Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [dock]

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

0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
217 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
289 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
894 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
636 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
323 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
22
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

Dock - Remove spacer?

Is there a way to remove the spacer between the downloads stack and apps?
1
vote
2answers
318 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

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/...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
140 views

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.
3
votes
1answer
370 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
95 views

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 /...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
611 views

How do I move Finder icon location in the dock?

The Finder icon on the dock seems to be locked to be the first one. I would like to have a few other application icons to the left of the Finder icon, but click-and-drag doesn't work for it. What the ...
1
vote
1answer
156 views

How can you replace macOS's “I want your attention” dock bounce animation?

I often find macOS's endlessly repeating "I want your attention" dock bounce animation irritating, so I disabled it with the command defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE , followed by ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Dock-less monitor solutions

I would like to construct a desktop-like solution for someone who is not terribly computer-savvy by allowing her 2011 MBAir to connect to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I've looked at ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

Why does telling an app to quit sometimes leave a zombie, and how can I kill it?

I have two scripts that open and close an app; let's say it's the builtin Calculator.app. The "start" script uses /usr/bin/open to launch the app, then a one-line AppleScript to set the app's ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

Second screen is detected by OSX but isn't turned on

I have a MacBook Pro 2017, running High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102) connected to a ThinkPad USB-C Dock, and two Dell U2412M screens attached to the dock, one by HDMI to Thunderbolt and the other by ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Safari shows blue dot below Dock icon though it's not in process table [duplicate]

Summary: Safari is running according to the Dock (icon has dot below it, and right-click shows "Force Quit"); however Activity Monitor doesn't show it and ps -ef | grep -i saf returns nothing. ...
1
vote
0answers
186 views

MacOS dock freezes when I launch Java application

I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro (without Touchbar) - MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 - Java 9 Since one or two weeks, when I launch a Java application (NetBeans, a JavaFX app, Eclipse... etc) my MacOS docks ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Dock is appearing too soon

I'm using Remote Desktop app on the full screen and when I get my mouse too close to the bottom of the screen (in orders to interact with remote system), the Dock is shown. The mouse pointer (...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Change Terminal in Dock to Show Open Windows Instead of Open Tabs

I heavily use Terminal.app as I am a software engineer. While working, I can have over a dozen terminal tabs open spread across multiple terminal windows. When I have this large amount of tabs open, ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to troubleshoot apps of which multiple instances can be launched

I have been observing strange behavior with two dictionary apps from a French / Belgian developer. I can launch both of them multiple times -- i.e., multiple instances of the app will appear in the ...
1
vote
0answers
676 views

How to hide an application from the dock and app switcher without hiding the menu bar?

I use the application Desk Cover which creates an effect of the desktop being in the background when there are windows open in front of it. However, I am wondering if it is possible to hide the ...
1
vote
0answers
188 views

Why Do I Need An Admin Password To Delete Apps But Not One to Install?

The title says it all. It's weird. You can install apps from the Mac App Store without an admin password. But you do need one to uninstall them. Why? I know macOS is UNIX /Applications is a system ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Application icons sometimes showing generic icons

Sometimes (and seemingly randomly) application icons don't show the application-specific icon for the application (see image). This happens everywhere, as far as I know (dock, application switcher, ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Is there a way to add Word files with custom icons to the Dock?

Many users will have a few files they access so often they serve a direct link in the MacOS dock. To quickly differentiate between different Word files with the same standard icon, the best way is to ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Mac app icons dissapearing and reappearing randomly [duplicate]

Alright so most of the people have their desktop having some missing icons but i'm not really having this problem, the real problem is that all the apps in finder are missing icons and sometimes they ...