Dock icon for an app appear different? Obviously you could copy the whole app or symlink parts of it, but I don't want to have to create a symlink for every single file in the ...
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Windows aren't quite maximized when opened

When I open window in a program, I typically want it to take up my entire screen (but not be in full screen mode, just maximally sized) Instead, there is a thin gap at the left edge of the screen. It ...
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Mountain Lion sometimes hangs when mouse enters Dock – pointer is movable, but the MacBook Air seems otherwise frozen

I have a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air (MacBookAir4,2 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). Since installing Mountain Lion I sometimes encounter a problem when I move the mouse cursor over the dock to click ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the slow dock transition easter eggs?

If you shift-click the minimize button or hold shift while restoring a window, you get the slow-motion genie or scale effect. Is there a way to resume full speed after an accidental shift-click? Is ...
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Dock background disappears. Bug or trouble?

It's already the second time that this occurs. I switch from one user to another and the dock has no background. It looks pretty cool but I don't understand if there's a problem on my hard drive setup ...
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Assign an agent app to all desktops

I am running an app (Simple Floating Clock) that runs as an agent (LSUIElement assigned to 1 in the app's Info.plist). I would like to assign the app to "All Desktops" that I run. Normally, if an ...
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Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock

I find it really annoying how the Adium icon is always at the dock being useless: because to open the contact list, you can just use the status bar item, (the dock icon is just a waste of space ...
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OSX Dock's Equivalent of Ubuntu Launcher's Super + (1, 2, 3)

In Ubuntu 12.04+, you can hold Super, then press 1 or 2 or 3 and so on until 0 to open or focus an application. The number corresponds to the location of the icon on the launcher from top to bottom. ...
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Dock shows on only one screen on OS X Mavericks

I understood that every display would behave independently on OS X Mavericks, and that it would get its own bar (top of the screen) and dock. However, the dock shows only on the main screen, and not ...
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How can I keep file attachment windows (e.g. Gmail in Chrome) from going behind the Dock so I can't click OK or Cancel?

When a file attachment window for Gmail in Chrome pops up, it goes behind the dock and it is really difficult to hit cancel - I can do it, but only the very top part of the button. The window can't ...
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Dock Folder Stack - I want ascending order

Before I upgraded to OS X Lion, when I click a stack, it would show the very top. Now, it shows the very bottom of the menu meaning you would see the "Open in Finder" option after you click it. Now, I ...
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Preventing desktop jump when window is open on another desktop?

I have setup 2 Desktops in Mavericks (Mission Control). On "Desktop 2" there are some programs that need to run, but which I use rarely, for example a Terminal with some server tasks. Then on ...
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Is there a good docking solution for Macbook so far?

I have been looking for a good Macbook docking solution for months The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock doesn't seem like a good option based on the reviews on Amazon.com. I also noticed that there ...
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How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock

I'm getting blank icons for stacks (e.g. Downloads) and grids (e.g. Documents) in the Dock. Nothing seems to fix it. Have tried relaunching the Finder and even a full reboot, but nothing helps. Any ...
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Can I automatically change my dock preferences when connected to a cinema display?

Desired behavior: when MBP connected to cinema display: do not show / hide dock when MBP not connected to cinema display: show / hide dock Possible?
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Set a custom dock icon for an application instance via Terminal

I'm frequently opening multiple instances of applications, especially Emacs, since I may be working on different projects on the same time, and I find this the best way to manage this (yes, I know ...
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How do I create a shortcut to IPython's interactive shell on the dock?

I have successfully installed IPython. I can open the interactive shell by typing this from the Terminal: ipython qtconsole & Is there a way to create a shortcut on the dock that executes the ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

New in OS X Mavericks, when using the famous dock on the left or right site: It has a white background now. It makes it hard to see the icons and the design is awful. Does anyone know how to change ...
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Multiple icons in dock?

Is it possible to have multiple icons open for multiple instances of an application? For example, if I have two pdf's open, can I have two "preview" icons open in the doc bar?
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Connecting my iPod to my Car's 30-pin Dock but Being Able to Control It from Within the iPod?

I have a 5th Generation iPod nano. I own a 2008 VW Eos which has a 30-pin dock. It functions but, my car's UI for iPod is despicable. I wanted to know if there was a way to control the music within ...
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How to disable the dock on a specific display in Mavericks?

I've just updated to Mavericks, and while I like having the dock on my 2 Landscape displays, my third portrait display is entirely unsuited to having a dock on it. How can I suppress the dock from ...
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Iphone 4S ios7 No Sound at all

A couple of weeks ago I replaced the cracked LCD on my iphone 4S and updated to ios7. That's when the sound problems started but it may be coincidence?! Initially I started to get intermittent sound ...
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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 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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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 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 ...