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

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iTunes track notifications for Mountain Lion

In OS X Lion there was the preference (via a Terminal command) to enable iTunes track notifications that were displayed as a popup in the dock. So far it seems as though Mountain Lion does not allow ...
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How can I disable the delay + minimum distance when deleting icons from the Dock by dragging in Mountain Lion?

As you all know, Dock icons can be removed by simply clicking them and dragging them out of the Dock. As soon as the “poof” animation appears, you can release the mouse button to remove the icon. ...
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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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Can iOS 7 folders and dock be skinned to be totally black?

I've just upgraded to iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S. I prefer a completely black wallpaper, but I noticed that making it so will turn the backgrounds of folders and the dock grey. I am looking for a ...
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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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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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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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Hide App Name in Mac OS X Lion Dock

I am trying to figure out how can I disable/hide the App Name in MacOS X Lion dock. I've also attached an image so you can see what I mean. Someone has any idea about how can I hide that?
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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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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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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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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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Hide a running app from Dock?

Is there a way I can hide a running app's dock icon Mac OS X?
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Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?

There's an app or two that I'd like to run fullscreen on my Mac. However, hiding the dock manually and unhiding it when I'm done gets tedious. I know there must be a way to get an application to hide ...
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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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How to remove dock shelf from Mavericks?

I installed OS X Mavericks, and the dock shelf has returned despite the hidden option to remove it from previous OS X upgrades. I've tried all the third party dock utility applications like Docker, ...
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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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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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Why does the Dock executable not yield any useful strings, unlike other OS X apps?

When I run the strings command on the executable file in most OS X apps (•.app/Contents/MacOS/•), I get a list of routine names, possible hidden preferences, etc. When I run the command on the Dock ...
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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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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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How do I create a shortcut link from the dock to an application?

I'm trying to put a link to Outlook Express in my dock but can't see how it's done. When I right-click on the application icon in a finder window, "Make Alias" is not one of the options available, so ...
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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 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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How do I see the dock in a fullscreen window in OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Mavericks and I have several apps set up to use fullscreen mode. There's no dock at the bottom of the screen, and it doesn't appear either when I scroll to the bottom of the ...
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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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Has anyone found a download for a Mountain Lion resembling Dock theme?

Mountain Lion has a SWEET new Dock look that I'd love to replicate into my Lion install. Has anyone found a download link for any kind of fan art resembling it accurately, yet?
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Making the Dock immutable

A relative who has difficulty with mouse control keeps inadvertently removing items from his Dock. I enabled Parental Controls to prevent him from doing so, but Parental Controls has a bug that ...
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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 ...