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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 to Open Apps on the Active Monitor in a Dual Display Setup with MacBook?

I’m using a MacBook with a dual monitor setup. Whenever I activate the dock on my second screen (where the spotlight also appears), any applications I open default to the MacBook’s primary screen ...
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MacBook Pro 14 M1 Pro treating Dell WD19TB only as power source

I purchased a Dell WD19TB (Thunderbolt 3) to use it with my Gigabyte M27Q screen. I connected the screen to the dock using a Thunderbolt 3 cable and connected a mouse and keyboard. I am using an ...
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Mac Dock (bottom launch bar): Remove or hide a specific app only from Recents (when it's closed)

The solutions I find are to hide all recent apps from Dock. But I want to hide or remove only a specific app, not all recent app. If I click on Remove from Dock, the app will be back there next time I ...
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How can I automate opening a new window if none exists in the current space by a dock click?

I've been customizing my Mac to enhance my productivity and there’s one last hiccup: the Dock's behavior with spaces and opening new windows. Context I use separate spaces for different activities—...
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Leopard dock in Mojave

is there anyway to get the leopard dock to mojave without cdock. I have the dock. app from leopard system folder but I know replacing it does not work. Any of you know what code I need to modify to ...
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Can I stop macOS from hiding a hidden app's windows in the app's Dock menu?

In recent versions of macOS (14.x / Sonoma at least), when an app is hidden, all its currently open windows are also hidden in its Dock menu… except those that are currently minimized in the Dock. ...
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Prevent grouping windows in nested app icon that are only accessible via right click?

in mac if I use the yellow "-" button on the left corner of a chrome window it puts it in the doc, but it groups it with the rest of the chrome app, then when I click the icon it doesn't ...
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Can I prevent Mac apps from pinning themselves to the dock?

I have the Roblox app installed and new updates come out weekly. When I open the app for the first time after an update has been released, it updates, restarts the dock, and pins the app at the end of ...
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How can I replace the button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) when the dock is positioned on the right side?

I use MacBook Pro M3 with macOS Sonoma 14.4. The button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) generally located аt right side, when the dock orientation down or left. That is more ...
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How to show only 3 recent applications in Mac's dock

Even though I run those command, there are many recent app icons on my dock defaults write com.apple.dock show-recents -bool true; defaults write com.apple.dock show-recent-count -int 3; killall Dock ...
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Finder application window without with the minimize icon disabled

I noticed that sometimes, mostly after a restart, the window of my finder application has the minimize icon disabled like this: I can't click on it, and I have to close and reopen the window in order ...
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How to add/keep vscode in dock

How to add/keep vscode in dock? Here it says: Add VS Code to your Dock by right-clicking on the icon, located in the Dock, to bring up the context menu and choosing Options, Keep in Dock However it ...
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Can you use a MacBook's built-in DAC while listening via a Thunderbolt 4 hub? [duplicate]

I have the following hardware: M2 MacBook Air (15-inch, 2023) Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Dock AKG K712 open-back headphones The dock has a 3.5mm headphone port. It appears as "Realtek USB2.0 Audio&...
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MacBook Pro M3 detects monitor but got black screen

I am trying to connect my home screen via HDMI using a dock. It shows the monitor in the Displays tab in settings but I keep having a black screen on the external monitor. I also have a Dell laptop ...
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On-Click Shortcut to Open File in Finder

There's plenty of MacOS shortcuts for opening the finder, like Cmd ⌘ O or whatnot, but I'm looking for a shortcut to hold down, and then, on a click, it will open finder to that file's location. ...
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Why does my Mac's dock keep automatically hiding when I enter Mission Control?

Every time I enter mission control, my dock hides. I'm not pressing anything on my keyboard, so that's not it. I also can't scale my windows past the hidden dock (This might be it just snapping to ...
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how do I restore the little folder on the right handside of the dock bar?

By mistake, I removed an icon that was on the dock bar on the right, which pointed to all recent files that were downloaded or screenshot'ed, etc, I would just click on that folder, and the recent ...
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MacOS Sonoma to group minimized app icons like Windows

I come to MacOS from Windows, and I'm wondering if I can group minimized app icons just like Windows: in the order of when the windows was created, instead changing their icon orders every time group/...
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How to remove all apps from Dock on Sonoma?

I started a new job and my work computer is a new MacBook running Sonoma. There are about 20 apps preloaded into the Dock that I will never use for work (iTunes, Apple TV, and so on). Is there a way ...
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Modern USB dock: is PD on 2012 Macbook Pro with USB-A going to damage the computer?

I bought a UGREEN 6-in-1 USB dock to expand my 2012 Macbook Pro's capabilities (can't currently afford anything new). The dock has a USB-C connector to the computer, which has only USB-A 2.0 ports, ...
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Spaces always switches to first space when clicking on icon in Dock

I run MacOS Ventura 13.5.2. I use spaces and have quite a lot of applications open in fullscreen mode. So, one application takes up one space. When I now click on the application icon in the dock, ...
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The "all apps" button disappeared from my Dock

This button disappeared from my Dock. I checked the Dock settings in System Settings and there doesn't appear to be any toggle to enable or disable it. So how do I add it back? I don't actually know ...
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Hide / show apps badges in Dock

When I have a certain focus (e.g. Personal) I’d like to disable all app badges (red dots) in Dock so I’m not bothered by Slack, Mail, etc. None of the scripts I found here/on GitHub/ on Medium work on ...
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Can you have a dock on every display?

I have a macbook with 2 external monitors connected. I want to have my dock show up on each of the 3 displays. I can't seem to figure out how to do this. Currently, it shows up on my built in display, ...
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One app, two dock icons, with separate command line arguments?

Is it possible to have two icons for Firefox in the dock (the app list at the bottom of the screen)? I'd like to have one icon to start one profile (say, "dad's Firefox profile") and another ...
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How can one start Activity Monitor with a specific Dock icon?

I saw how one can start multiple instances of Activity Monitor using open -na "Activity Monitor", but then one has to select the Dock Icon view for each separately; is there a way to start ...
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Applescript to open already running app that's minimized in the Dock?

I'm running macOS 11.7.10. I have an app which I always want to be running, and I have successfully caused it to start up whenever I log in. Often, I minimize this running app, and its Dock icon then ...
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Question mark visible instead of application icon in the doc

I have installed Android Studio some days ago and I can see it is visible as a question mark instead of an actual icon. (I have download Android Studio from the official website) The strange thing I ...
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Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock Gen 2 not working correctly

I have an M2 MacBook Pro with an issue regarding a docking station. I'll write some specs first so you know what I'm working with. Laptop: MacBook Pro M2, 16 inch macOS Sonoma 14.0 Dock: Lenovo ...
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Force MS Teams to behave as expected

When clicking on an open application in the dock, the desktop on which it has an open window is switched to. This works for any application, including Microsoft applications, except MS Teams, and it's ...
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Flat spotify free icon next to trash icon on Macos

I recently noticed this yesterday, I deleted it from persistent apps yesterday, and that seemed to solve the problem. However, today when I opened up my mac again I saw the icon again. I can click and ...
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Is it possible to prevent some icons/applications from jumping of the Dock?

some applications are annoying and sometimes "jump" event it isn't really necessary. Example: Would it be possible to prevent this?
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ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 does not support WQHD (3440 x 1440) on macOS

I just bought a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 to dock my MacBook Pro 14-inch, 2021. But for some reason, WQHD (3440 x 1440) is not working but lowering the resolution works fine. I have already ...
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Can't interact with external monitor

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and I want to use it with an external monitor and a hard drive. In order to do that, I connected the computer to a docking station Dell D3100. I downloaded the drivers from ...
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Mac OS - hidden window not showing in Dock

I recently moved to Ventura 13.4 and noticed that when an application window (like a Safari window, a .pdf opened in Preview etc.) is hidden, it is not visible when right-clicking on the app in the ...
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What causes Coherence X4 to open a second instance when in the Dock?

I am using an app called "Coherence X4" which makes full apps out of websites and it's way more advanced than the new feature Apple just released in macOS Sonoma which is barebones basic. ...
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Shortcut for switching to workspace 2 not working

I have four desktops named "Desktop 1-4". My keyboard shortcuts for "Switch to Desktop 1,2,3,4" are CMD+a,s,d,f respectively. Sometimes CMD+s will stop working, and no longer ...
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Dock utility that shows current energy usage

The Activity Monitor.app has its own section all for energy consumption. This is really great for finding the aggregate worst offenders. The cpu section is great for finding the worst offender at any ...
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Finder shortcut in doc not showing all subfolders (in list view)

I'm getting used to my new Mac... I created a shortcut to a folder that I placed next to the bin icon, to allow me quick access to frequently used folders. It contains about 700 subfolders named by ...
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Minimize a window into the Dock while Stage Manager is active?

OK, so I'm the sort of Mac user who is a little ridiculous and enjoys mixing and matching between systems and setups on the regular. I'm always changing my screen resolution to whatever is right in ...
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Trouble waking MacBook Pro from sleep with Dell WD22TB4 dock

I am using a MacBook Pro (model A1708) with a Dell WD22TB4 dock connected to 2 external monitors, an internet connection (RJ-45), and other peripherals. Typically, the laptop lid is closed, and I am ...
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Connect MacBook Air M2 to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays

I have a MacBook Air M2 that I would like to connect to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. I know that it is not officially supported, but it seems like using a DisplayLink-compatible dock with the ...
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Clicking dock item jumps to wrong desktop

I have multiple applications in full screen. I have one empty desktop. When I click an dock icon to jump to the corresponding full screen application. It always jumps to the empty desktop instead. ...
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Unable to script the "add a dock space" function due to conflicts with running as root

I am a Jamf admin and need to make the "add a dock space" command line function into an easy to click button for our users. Many of them would be hesitant or not technically savvy enough to ...
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System report shows wrong USB bus usage

I noticed that System report shows the wrong usage of USB 3.1 bus. I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro from 2018 with i7, 2.2 GHz 6-Core According to Apple, it has 4 USB 3.1 Ports. At the time of the ...
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How do you prevent the dock from jumping between monitors in macOS without unchecking the "Displays have separate Spaces" option in multidisplay rig?

I have a multimonitor setup. By default the Displays have separate Spaces settign is checked in MacOS, and it causes the dock to hop between monitors if you hover your mouse at the bottom of any of ...
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How can I write an AppleScript to automatically unhide the dock and menu bar when my M1 MacBook Pro is connected to an external display?

I have an M1 MacBook Pro and I often connect it to an external display. I would like to automatically unhide the dock and menu bar when my MacBook Pro is connected to the external display, and hide ...
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Is it possible to let the boundary of application windows go lower than the dock?

Right now If I let the dock sit on the bottom of my screen without auto hiding, I can't drag the bottom boundary of the application window to a position lower than the dock. Is it possible to let the ...
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Tiny dock icon bug

every time I wake up my Macbook pro 2021 M1Pro, few icons in the dock looks wired. Please see the attached picture for this bug. I have tried many steps such as restarting, erasing everything then ...
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Issues with switching fullscreen apps

When I open a few fullscreen applications and try to switch to one of them by clicking on dock icon, I'm getting empty desktop with just the applications menu instead. Second click on the same icon ...
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