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

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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 ...
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How can I disable the random/auto keeping of apps in the Dock?

Sometimes the Dock will keep an icon app in the Dock, even though I haven't set it as such, even though I've previously de-kept it in Dock after the first time it kept it 'for me'. Is there a way to ...
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I can't save my system preferences

I can't save my dock and spaces setting. Every time I set them (eg. disable spaces), after I reboot/re-login to the system, the dock and spaces settings will revert back to the previous status. How ...
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Run iTunes without it being in the dock

I'm trying to keep my dock simple - just Chrome, MacVim, and the terminal. Is there a way to run iTunes without it being in the dock (i.e. just show the icon in the menu bar)?
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What are some considerations in organizing apps in the dock?

I am relatively new to Mac and OS X (4 months now). While I build my collection of preferred applications my Dock keeps on growing. It now takes about 70% of my screen width and I start to find it a ...
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Process called “Dock” running at 100% since upgrade to 10.6.8

Any ideas what might be causing this?
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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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What is this app called?

the app in the dock (right of Safari) apparently shows the network speeds in the dock. Does anyone know what the app is called? There are more images of the app in the blog post at link Thanks
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Can I adjust the time delay for when the dock re-appears?

I like to hide the dock unless I need it. There is a slight delay before it will reappear. Is there a Terminal setting I can change so that the dock will instantly appear when I move my mouse to the ...
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Only show active windows in the current space in Mac OSX when pressing CMD-Tab

I'm new to Mac and have the following wish: I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open ...
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How to restore Parallel's Applications folder?

Normally when you install Parallels, it adds a folder to the dock which acts exactly like the default Applications folder on the Mac, except for all the Windows apps. It even organizes them in ...
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Dock Notifications Displaying Odd Red Icons Instead

Having an odd issue. My dock is showing these strange red icons where normal numerical notifications should be. For example, Thunderbird will display a 3 when I have 3 new messages, but instead it is ...
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kCGErrorIllegalArgument from com.apple.Dock.agent

I have this weird error message showing up in my console. I'm hoping to locate the problem and fix it: com.apple.Dock.agent -> : kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSetWindowTransformAtPlacement: singular ...
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FaceTime added to Dock on Start Up

I've encountered an interesting issue, and I am wondering if anyone else has experience with it. Every time I restart my Mac, FaceTime is added back to the Dock. If I remove it from the Dock, it ...
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Dock Intellihide

Is there any way to get the dock to use "intellihide" (this is a carry over from various docks in the linux world). Basically that means that the dock is always visible if no windows are in its space, ...
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Hide an application's dock icon

Is there an easy way to hide an application's dock icon? For example, I can't hide Iconfactory xScope dock icon. Most similar apps a preference settings to hide the dock icon, but I can't seem to ...
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How to add e.g. Chrome permanently to Guest account's dock?

When I log in as "Guest", the dock looks like this: Any changes made to the dock are lost upon logout, when the guest user's home directory gets deleted. How can I change the default dock ...
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Does the iPad 2 Support the iPad 1 Dock?

I'm thinking about selling my first generation iPad, but was wondering if I should sell the dock with it. I know that they are coming out with a new iPad dock specifically for the second generation. ...
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Why did the Sparrow dock icon stop bouncing on launch?

The Sparrow mail app icon had been bouncing fine on launching the app till a few days ago but has stopped doing so recently. Any reasons why it might be so? I miss the bouncing dock icon.
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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Keeping the dock visible without affecting window size?

Is there any way to keep the dock visible without it affecting the size of windows? On my MBP 13" I have the dock hidden since it simply takes to much screen real estate, but working with a tablet I ...
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Tool or trick to require doubleclicking to launch apps from dock?

Is there a way to make it so that launching an app from the dock requires a double click instead of a single click? I find myself accidentally launching apps and then needing to force-quit them. ...
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Terminal window as its own app

During my work day as a software developer, I frequently have multiple Terminal windows open, each dedicated to a specific purpose and directory. I switch between them on a regular basis. I'd like to ...
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specify Open With application for stacks

My application preferences were reset, and at which point the 'Open In Finder' arrow on the stacks is now opening iPhoto. Does anybody know how to change this?
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The state of theming in OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change my OS X theme? There used to be a vibrant community of themers and modders for OS X. It seems like after Leopard was released a lot of that has dried up. ...
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Video out on iPod dock: pre-iOS versus iOS

I have an iPod dock with Video Out. It says on the box that it only supports pre-iOS devices for that (iPod classic and the like), and it certainly does not seem to do anything with my iPod Touch ...
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OS X Dock+ Window/App management

I'm working on my Mac for video editing from time to time and normaly use Windows and Linux. Thinking about to switch completely but there is one thing I'm so darn used to which held me back for years ...
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OSX application shortcut folder in dock and icon updates after installation

Here is the setup: I have the Applications folder right in the dock, which is the default after installation afaik. Now I have a custom build DMG with an application in there which I drag&drop ...
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How can I group applications?

My Applications folder is getting pretty full and I'm starting to lose track of applications. I want to organize them in groups, but I've read that some applications don't properly handle being put ...
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Is there a good replacement for the Dock?

What are the best dock replacements? It's frustrating to keep track of windows in the dock unless they're minimized. For instance, I often have 10-15 separate PDF documents open. It's ...
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Keyboard shortcut for launching Apps in Dock

At Windows 7, Win + 1,2,3..9 launches the first, second etc App in taskbar. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in OSX in order to launch Apps that are in the Dock?
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I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?

I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. I'm not sure if this would be possible with an Automator script, or if I would have to try to program ...