Sometimes I open my iPhone while working at my Mac.

This often triggers a Continuity / Handoff app icon to suddenly appear in my Dock:

Safari > From iPhone

From iPhone

I find it extremely irritating to constantly have this new Dock icon flashing in the periphery of my vision, and to see the Dock itself resizing to fit the new icon.

The worst offender is the current macOS Default Web Browser, either Safari or Chrome.

Google Chrome > From iPhone

Opening Safari on the iPhone prompts to open Safari/Chrome on the Mac via Handoff.

Opening Instagram in iOS offers to open Safari/Chrome on my Mac.

Many other iOS apps offer to open their current URL on the Mac.

How do I prevent Handoff icons from appearing in the macOS Dock?

Is there a way to selectively prevent handing off URLs or browser tabs?

I may want to keep some Handoff Dock icons, but definitely not the generic Browser opening action.


I do not want to fully disable Continuity, as I do rely on other features such as a shared Clipboard.

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