Hi can anyone give me a simple step by step procedure for me to be able to use the same dock for two separate users.

I basically have me as two companies and have set up two users to keep everything separate.

But I would like to be able to add icons for word, photoshop, and illustrator in both user accounts.

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    The easiest way probably is to just drag the icons you need into the Dock in both accounts manually. Did you try that? – nohillside Jan 5 '16 at 15:43
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    @patrix That no longer works on El Capitan due to SIP iirc. Good link nonetheless.... – bmike Jan 5 '16 at 18:58
  • Copying ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist from user-1 to user-2 should still work though. – nohillside Jan 5 '16 at 19:03

You can script dock additions, but it's actually quite a pain to do correctly and in a general manner.

The time it takes you to read one of the links I will add will be longer than it takes to just log in to each user, add the icons to the dock by hand and then logging out.

The above link is a command line utility to manipulate a user's dock. It also can operate on multiple users at the same time, so I would start with that tool and look for others if this one doesn't work for your needs / abilities.

dockutil --add /Applications/Word.app --before 'System Preferences' --allhomes

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