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Occasionally the progress bar that appears under the downloads folder does not go away as it should when the download completes. You should be able to remove it by simply restarting the computer or running killall Dock at the command line (Terminal). This should reset just the dock process without having to restart the whole machine.


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There is a difference between closing a window and quitting an app. Many apps continue running even if they have no windows open, although newer versions OS X can close them if it needs the RAM (if the app is coded in the appropriate way). If you want to be sure the app is removed from the Dock and ⌘ Command Tab switcher, use ⌘ Command Q or App Menu > Quit....


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Using the terminal, you can try deleting your dock preferences, then restarting the dock: % defaults delete com.apple.dock % killall Dock This won't affect the contents of your dock, but it will reset the preferences that you'd normally edit in the Dock panel of the System Preferences. EDIT: Per comments below, apparently this does reset dock contents ...


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In the Finder, you should be able to click and drag folders into the Dock. Another option is, within Finder, any folders in the sidebar under "Favorites" (where you usually see Documents, Pictures, etc.), you can right-click and select "Add to Dock." This will add it to your Dock in the lower right portion near Downloads and Applications. Additionally, if ...


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Hold the Option key at the same time you click on the Maximize button on Chrome. This will maximize the window while leaving visible the menu bar and dock. This will also work on any other window on a Mac. If this doesn't maximize the window on the first try, drag the window to where you want it (like you're doing now with the left and right sides) and ...


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I don't think it' malware. I have the same problem after installing 10.11.5. I found a (not so nice) workaround: When the app is still running: Save all changes and force quit the Application When already quit the app: Open the Activity Monitor and force quit the Widowserver Process. You'll be logged out. Now restart the mac (don't just log in again) and ...



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