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Questions tagged [dock]

The special transparent bar (usually at the bottom) of a Macintosh's desktop which houses applications, stacks, and the trashcan.

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Does a USB-C dock connected to an external display leverage display link or a native graphics driver? [on hold]

I'm looking at this Belkin USB-C dock to use with a MacBook Pro 2017. I'm aware there are some docks that use a display link driver that relies on the CPU to connect an external display via a USB ...
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App icon switches to low resolution upon launching an app

Recently I started getting this really weird but annoying bug. While the app is in the Dock but not working, its icon is in good resolution. But once I open it, the icon switches to low resolution. ...
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Can't add Visual Studio Code to the macOS Dock

I had Visual Studio Code in the Dock before, but I can't put it there again? I drag and drop from the Applications folder, but it doesn't land there. Have I accidentally banned Visual Studio Code from ...
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Docking station that supports both USB-C windows laptops and current Touch Bar MacBook Pros for Dual display output

I have been asked to look into docking station solutions for a dual 27-inch display setup, that supports both current generation Touch Bar MacBook Pros, USB-c windows laptops (lennevo thinkpads)and ...
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How can I disable the red Software Update notification bubble on the System Preferences app in MacOS Mojave (not App Store)?

I keep the "System Preferences" app icon in my dock in Mojave. I recently checked for updates, and found one, but I'm not ready to install it just yet and the red notification dot over the settings ...
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How to quit finder

I am trying to quit finder along with the dock and status bar through terminal and I can't seem to find out how
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How can I make dock and desktops list with no background (completely transparent) in Sierra?

I use Sierra 10.12.6. Somehow after one of the restarts the Dock and the upper list of the Desktops got this opaque background: Even without "choose desktop" regime the Dock appears like that with ...
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How do I prevent the macOS Mojave Messages.app from quitting when I close its window?

I use a very specific workflow with the Messages app on the Mac: Read my messages Close the Messages window with CMD-W Messages app is still running When a new message comes in, CMD-Tab to the still-...
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Dock not restarting after killall Dock

I recently needed to restart my dock in the terminal via killall Dock as I have done many times before. However, after doing so, the dock did not restart and my wallpaper is black: This is very ...
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Is there a way to resize Dock in macOS using keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to be able to resize the Dock in macOS strictly using keybindings. Ideally, this would be incrementally and work similar to the way that volume/brightness increase/decrease keys work. I ...
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What hardware needed to connect 2 monitors + peripherals to 2018 MBP via a single cable?

I am trying to connect the following to my 2018 MacBook Pro (15 inch): 2 monitors (Dell U2715H, 2560 x 1440) 2 USB-3 peripherals (mouse, keyboard) ... but I would like to connect only one cable to ...
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Application that isn't running is stuck in Dock

Sometimes I force quit something a little too quickly and the app icon remains in the dock after the program dies. How can I remove the icon without rebooting? Things that don't help: restarting the ...
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Visual bug in Dock after macOS Mojave installation

After installing the macOS Mojave update, I get a strange visual bug in the Dock from time to time. It disappears when I click on something in the Dock or if I try to make a screenshot (that's why I ...
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Apple Remove Dock Icon with a command line

I'm trying to find the terminal command which can remove an icon from the dock, but I can't find the solution. I tried the defaults read / defaults write command but it doesn't seem to have the ...
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Dock never autohides on macOS Mojave 10.14

'Automatically hide and show the Dock' is ticked in the dock preferences pane, but the dock never autohides. Perhaps relevant, tooltips for application names also hang about indefinitely after the ...
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How can I amend the Dock, so it is always visible, but not 'always on top'?

I am currently using the 'autohide dock' option and have reduced the time to show option to zero, but I would rather the dock wasn't always hidden. The reason for this is, I don't always utilise the ...
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External monitor sometimes remains black

I've got an external 4K monitor that is connected to my 2017 MacBook Pro through a KVM switch and a Thunderbolt 3 Dock. I had several issues when using the Belkin dock, so I've replaced it with a ...
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Stop app from showing multiple icons in Dock

is showing up multiple times in the Dock. It's only open once. How do i stop this? I have opened an app once, but it shows up two more times in a different middle section between two lines. Is this ...
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There is a tiny icon on macOS dock that is not clickable!

After Visual Studio Code update, its icon on Dock has changed to a very tiny one which is literally inaccessible! There is no way you can click on it or view options. Does anyone know how to remove ...
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personal experience with Thunderbolt 3 dock and dual hdmi displays

i've placed a few of these, with mixed results, with cable-matters, startech, belkin, caldigit. but i have a couple HP displays which are just messing up pretty regularly with all these docks (or i ...
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Why does maximizing my terminal window overlaps it with the dock

This is really frustrating me, when I maximize any app, it sits right next to the dock. Except for the terminal app, when I maximize, it sits behind the dock Here's a screenshot: Did I screw up some ...
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Google Chrome Canary app fails to open

I have Google Chrome Canary app installed on a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra. When I click on the app icon in the Dock, it bounces once and then never opens. Has anyone else run into this or ...
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Refreshing the Dock without actually killing it?

Is there a way to change Dock preferences and make the Dock app read the new one without using killall Dock command? Like to maybe force a refresh with some AppleScript or so?
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MacBook Pro 2018 switch from sleep to DarkWake in loop. How to diagnose?

Having a lot of issues with MacBook Pro 2018 (macOS 10.13.6) connected to a single ThunderBolt 3 cable to a CalDigit TS3 docking station. When going to sleep sometimes it starts switching to ...
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Revert killall -KILL Dock

I'm playing around with Dock and until now I was using killall Dock command to relaunch it. Now I used killall -KILL Dock and my Dock went down without relaunching itself. I tried restarting my mac ...
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Connect two monitors on macbook pro 2018 by using single docking station [duplicate]

I am going to buy a Macbook Pro 2018 15". I am just wondering, if it is possible to connect two monitors via one docking station. If there is any docking station, which it supports 2 monitor ...
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I want my Mac running Sierra, to stop hiding dock when I enter “Command+Option+D”

I want my Mac (running macOS Sierra), to stop hiding Dock when I enter Command + Option + D. I need to use that key command for InDesign.
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Custom dock icon reverts whenever the app is open

I have changed the Dock icon for an app and it shows the new icon only when the app is not open. But as soon as I open it, the old icon comes back. When I close the app, the new icon appears again. I ...
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Customize the way Downloads appears at the bottom of the Dock area

The Downloads folder appears at the bottom of my Dock area (which is on the left side of my screen). When I minimize a window, like from Finder, that window goes into the Dock area directly above ...
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Dell WD15 Dock with 2017 MacBook Pro - Displays question

I have a Dell WD15 dock connected to a 2017 MacBook Pro. I have one monitor connected to the dock through HDMI at 1920x1080, and a second monitor connected to the VGA port. However, the monitor ...
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How can I run AirDrop from the Dock?

Heading says it all. I just want to run AirDrop from the Dock like any other app. Possible or not? How?
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missing app icons on macos dock [duplicate]

This happens at random times and I don't know why or how to solve it. Some app icons randomly disappear from the dock (see the screenshot, where two icons are missing). I'm running macOS High Sierra. ...
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Dock folder shortcut: Is it possible to change the sort order of files in subfolders?

I have a shortcut to a folder in the Dock. Here is how this folder is configured: This folder contains several subfolders. When I enter a subfolder by hovering the mouse cursor over a subfolder ...
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Clicking dock icon; prevent bringing all windows to front

When clicking the chrome icon in the dock with a lot of Chrome windows open, it brings them all to the front - is it possible to bring only the last window used to the front? Motivation: I have a lot ...
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How do I remove the “from iPhone” dock icon popping up, MacOS High Sierra

I updated my OS to High Sierra, 10.13.5, and started seeing a weird dock icon pop up whenever I open a mail app on my iPhone. I want to get rid of this feature. Dock Preferences do not seem to have ...
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Are TB3 cables in any way different than USB-C cables?

My company provided me a Lenovo USB-C dock when I received my Mac Book Pro 2017 model. That dock worked to a certain degree, but I happily replaced it with the Lenovo TB3 dock this week (which ...
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Can I add a “space” to my Dock to separate apps into groups?

I have a 27" iMac running High Sierra. I also have a Windows 10 virtual machine. I have a number of Windows apps running throughout the day and they appear in my Mac’s dock, even when I’m in High ...
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Is it possible to filter the files that appear in dock Stacks?

I've got a folder with all my Sublime Text projects, and I've made it into a stack on the dock. This lets me open any of my ST projects conveniently. However, Sublime Text stores its workspace files ...
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Show the Mac Dock Only When Mouse in Corner?

I am wondering if there is a way to tweak the auto-hide option for the MacOS dock so that the dock appears not when the mouse is above it, but only if the mouse is located in a corner of the screen of ...
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Dock - Remove spacer?

Is there a way to remove the spacer between the downloads stack and apps?
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Remove separator and last opened apps from the dock

In my Mac on the Dock is a separator which keeps the last open programs. How I can remove it? I didn't find any place in the Dock settings... I don't want to see any apps on the right of the ...
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Will Docking Station make Early 2013 MacBook Pro faster

I am using my Early 2013 MacBook Pro (max spec.) connected to an external 4K monitor (as described here: Early 2013 Macbook Pro with 4K). Everything is good, but it seems a bit slower than before and ...
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Retaining custom icons for custom automator scripts

I normally use more than a single firefox profile on my computer. I follow the instructions in this link to create different launchers for different firefox profiles: https://github.com/latach/...
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Make The Dock And Menu Bar Appear Quickly In Full Screen Mode?

I have run commands in terminal to make my dock re-appear quicker than default so now it re-appears instantly. In full-screen mode, it doesn't appear quickly like non-full screen mode does. How can I ...
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App Store download progress doesn't go away after successful download

Even after I successfully download any apps from App Store, the progress of that download doesn't go away from dock. How can I fix it? The problem is on macOS High Sierra, 10.13.4.
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Dock restarting continuously after High Sierra update

I updated an iMac 2011 to High Sierra and now the dock and the upper bar disappear continuously and the wallpaper turns black. Just for a second, then all restart again. And it is happening all the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/switch to an app that is seeking attention from the Dock?

Can I program a key to intercept any app that seeks attention? I think that Linux, Gnome or KDE, used to have this a long time ago, ctrl-A or something like that is the hot key to activate the space /...
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Sierra: Dock Menu disappears too fast

On Sierra, I recently noticed that the 'right-click' menu related to Dock applications or Dock Preferences disappears too fast; I am not able to move the mouse fast enough to access any of the menu ...
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Display Desktop and dock on External Display

I have an Asus ZenScreen that I have connected to 15in MacBook Pro. Under arrangement, I have the ZenScreen as a extended monitor (Arranged Above my MacBook Pro Display: shown below): Is it possible ...
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Mission Control Switching for windows

Introduction I am an avid user of Mission Control and use it to organize my work. Unlike most, however, I organize my work spaces by general topic, and not by application. For example I will ...