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 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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How do I show an application only in the dock assigned to a desktop?

You can assign the application in the dock to a desktop. But can you hide the application in the dock in the desktop where it is not assigned? That is, the dock in each desktop should show only the ...
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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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How to open a specific pane in system preferences from dock?

When I add the system preferences to the dock and click it, it opens in the common view. How can I open a specific pane at once from the dock?
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New programs must be launched twice in 10.7.3?

I noticed recently that new programs (newly installed or downloaded) are not opening on first try on my MacBook Pro, or on my wife's MacBook. Both are running 10.7.3. On first launch, new programs ...
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Shortcut for opening applications stack on dock bar

Is there any keyboard shortcut to open applications stack on dock bar? The idea is I want to be able to open any app without using mouse.
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Using an iPod 4G dock with an iPhone 4

When I bought my first iPod, a 4G model, in the box there were also a dock. Can I use that dock, connected to a wall plug, to recharge my iPhone 4?
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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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Can I create two different Docks that I can switch back and forth between?

I have two different accounts right now - one for work, one for play. It helps me stay focused, and it's quite useful. However, sometimes I don't really love switching back and forth between user ...
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Run x11 app from dock

I have an app in /usr/local/bin directory and can not drag it onto the dock and have to open Terminal everytime I want to run this program. Is it possible to run a macported/homebrewed application ...
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How to make clicking on icon in dock == open new instance

I have several applications in my dock that can have multiple instances open (eg. Chrome, iTerm, Sublime, etc.) When I click on one of the icons, I want a new window to open (this is what happens if ...
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Is it possible to drag the Dock around the screen?

As a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu/Fedora user, I have seen many different ways to manage windows. Some of these, like the Windows taskbar and the OS X Dock, are very interesting and highly useful. One feature ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the position of the Dock?

Can I move the Dock using a keyboard shortcut? If there is no default keyboard shortcut, is it possible to set this up using a program?
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Using an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer?

Is it possible to use an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer, rather than an iDevice? As I can, obviously, connect it to a computer via USB, I think it'd be great if I could as I love ...
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How to fix this OS X Dock Tooltip encoding problem?

I'm running Lion in French and have had the following bug in my Dock for the last couple of weeks. It doesn't go away if I reboot or kill the Dock. Have you ever seen something like that before?
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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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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Is it possible to display a Smart Folder as a stack in the Dock?

I'd like to have my recent files at hand from my dock, preferably via a 'stack'. I have already created a Smart Folder containing all my files that have been opened in the last 3 days and added it to ...
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Why do no external iPad/iPhone batteries charge via a dock connector?

There are many external battery packs which have a USB port for charging your iPad or iPhone on the go. But they all seem to be charged via a Micro USB port themselves, rather than a dock connector. ...
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I would like my application to overlap the dock (with the app behind of course)

I'm on 10.7.3. I have my dock at the bottom. To the left and right of the dock, I see the wallpaper. I would actually like the app I'm in to extend all the way to the bottom of the monitor, with ...
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Putting a folder in the dock

Is this possible? How can I do it? I want to put applications in a folder in my dock.
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How to add a drawer of apps on the dock?

There are way too many app icons on my dock. Is there a way to add drawers of apps on the dock so each drawer contains a list of apps?
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Low-resolution icons displayed in Dock and Launchpad

Since about a week I have some icons in the Dock and in the Launchpad (e.g.: AppStore, Mission Control) with low-res icons. However if I start the app (in this case App Store), the correct ...
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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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Dock on Lion using lots of cpu and RAM

For some reason Dock process is using a lot of cpu and RAM ( 4GB+ at this moment ) as you can see on this image: I tried to: Kill the process Restart Mac OS Remove com.apple.Dock.plist/db and kill ...
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How do I change an Application Icon in the Applications Folder?

I just installed an application and drag/dropped the file into the Applications folder. The application (or folder) icon is showing as some grayed out icon with a crossed-out circle over it in the ...
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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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Can Apple update the firmware on a Made for iPod device using the iPhone?

I have a Phillips alarm clock with iPod dock and an iPhone 4. When I got the iPhone 4 first, when i docked it with the alaram clock, i got an message on the screen of the iPhone saying that "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 extract/use icons in an icontainer file?

I want to change dock view so I downloaded an icontainer file that should contain files to replace some in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Resources... But how to extract files from icontainer ...
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Is it possible to change the dock icon of an application only?

Is there any way to just change the icon in the dock while still keeping it the same everywhere else? It's probably not going to be possible without tweaks, so are there any programs for that?
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Wrong icon for Application folder

For some reason, my Applications folder is using the Address book icon in the Dock. How do I change this back to the correct icon. I am using Mac 10.7.2 (although the problem has been there since ...
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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 I change the OS X Lion Glossy Dock Notifications/Badges?

Is there a way to change the little glossy dock notification icons that have been changed from their pleasant form pre Lion to a glossy style badge like iOS? An example would be the incremented ...
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How do I update the Icon of a program running from /usr/local/bin on the Dock?

I often run mvim from iTerm, and it pops up on the Dock with the default vim icon. A friend gave me a nice icon for mvim, how do I go about updating the icon for mvim launched from a console?
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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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Why can't I open a subfolder from a stack in my Dock?

I have the application folder as a stack in my Dock, when I click it and then click on Utilities`, the stack just disappears, but when I click it a second time, then it works. What could be the ...
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Badge count for number of items in a folder on the Dock?

After clearing hundreds of items out of my Downloads folder, I'm eager not to repeat the process. Anyone know of a plugin/app/hack that will let me badge a folder in the Dock with the current number ...
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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 do I stay in the same desktop when I switch to a full screen app?

When I switch to a full screen mode app in OS X Lion, it automatically switches to Desktop 1. I prefer to automatically switch back to the Desktop that I was in before I switched to the full screen ...
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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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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Independent docks across displays

Is there a way to break out or have independent docks across displays? I have a MacBook Pro (circa 2009, 10.6.8), which is connected to a Dell UltraSharp display, and I keep going to the bottom of ...
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Can an app window be minimized by clicking its Dock Icon?

Something that bothers me as Windows User on OSX that I can't minimize an App Window by clicking the Dock Icon of the application. Is there a hidden setting for enabling this behavior or an utility ...
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Set position of icon in dock without pinning

I like to organise the icons in my dock, but I do not always like to display icons for applications that are not open – quite a clutter when you're setting the position of many icons. Is there any ...
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Windows taskbar in Parallels VM

I'm running Windows 7 in Coherance mode in Parrellels desktop, and have the task bar visible at the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to move the task bar down, behind the Mac Dock, without ...
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Need location of image for preference pane “PREF” icon

I have a stack in my Dock with aliases to my most-used preference panes. In the past, the icons that appear in the grid when I click on the stack have been the large descriptive icons shown in Finder. ...
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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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How can I specify a custom icon for a Dock stack?

I've created a folder in Finder with aliases of several apps. I want to add this to my dock so that those apps are grouped together and the dock isn't quite as messy. No problem; I added the folder to ...
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How do I show the Dock in full-screen mode?

This one took me awhile to discover, but you can show the Dock while in Lion's new full-screen mode: Place your cursor to the side where you currently store your Dock (right, left, or bottom), so ...