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

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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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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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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 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 ...
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Dock - app name instead of icons?

Is there a way to hide the icons in the dock and just show text of the app name instead?
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How can I disable the delay + minimum distance when deleting icons from the Dock by dragging in Mountain Lion?

As you all know, Dock icons can be removed by simply clicking them and dragging them out of the Dock. As soon as the “poof” animation appears, you can release the mouse button to remove the icon. ...
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How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys?

How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys? Possible solutions which I don't get to work: (1) Having often used applications constantly kept in the dock, it would be useful to have hotkeys ...
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How to fix missing Dock icon when Safari is active and minimized?

After recently upgrading to Mountain Lion, I had no problems with my settings or personalization of my environment. However, all of a sudden (yesterday) and for no reason I've been able to discern, ...
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Dock is semi-functional after Mountain Lion upgrade

So I updated to Mountain Lion recently, and as far as I can tell everything has been great. Except that Dock doesn’t really function as it is supposed to. It shows up, but when I launch an application ...
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Why does the Dock executable not yield any useful strings, unlike other OS X apps?

When I run the strings command on the executable file in most OS X apps (•.app/Contents/MacOS/•), I get a list of routine names, possible hidden preferences, etc. When I run the command on the Dock ...
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Why does my Mac have laggy/choppy Dock magnification effect?

I have a retina MacBook Pro and I noticed a laggy/choppy magnification effect when hovering the mouse over the dock. I thought Mountain Lion would fix that, but apparently its a bit more laggy now as ...
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Cannot move dock icons in Mountain Lion

When I drag an existing icon from one place to another in Mountain Lion I cannot click to release it. It just remains 'stuck' to the mouse pointer. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Hide App Name in Mac OS X Lion Dock

I am trying to figure out how can I disable/hide the App Name in MacOS X Lion dock. I've also attached an image so you can see what I mean. Someone has any idea about how can I hide that?
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does command-option-click on app icon in dock still hide all open windows?

This apple article explains it. But it no longer hides all open windows for me under 10.7.4. What could be causing this?
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Different desktop with different dock?

I'm using 10.7.4, and I use multiple desktops (in Spaces). When I switch between desktops, the dock does not change. I open an application in Desktop 1 and its icon remains in the dock after I ...
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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 ...