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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 stack size with ulimit and (2) runs an application. I would like to add this to the Dock. I can run it from the Launchpad and everything works correctly. It shows up in my Dock, but only as the application, not the Automator version. As a result, if I right click and enable 'Keep in Dock', then close and run again, the stack limit change of (1) is ignored. How do I put an icon in the Dock which runs the Automator application and not just the application?

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Just drag and drop the app_name.app bundle created in Automator onto the Dock where you want it.

  • I need to clarify, when I said "...drag and drop the Automator.app bundle onto the Dock..." I didn't mean the actual "/Applications/Automator.app" bundle but the <app_name>.app bundle created in Automator. I've edited the answer to reflect the comment. – user3439894 May 20 '15 at 21:27
  • hrm, i only see a .action file, not a .app file... ? – johny why Mar 20 '16 at 3:56
  • But it still shows the active indicator under the original app, not the Automator version. This also means that I cannot run both the original app and the Automator version simultaneously. – kunalgolani Jan 26 '17 at 10:42

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