Yes, I know I can use tabs, but there are times where I will need to open a new Google Chrome window. Unfortunately, I have bad memory and I always forget that I have a second Chrome window opened.

In Windows 10, the taskbar will show you if you have two Chrome windows open, which appears like this


Is there a way macOS can notify me if I have two of the same apps open?


You can right click/control click on an app's icon in the Dock to determine the number of open windows for the app. Here's a screenshot from a Google Chrome session:


A list of all the open windows for the app are shown at the top in the context menu presented on right clicking/control clicking.

  • Also add windows menu, if it helps. Or three finger swipe down
    – anki
    Apr 8 '20 at 5:42
  • Is there a way to have the dock passively notify if I have 2 of the same apps open? Sometimes I'm working on one Chrome window, I will forget the other Chrome window is opened since I have it hidden behind my primary Chrome window. I want to be able to know at any time that I have two of the same apps opened without needing to right click every time to check.
    – Kay
    Apr 8 '20 at 16:42
  • @key You can alternatively use Hot Corners to show you all the application windows. This article should give you an idea.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Apr 8 '20 at 16:56

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