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

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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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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Dock takes up 7-13% CPU usage

Looking in the Activity Monitor on my brand new Macbook Pro 2.8GHz i5 with Mavericks I notice that the "Dock" often takes up the most CPU. Its often between 8% and 15% and the app with the highest ...
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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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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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Alternatives To Apple Dock - Taskbar

Context: I am working with an older relative who has been on windows for many years. She has a difficult/poor memory when it comes to computers. She could easily link open applications ...
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Position Dock stretched full width without increasing size proportionally

Using defaults write com.apple.dock pinning start;killall Dock I was able to move the position of the dock to the upper left corner below the Apple menu. What I'd really like to do is force the ...
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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in another “space”?

I'm using many "spaces" to separate different tasks, and I have blocked the "spaces" switching through this configuration of Mission Control: Nonetheless I have a remaining problem with "Spaces" I ...
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Double-clicking a window’s title bar to minimize it in Mavericks

After upgrading to Mavericks I’m no longer able to minimize a window to the Dock by double-clicking on its title bar. How do I get this functionality back?
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How can I get the list of files dropped onto a dock icon of non-running app?

I would like my Java application to be notified when the user drops files onto the dock icon. This works fine, via Apple Java extensions (OpenFilesEvent), if the application has already been started ...
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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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Adapter to send external video source to iPhone/iPod/iPad dock in place of iPhone/iPod/iPad?

A relative has a 3M MP225 video projector which they would like to use with their DVD player. However, the projector only has a proprietary connector for video input and only came with a 30-pin cable ...
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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Apple Universal Dock & Bluetooth

Just acquired an azatom Tune-Stream Bluetooth dongle which turns 30-pin iPod docking stations into Bluetooth devices. However, it doesn't work when I insert it in an Apple Universal Dock (connected to ...
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Dock disappearing on Mac

Why does the Dock disappear on my Mac? It pops back up when I put the cursor to the bottom of the screen but does not stay there permanently any longer.
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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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Change dock settings if monitor connected

I'd like my Dock settings to change automatically when I connect an external monitor, and change back when I disconnect it. I have a 15" MBP and I'd like the Dock to be always visible when an external ...
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How can I speed up rate at which dock appears on second screen?

How do I speed up the time it takes for the dock to appear on a second screen in Mavericks? At the moment it takes over a second when I've been using it on the first screen then go to use it on the ...
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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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Can the Dock bar reserve it's horizontal space even if window is maximized?

I don't want to have the dock bar auto-hiding/showing, so I have it always enabled. When I maximize a window, two things happen: either it goes fullscreen so it hides the dock or I make it bigger ...
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Turn off auto-hiding dock and menu bar

Recently I played a TV show on my TV using HDMI and used clamshell mode for my Macbook Pro. Now whenever I'm in Safari, both the menubar at the top and the Dock automatically hide. It only happens ...
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Open Safari in a new window from Dock?

Is there a way I can open Safari in a new window directly from dock ? For example, CMD + Safari on dock reveals the application in Finder. Is there another key combination that can open a new window ? ...
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What does setting LSUIPresentationMode to 1 or 2 do?

While reading "Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?", I noted that according to the documentationLSUIPresentationMode, setting LSUIPresentationMode to value 1 or 2 (in an ...
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop?

I have a iMac running OS 10.9.3 that has 2 monitors connected to it. Randomly, thourhgout the day the dock will flip either to the left or right screen. Its pretty annoying. Does anyone know what is ...
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How can I create a default dock for all users (Mavericks)? [duplicate]

I am new to managing Macs. We currently have a lab, and probably plan to create more labs in an enterprise style solution. In the lab, we would like to have a "default profile" created for users who ...
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Can I enable hiding the dock on my MacBook monitor only?

When at home I use my 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to an 27" external monitor. When working on my 27" screen I prefer to have a visible dock at all times. I have enough screen real estate to afford 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 disable Window Minimize animation

I'm about ready to throttle someone if I can't figure this out. I have been working to disable all animation effects throughout OSX (10.9.2). since I got my new laptop about 3 months ago. I think ...
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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 an app be running yet not appear in the Dock?

On two instances, I've been unable to empty my trash because it contained a pdf that the system claimed was in use. On both occasions, I typed the lsof command to find out which app was using it. In ...
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Can the OS X Mail dock count be made to show all (not just unread) count of inbox?

A few other e-mail applications allow you to set their dock counter to the number of messages in the inbox, rather than just the number of unread messages. The idea being that until it's out of the ...
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How can I disable dock item tooltip? [duplicate]

How can I disable the tooltip showing up on my dock items on hover?
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Lock The Dock On Multiple Screen Setup

I like all the multiple screen features in Mavericks except one. I HATE the hit cursor to the bottom of the screen to move the dock. I've searched hi an low for a way to stick the dock to one spot. ...
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OS X dock frequently creates new icon for program already in the dock

The issue is: A program icon is created in the dock for an open program. Later, that program is closed, but the icon remains in the dock. When I open a new instance of that program, a new icon is ...
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Prevent Zoomed/Maximized Window From Touching the Dock?

Is there a way to always prevent zoomed (green + button) windows from touching the dock? E.g., I zoom a Safari window and it maximizes vertically, but my perimeters make the bottom of the window 30px ...
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Windows management

Just wondering whether its possible to achieve my goal. Imagine you are running Firefox and have all windows minimized to Dock. If you switch to other application and back to Firefox via cmd+Tab, it ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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Application keeps bouncing on dock and won't open

I have a game (Borderlands 2: Game of the Year edition) directly purchased through the App Store. I've been playing this game for a month until it started to have this error everytime I launch it: the ...
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Download folder/dock stack settings

Where do if find the download dock folder stack settings so I can change them to see fan or somehow get the most recent download to show up first?
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Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?

Can you make the Dock icon for an app appear different? Obviously you could copy the whole app or symlink parts of it, but I don't want to have to create a symlink for every single file in the ...
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Windows aren't quite maximized when opened

When I open window in a program, I typically want it to take up my entire screen (but not be in full screen mode, just maximally sized) Instead, there is a thin gap at the left edge of the screen. It ...
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Application is working but can't selecting it

I am experiencing new problem in Snow leopard, the application is working because whenever I click on it's icon at the dock it not showing "force quit" but I couldn't go into the application, I can ...
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Mountain Lion sometimes hangs when mouse enters Dock – pointer is movable, but the MacBook Air seems otherwise frozen

I have a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air (MacBookAir4,2 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). Since installing Mountain Lion I sometimes encounter a problem when I move the mouse cursor over the dock to click ...
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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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Dock background disappears. Bug or trouble?

It's already the second time that this occurs. I switch from one user to another and the dock has no background. It looks pretty cool but I don't understand if there's a problem on my hard drive setup ...
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Assign an agent app to all desktops

I am running an app (Simple Floating Clock) that runs as an agent (LSUIElement assigned to 1 in the app's Info.plist). I would like to assign the app to "All Desktops" that I run. Normally, if an ...
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Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock

I find it really annoying how the Adium icon is always at the dock being useless: because to open the contact list, you can just use the status bar item, (the dock icon is just a waste of space ...
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OSX Dock's Equivalent of Ubuntu Launcher's Super + (1, 2, 3)

In Ubuntu 12.04+, you can hold Super, then press 1 or 2 or 3 and so on until 0 to open or focus an application. The number corresponds to the location of the icon on the launcher from top to bottom. ...
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Dock shows on only one screen on OS X Mavericks

I understood that every display would behave independently on OS X Mavericks, and that it would get its own bar (top of the screen) and dock. However, the dock shows only on the main screen, and not ...
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How can I keep file attachment windows (e.g. Gmail in Chrome) from going behind the Dock so I can't click OK or Cancel?

When a file attachment window for Gmail in Chrome pops up, it goes behind the dock and it is really difficult to hit cancel - I can do it, but only the very top part of the button. The window can't ...