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 fix com.apple.dock.extra?

I'm a gamer and one day i was playing mine craft when this blabbering thing just showed up. I went to activity monitor and there was a process called com.apple.dock.extra. From the first day there ...
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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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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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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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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, and in Yosemite it shows a globe. How can I ...
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How to fix “com.apple.dock.extra: … Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication” in system.log

On a recently installed (from internet via Recovery Disk) 10.7.4 Lion system the system.log is filled with multiple "com.apple.dock.extra: ... Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of ...
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Downloads stack progress bar “stuck” at 100% after completion of downloads

As you can see, the downloads stack's progress indicator is at 100%, and is permanently stuck there even after the completion of all downloads. The only way I can remove the progress bar is by ...
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Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub?

Is there a Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub? It is to connect a Mac mini with Thunderbolt port to USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD to get full speed (10 Gbps). Thanks.
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How to group certain apps and add as a stack to the Dock?

There is a set of apps I use for my job. Instead of having them individually on the dock, I'd like to have them in a "stack" all together. How can I create a stack on the dock and add these apps to ...
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Dock won't appear on other displays

I know, you can't have the dock on both screens at the same time, and I know that there's a 'swipe down' gesture I'm supposed to be able to do with the mouse to make the dock appear. I just can't seem ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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How do I use separate dock for each monitor? [duplicate]

I have three monitors. I'd like to use a dock on each monitor that displays the apps / windows open on that monitor. Is this possible? Thanks!
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I dont have "auto hide" enable for dock. but in all previous version dock will hide if I enter in full screen mode for vlc player or for chrome. Now its no longer the case. If I enbale "auto hide" ...
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OS X 10.11.5 hangs occasionally for 30 seconds for multitasking, gestures and the Dock

Since a few weeks (maybe since updating from 11.3) my system (MacBook Pro Retina 13" 16 GB RAM) hangs for about 30 seconds every now and then. I am able to use the app where the focus is on, e.g. ...
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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 do I get rid of the python dock icon when using jupyter

The python rocketship pops up in the dock when I use jupyter and run something that uses matplotlib. Is there a way to make this not happen when I'm running jupyter?
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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How can I reset the dock?

I recently updated my computer from Mavericks to El Capitan, and I'm unable to add or remove items from the dock. If I attempt to change the dock, the computer freezes and I am unable to interact with ...
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dock folders - how to view list/grid/fan on hover & open in finder with 1-click

I feel that its slowing my productivity, to have to click on the dock folders to see the list of contents. Are there any apps or tweaks that will enable me to view the contents automatically when ...
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Why (else) would my Calendar icon have a red badge (with numbers) on it?

Supposedly, the red badge that shows up on the Calendar icon in the app switcher (and the Dock, if anyone still uses that) represents invitations that you've not dealt with. That's a nice theory, but ...
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How to Pin Most Used Files and Folders on Dock

I have some files on my drive. I want to access to my .md files and some specific folder one click. I wanna pin them to my Dock. What is the best way to access that files? Thanks in advance!
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How to have Chrome cover everything except the dock when double clicked?

So I have recently switched to Mac from Windows and I like to have the dock always visible when I'm using programs (probably because I'm used to the Start button toolbar in Windows). I don't use the ...
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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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Apps in El Capitan won't close when clicking the red close button

Apps won't close when clicking the red close button in El Capitan. The "open indicator" stays on the app icon, the icon stays in the dock even if "keep in dock" isn't checked, and the app shows up in ...
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Hide App from Dock - LSUIElement not working (crash)

I'm trying to hide Telegram App from the dock on my Mac, since I can't find an option that does this in the app itself. So I tried <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> and <key>...
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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 on the dock on some Macs here at the office. The same box can be found in the CmdTab menu. This happens only on some of ...
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What is this black bar at the bottom of my Dock?

I have this strange bar at the bottom of my Dock: What could it possibly be and how could I remove it? It is non-blocking but distracts me when using the Dock.
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Remove Mac App Store notification badge from the Dock

# "Usernoted" seems to be the "user notifications daemon", so get it's PID. pid=$(ps aux | grep -i [u]sernoted | awk '{print $2}') # Find the sqlite3 database that this program has open. It's in a "...
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How to decrease the delay to drag and drop files into windows via Dock?

The Dock (as of 10.7+) allows you to drag files over an application icon, invoking application exposé which allows you to drag the file over the window of choice and drop it in where you want. The ...
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Mac Launchpad icon jumps up

I am running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.5 on a Macbook Air. Recently, on two occasions, I saw the Launchpad icon in the Dock jumping up and down a few times and then it stopped. On that moment I ...
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How to stop maps, photos, and ibooks from loading in dock on startup

I checked system preferences (screenshot attached). They are not listed there. I checked the folders mentioned in this question, but they are not listed there: # Nothing grep -i -R photo /Library/...
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Close Dock and top bar

Is there a way to keep the application Dock closed. Every time I do: killall dock It closes for a bit then automatically reopens. I want to be able to make an AppleScript program that keeps it ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Chrome profile and run two or more profiles simultaneously?

I am new to Mac, and I have my rough time (missing keys, wrong shortcuts and etc). But I don't give up. I am a JS developer with more than 10 years of Windows and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) experience and ...
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Update Dock after defaults write without `killall` restart

I'm toggling a Mission Control setting with defaults write but the Dock doesn't see the change without restarting via killall Dock. How can I get the Dock to read the updated plist settings without ...
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Alias icons not showing on docked folders

I wonder if anyone knows how can I fix this icon problem? On this paste there is only one icon with this issue but on a different one I have twelve like that and only one showing correctly. You can ...
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Stop dock moving between monitors while moving mouse to the bottom of screen

We know why it is moving: Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor? Now, how can we stop it? Some terminal command or even paid software?
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Dell docking station D3100 with MacBook Pro

I am trying to setup 3 monitors with my MacBook Pro (Late 2013). I was wondering if anybody has tried this docking station with mac.
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Show Dock on all external displays (not simultaniously)

I recently started using OSX El Capitan at work. I have two external monitors connected to my mac (they are laid out horizontally one after the other). I used Macs in the past and as far as I can ...
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Unread Messages Badge Wrong in Dock

I have a Macbook Pro 13" running El Capitan, purchased in February 2016. For the iMessage app, which I have saved in the Dock, the unread messages badge says there is one unread message and there's ...
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Dock icons disappear and/or go fuzzy

Every now and then the icons in my Dock disappear completely after waking from sleep, except some of them go funny or fuzzy. See screenshot. MacBook Pro Retina, 15", Mid 2014, i7, 16GB memory, often ...
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Monitor resets with OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock?

I recently got a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and am hooking my monitors into it. I have Display Port to MiniDisplay Port going from the monitor to the dock, one thunderbolt cable going from dock to Macbook ...
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Dock doesn't disappear before reboot

Every time when I'm trying to reboot my mac(macbook pro retina|el capitan), everything disappear except dock so the process stops and thats how my desktop looks:
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How do I get 'New Terminal at Folder' functionality when dragging a folder to the terminal dock icon?

Sometimes I like to open folders in Terminal by dragging the folder to the Terminal dock icon. However this creates a new Terminal window instead of creating a new tab in my current Terminal window. ...
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How can I connect my iPhone 6s Plus to my stereo?

I understand that Apple's iPhone Lightning Dock has a headphone socket that I can use: Connect the dock to powered speakers or a stereo using a 3.5mm cable (sold separately) to play music and ...
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Macbook air 2015 + elgato thunderbolt 2 doc to use two external displays

I have a 2015 Macbook Air running Yosemite v10.10.5. I recently purchased a Elgato thunderbolt 2 dock and would like to connect two external monitors. One using thunderbolt-to-DVI and the other using ...
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Is it possible to have my dock visible on all monitors in El Capitan?

Don't mark this as a duplicate. Question has been asked several times in several places but it was years ago. I have two monitors connected. One primary (that has dock at the bottom) and secondary. ...
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cDock - Finder too close to edge

Attempting to make a Tiger-like dock on Mavericks. Slight bug in cDock 2 program: What I'm hoping for: Is there a .plist file I can edit to bring my Finder icon away from the far left edge? ...