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

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Move dock between displays keyboard shortcut (or keep on both displays)

I would like to move my dock via keyboard shortcut between displays. When I connect my second display (which I use as my active display) and try to use the pad to 'learn' this new display is the main ...
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Cannot Add, Remove, Move, or Drag icons from Dock

I'm using OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) and recently I have been unable to drag or move any items on the dock. Right clicking them gives no option for "remove from dock", and the icons cannot be rearranged. ...
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Is the a way to remove the gap between window edge and the screen edge when the Dock is hidden?

When you hide the Dock, OS X leaves a small gap at that edge. Is there a way to get rid of it? In case you have never noticed the gap before here is a screenshot. Guess which side of the screen has ...
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how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...
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How do I change the dock and ⌘-tab icons for Spyder (basically a Python script) on a Mac?

I have a little bash script that runs Spyder, a Python IDE, courtesy of this question. The purpose of the bash script is to be accessible via Quicksilver and the Finder. The same answer also tells me ...
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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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Prevent dock stacking

First of all, I'm quite new to mac so sorry if this question is too obvious. I'm coming straight from Arch Linux, so this is still a bit confusing for me ;-) I have problems with the dock. It seem to ...
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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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Stop iCal doc icon from frequently bouncing due to "Calendar can’t save the event “…” to the Exchange server

Very often my iCal briefly loses touch with Exchange and the Dock icon starts bouncing. I go over to it and see an alert like: Calendar can’t save the event “Some event whatever” to the Exchange ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Dock?

I want the Dock completely gone. I haven't used it in the past three releases of OS X (10.5 to present). I want it completely gone, and LaunchBar there instead. Is there a way to kill the Dock so ...
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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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How do you adjust the dock bounce animation in OSX?

I'd like to adjust the animation for bouncing dock icons in OSX. (I'm running Yosemete 10.10.3) I've already found this article showing how to completely disable the bounce, but I want more control ...
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Activating the Apple Thunderbolt Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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How to change the color of the date on the Calendar icon in the dock on Mac

So I changed all my icons to custom ones and now I can't see the date in the calendar, I want to change the month and date to some shade of blue but I'm not sure if this is possible
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How to create a .app folder from an executable .jar?

Just this. I have an executable jar that I'd like to create a .app folder for. Mainly just because I'd like it to be pinnable to the dock. Is there any easy way to do this? Edit: Really what I'm ...
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Trackpad gesture that minimizes all windows?

This has been driving me nuts for close to a year. I hope someone can tell me what triggers it. I've searched many times over several months and have never found any mention of it. I use an MBP ...
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Can't rearrange Dock icons

On OS X Yosemite, I can't rearrange my dock icons. I click one, and drag, but it just stays in place and stops highlighting. Here's a demonstration This has been so ever since I upgraded to ...
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Block vertical resize of the dock in Mac OS X

I can't find any way to keep my dock to resize only horizontally when new apps appear there, atm when one does, whole dock shrinks vertically and expands horizontally. Is there any way to keep the ...
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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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Mac has lost its Dock and menu bar

My friend's Mac has lost its dock. It boots up, apparently fine, she logs in, but is then confronted with a blank screen - as in a desktop background image but no desktop interaction elements. The ...
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how to use terminal to remove item from dock

Hi I have a shell script in my login item , which runs whenever i log in to my system . It does work completely but once it exits the terminal , it leaves the terminal shortcut on my dock and I don't ...
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Can any experts here figure out how to get Mavericks' Dock.app working on Yosemite?

So one of the deal breakers that was preventing me from upgrading to OS X 10.10 is how ugly the dock looked (to me). Since I had success getting some of the Yosemite's apps up and running on ...
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How do you make the dock more sensitive to being shown?

The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings: defaults write com.apple.dock ...
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Reset dock icons while log off

I have an iMac for public use, I want to ensure the dock icon won't be changed by others (i.e. keep factory setting). Currently I know the following two commands can do this: defaults delete ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't show the dock if “auto-hide-dock” is enabled.

While my dock "auto-hide" is enabled when, in full-screen app, if I put the pointer to the very bottom, the dock won't show up. Unless, and this might be a bug, I move my mouse horizontally and it ...
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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Dock is not working anymore

All of a sudden some running applications were not shown on the ⌘+⇥ on-screen list. I had to restart my MBP, running Yosemite 10.10.2. After restarting, ⌘+⇥ was not working any more (no app shown on ...
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Add ~/Downloads to Dock through Profile Manager

I am trying to create a minimal dock through Profile Manager (OS X 10.10.2/Server 4.0.3) but I need to include the users' Download directory. Profile Manager has an option to add the Documents folder ...
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What is this line on my dock?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite and I seem to have some sort of line on my desktop near the dock that won't go away. I've changed my background, moved the dock and even rebooted and it stays there. ...
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How can I add an Automator application to the Dock?

I followed the directions in How to put a custom launcher in the Dock (Mavericks) but my case has a different twist. I have an Automator application which runs a shell script that (1) changes the ...
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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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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Switching apps: how to show just one window?

I've noticed one thing that annoys me about switching apps using the dock - if I have say, 5 different PDFs and 5 Firefox windows open, sometimes I'd like to switch back and forth between one pdf and ...
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Application will not launch after crash or force quit

I have an App (Transmission) which won't launch after it hangs and I force quit. It won't launch from the Dock or applications folder. A reboot will resolve the problem but I have another long ...
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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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Troubleshoot Dock behaviour in Mac Yosemite

When I right-click the Downloads folder in the dock, and select Open "Downloads", instead of the expected thing happening, an app launches. The app is one I created myself using Automator. And it is ...
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Clicking on Activity Monitor's Dock icon won't maximize the window

I've got an early 2011 13" MBP running OS X 10.10.4 PB, but this issue has been happening on literally every version of Yosemite, stable and public beta, since the initial PB release. You know how if ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know?

How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know? I have 10 Firefoxes in my Dock with 10 different profiles, and sometimes I'm lost - I'm not sure ...
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Yosemite crashes on startup with henge dock

I am running a 13' macbook pro early 2015 inside a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR). It works perfectly despite the fact that on reboot the system will crash after login credentials have been entered. I have ...
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How do you toggle “Animate opening applications” from terminal?

The setting is located inside the Dock preferences. defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE is only for toggling the nag notice, not the opening animation.
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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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Stop dock icon bouncing after dismissing corresponding notification?

Is there a way to stop an application dock icon from bouncing after I dismiss a notification it has sent me from the notification center? In MacOS Yosemite I frequently work in a Windows VM that I ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop ...
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yosemite 10.10 spinning when I type some chinese input

When I type some chinese input word, mac may freeze and start spinnig pizza ball. this is system.log: 2015/5/3 4:08:06.231 Dock[13323]: CGSConnectionByID: 0 is not a valid connection ID. 2015/5/3 ...
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Applications in ~/Applications not shown in Applications folder in dock

I just noticed that brew cask install symlinks to ~/Applications. This works fine, but the application item in my dock does not show apps from that folder. Is it supposed to work this way? I expected ...
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How do I get my folder list from the dock to start at the TOP of the folder rather the bottom, when organized by date?

I have a frequently used folder set up in my dock to display as a list, organized by date modified. The problem here is that I have several hundred items in that folder, and most frequently I need to ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...