Questions tagged [dock]

The special transparent bar (usually at the bottom) of a macOS desktop which houses applications, stacks, and the trashcan or on the home screen of iOS devices that provide easy access to commonly used applications.

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How do I increase the size of the icons in a list stack?

When adding a folder to the dock to make a stack, I like to view it as a list. The only problem is, the size of the icons is too small. I know there is a way to change the size for the grid stack, but ...
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How can I figure out why Applications will NOT add to Dock?

I'm using the instructions from this question: How do I add my Applications folder to the dock? In Finder, right-click on Applications on the Sidebar and select: Add to Dock to add Applications to ...
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2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2) output to Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I have a 2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2), and I want to output to a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station. The new dock is connected to 2 monitors. Seems like what I need is a male to male Thunderbolt2 to ...
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Python launcher Icon every time a script runs

I've had a MacBook given to me from work for over a year now and recently I got a new mac and every time I launch a python script the python launcher icon appears in the mac dock. However, in the old ...
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How to keep top bar on primary visible when running full screen application on secondary display?

If I run fullscreen application, such as game on my external, secondary display, dock and top bar disappears from my primary display. They don't reappear until I close or minimize my fullscreen ...
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MacBook Pro 2020 with 2 x Dell U2518D monitors

I looked thoroughly, but could not find a configuration for the 2020 MBP. Here is the setup: 13" MacBook Pro 2020 (2 x USB-C ports) 2 x Dell U2518D monitors (not Thunderbolt-equipped) I tried ...
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DELL WD15 DOCK with Macbook Pro 2018 - max resolution issue

I am the owner of a DELL WD15 Dock and a Dell U3818DW monitor. I bought the dock to quickly switch between both of my macbooks.... But seems happen to not work as I'd like to. On my Macbook Pro 2017 ...
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Automatically hide and show the dock is greyed out, how to reactivate the option?

I have been using macOS Catalina since its release but today the Dock suddenly refuses to hide. In the preference pane, the Automatically hide and show the Dock option is greyed out. I have tried ...
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Unhide dock on fullscreen apps faster (with mouse)

I'm a new Mac user and I'm currently MacOS Catalina. My question is how to unhide the dock on fullscreen apps without having to drag the mouse a lot further down than usual to get the dock. It doesn't ...
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Windows Dissapear in Mission Control (Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5)

Windows will shrink/reduce to nothing while using the Mission Control feature. This applies to both the button and the three finger gesture. No other workspaces are open, and I have attempted to both ...
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16" MBP is detecting 2 displays as one, mirroring them

I want 3 independed, extended monitors. The retina on my MBP and 2 displays. In my current setup this isn't working as expected. I have 2 DELL2415 connected via a dock, but both are mirrored, while ...
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Can't find a way to place an app in Launchpad

I've dragged the app into both Applications folders. I've tried to drag it onto the Launchpad icon in the Dock. But that didn't do anything. The only thing that worked was making an alias and then ...
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How to disable the “Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac” notification?

So I have a 2019 Macbook Pro connected to a Caldigit TS3 Plus dock. Connected to that I have a Magic Trackpad 2 via USB cable (to charge it). It is a Bluetooth device. Every time I connected my MBP to ...
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How do you prevent launched apps from taking focus?

I often launch large applications that take many seconds to finish launching. I will click their icon in the dock or launch them from the terminal, and go on with my life. Then seconds later when the ...
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How to remove additional vertical line from dock created by Automator app

Can you help me by telling how to remove vertical line from dock created by Automator App. As you told that we can create it by following this process but i want to know how to remove it. Using ...
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Show hidden application window on dock icon click

I have three screens and use multiple Safari windows. Often times I have one window open on my side screen & one on my main one. When I minimize Safari on the main screen clicking at the dock icon ...
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how can I prevent conflict of wifi and ethernet

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro—retina, no touchbar, 13", two USB-C ports. I have a USB-C 'dock' with HDMI and three USB 3 ports. I want to use hardwired Ethernet to offload the wifi, but I don't want to ...
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Mojave disable download bouncing in dock? (no-bouncing doesn't work)

I'm trying to disable all bouncing on the dock and have used in past versions of MacOS $ defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE $ killall Dock however this is not stopping the newly ...
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My application specialized icons no longer show in Dock. Instead it is showing default icons in the dock

Recently Application-specific icons are not appearing in the dock. Instead it's showing the generic icon for many apps I'm running. The icons for many apps is this. Why are my app-specific icons no ...
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“Keep in dock” option missing for a specific app

Am trying to get rid of this app from my dock, I've tried the following commands but nothing worked: defaults delete com.apple.Dock contents-immutable && killall -HUP Dock defaults delete com....
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Diagnosing macos locking up when external displayport monitor connected

Whenever I connect my MBP to an external monitor via a DisplayPort cable the OS pretty much locks up. I have a new 2020 13" MBP running Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101). I'm trying to connect it to an ...
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How does CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock support two displays from one USB-C port?

According to the FAQ for the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, two different monitors can be connected in extend mode through the single USB-C port. How is this possible if MST is not supported? Why ...
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Group/separate dock icons for applications that are running

Is it possible to move all the dock icons for applications that are currently open/running to one side of the dock? e.g. when an application is opened, it gains a dot AND moves to the left side of the ...
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Dock disappears and background black when connecting monitor

My dock disappears as soon as I connect my display. The Dock process is killed. When I disconnect, the Dock process becomes available. ➜ ~ killall Dock No matching processes belonging to you were ...
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See the number of open windows for an app in the macOS Dock

I have multiple Google Chrome windows open at a tune. How can I see the number of open windows in the Dock? I'd like to add something like a second indicator under the app's Dock icon. Also, I'd ...
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Why is my Dock hiding every time I open a “fan” folder?

I have Automatically hide and show the Dock disabled in System Preferences. But suddenly this morning, any time I open a "View content as: Fan" folder from my Dock, the Dock hides itself when I close ...
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What do numbers in red circles mean on launcher icons?

What do these numbers mean on Mac? I am on an iMac running Catalina.
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Thunderbolt 3 - Not delivering power when Macbook sleeps

I'm using CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock with a 13" 2020 MacBook Pro. Everything is working nicely, except that when the Macbook goes to sleep, the dock does too, and I can't wake the Mac using ...
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Dock moves to either bottom of main screen OR left of second screen - can't do left of main screen

I'm running macOS Catalina on a Late 2014 Mac mini. Up until now things have been fine with the Dock (apart from it moving around unexpectedly sometimes). However, when I started it up again, the Dock ...
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Going from Windows 10 to Mac questions [duplicate]

So I have been a web developer for years and have always used Windows with either Virtual Boxes or local network Linux servers for development. I recently brought a MacBook Pro as my new Laptop (...
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System Preferences Badge remains after upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Just upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS 10.15.4 (Catalina) from macOS 10.14.6. Everything went well AFAICT, except a badge remains on the System Preferences Dock icon. I go into the Software Update ...
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Macbook Pro not waking up on click (external monitor and thunderbolt dock)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287) Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 I have a macbook pro plugged into an external monitor via a thunderbolt dock (I believe this one). ...
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Dock Question - Application folders with the Applications

I know this may be sacrilege but the OCD monster in me really would like to create application folders on the left side of the dock and have them fan out when I wanted to use them. For example, ...
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Which Thunderbolt dock should I buy for MacBook Pro13 late 2011, running High Sierra 10.13.6

My MacBook Pro includes 2 USB2 ports and 1 Thunderbolt port. The USB ports are becoming a bit unstable (according to a music software I'm using). I've never used the Thunderbolt port, so assume it ...
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MacOS Dock remains visible in fullscreen

I'm trying to solve a problem that's been bothering me for at least a couple of years: MacOS dock remains visible in fullscreen apps. After switching to a fullscreen-mode app Dock won't disappear ...
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How to remove open documents from the dock in Mac OS Catalina

My dock in Mac OS Catalina shows icons for all open docs in my open apps (Finder, Word, Skim,...) If I right click on any of these apps and press "Hide" the doc icons disappear from the dock, but the ...
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Immutable/Locked Dock Position

As discussed in this Q&A, as of Mojave, Apple has deprecated the ability to lock the dock to one specific screen/position, e.g. the key position-immutable is deprecated. This question is asking ...
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The full list of available options of Dock

If I want to change some Dock preferences (for example delay before appears of Dock) I should type in terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0.1; I tried to find all available ...
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How to show dock on all monitors in Catalina?

I have my dock on the right side of the screen, but it only appears on my designated primary display. How can I have it so that it displays on all screens instead? Nothing I've seen online seems to ...
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Dock process creates lock screen images continuously

I noticed today that my disk is completely full despite the fact that it was half full just yesterday. OmniDiskSweeper revealed that in private/var/folders/gn loads of lock screen.png screenshots that ...
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Is it possible to automatically show apps which are installed to “~/Applications” in the system's “Applications” folder?

Some applications are not installed to the usual root "Applications" folder, but to the one inside the user's home directory. They then don't show up when I click on the Applications folder icon in ...
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Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
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What does the Finder or browser icon marked “From Mac” in my Dock mean?

Sometimes this appears in my Dock: I've seen it with Finder and Chrome icons as well. When I click on it, it brings the app to the foreground. Sometimes, it says "Handover failed" or something ...
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Background Flashing to Black and Dock Gone

I've had a problem recently with my Macbook Pro 2015 whereby the background continuously flashes between the background image and black. Additionally, according to the activity monitor and crash ...
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External monitor blinking

I have Apple Cinema Display connected to MacBook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.4). For connection, I'm using Dell WD15 dock station. The problem is that the external monitor blinks every 5 seconds (i tried ...
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Docking station for MacBook Pro and HP Probook 430 G6

I am trying to find a compatible dock to work on BOTH my 2018 MacBook Pro and my laptop HP Probook 430 G6. I am running 2 additional HP monitors, mic aux, keyboard & mouse,jabra usb. I would like ...
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App keeps bouncing in dock w/ user 1 but opens w/ user 2

At the moment I’m running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Is it possible to open a app between two different user accounts? Issue I’m having: I log into account 1, click on the app on the dock, bounces, and ...
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Is there a way to show if I have more than one Google Chrome window open in the Dock?

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. ...
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In Catalina, how do I grant permissions to applications that haven't asked for them?

I used Fluid to create a Gmail app that would show my unread mail count in the dock. After upgrading to Catalina, the app no longer shows a badge in the dock, and I believe this is because it doesn't ...
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Hold touchpad to right click on Dock disable

I am trying to disable the feature on a mac that brings up right-click like options (the same as you get with control click) when you click for more than a second or two on an icon in the dock. I ...

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