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 to I create a Dock menu for my AppleScript application?

I just created an application with AppleScript, and I would like to create custom menu items for its Dock menu, as shown in the image below. How do I do that? I'm somewhat familiar with AppleScript, ...
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Preventing ssh command from opening xquartz on every login

Whenever I use ssh, after I type the password, xQuartz pop ups in the dock. It is a similar question to preventing ssh command from opening xquartz on every session, but in my case, I want X ...
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Is there a Macbook (or pro) with TB3 USB C ports without butterfly keys

I wanted to get an older, pre-butterfly keyboard but I also really wanted TB3 support so I can connect my monitor, peripherals, etc. into a dock and then only have to connect a single USB C cable when ...
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The dot icon on the dock stays despite I have closed the app

As the title clearly describes, the dot icon stays on dock for some apps such as VS Code, Terminal, Safari, and Finder despite I have closed the app. I am using Catalina 10.15.1. I have to manually ...
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Change Finder Icon in macOS Catalina without rebooting?

I found similar question: On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in ...
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OS X Dock wont let me remove icons

Suddenly since yesterday my dock contains 3 apps/folder that I cannot remove: App Store (represented with ? icon) System Preferences (represented with ? icon) Applications folder Neither lets me ...
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Can I use a new USB C dock with an old USB A socket? Can then the PD socket be used to supply more power to the dock?

Can a new USB C dock like this for example: USB C dock with Power Delivery be connected and work with an old Macbook (or other USB A gen 2.0 or 3.0 computer) using an adapter like in the picture for ...
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How to get permanent dark menu bar & dock, but still use light & dark mode?

I know how to get a dark menu bar and dock in light mode, but that option disables the use of the full dark mode on macOS completely. I'm wondering if it's possible at all to still use light and dark ...
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Applications in Dock not showing 'open application' indicators

Since up grading to High Sierra 10.13.6 I've had all sorts of issues, one of them is: Being unable to tell which apps are open in the dock on my MacBook Pro. The black tags/arrow heads showing which ...
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Show applications of current workspace in dock and not from other workspaces

One thing I miss about XFCE was the ability to show which applications were open in the current workspace. Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace indicate in the dock? ...
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Macbook Pro 2019 is unable to detect more than 1 monitor

I have two Dell monitors and have bought Honeywell Dock to connect my MacBook to those two monitors I connected one monitor to my Dock using VGA and another monitor to my dock using HDMI. When I ...
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How to add separators (vertical lines) in the dock?

Is this even possible? Could be very handy for me. Here is an example: I have some folders right next to the trash bin. Sometimes I accidentally put a file in the trash bin instead of in the folder.
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Connecting Apple Cinema display removes wallpaper and hides dock

I have two monitors - a ThinkVision, another Apple 27" cinema. I have in the past individually connected them to 2018 MBP Retina via Thunderbolt. OS is Catalina. 32GB RAM. Radeon Pro 560X 4GB. When I ...
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Catalina recent items stack in dock no longer working

I have been using a stack of recent items in my dock for some time now, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to macOS Catalina, I've noticed that the stack has disappeared from my dock. ...
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How to prevent Continuity / Handoff app icons in Dock?

Sometimes I open my iPhone while working at my Mac. This often triggers a Continuity / Handoff app icon to suddenly appear in my Dock: Safari From iPhone I find it extremely irritating to ...
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Mission Control stopped working then Dock won't restart [duplicate]

i am using a macbook air and with yosmite os At first I could still switch between desktops, just that i could not swipe up/down to access mission control and app exposé. I tried typing in killall ...
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Prevent Mac OS from re-arranging desktop spaces when un-docking and re-docking

I have two external monitors connected to my Macbook Pro. They are arranged so that the two external monitors sit side by side, and the Macbook Pro is opened with the display underneath the two ...
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I want to interface my legacy 30 pin Video Dock with my iPhone 8 for video out use over the Lightning port

So Apple seems to have avoided releasing a dock adapter that permits video out, (30pin to vga or hdmi doesn’t meet the same use case) Did any other manufacture meet that niche need? I have a portable ...
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Multiple League of Legends Icons on Dock

I have kept the application League of Legends in my dock since I use it very often, however, whenever I launch the application, it creates another icon in the dock. One icon has a "running" dot and ...
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Bash: Elegant ways to use multiple variables for shortening long strings?

I am aware of dockutil in homebrew but, I am trying to run a bash script that automatically adds dock icons to the dock on a fresh user account. dockutil has been uncooperative on fresh out of the box ...
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How can I stop apps I do to not want appearing in the dock? [duplicate]

I have got into system preferences and there is no recents uncheck. How do I stop app icons from sticking in the dock?
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Completely hide dock in fullscreen, disable show on mouse-over

When running a fullscreen (Windows 10 VM) VMWare Horizon client on Mac OS Mojave, I am experiencing an annoyance where the dock is "auto-showing" when I accidentally mouse-over near the Windows 10 ...
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show dock permanently on the primary display only or simultaneously on both displays

I have an external monitor connected to a Macbook. The current behaviour of the dock is that it jumps from one display to another whenever the cursor is at the bottom, which I find quite annoying. Is ...
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macos is not switching to active space when current window is in full screen

I use most of my apps in full screen which creates individual spaces. The issue is the current app/space does not change focus when I try to open another app. Example: I download a file on the ...
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How to disable URL sharing

On macOS High Sierra (perhaps also earlier version of macOS), I noticed that when I open a URL in a webbrowser (tested with Safari and Opera), that on other Macs in the local network, the Docks shows ...
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Why Isn't the Dock Showing/Hiding Correctly

I use two external displays and a MacBook Pro. I'm running Mojave 10.14.6. I've noticed a problem with the Dock. Expected behavior is the dock appears when I bring the mouse to the bottom of either ...
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Same dock for all AD connected users Mojave

Ive been working on a solution for this for a few days but haven't come up with anything useful. I currently manage ~ 200 Macs at a school. The students each log in with their student number and ...
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How to stop this icon from appearing on the taskbar?

I'm not sure how to explain this. I recently upgraded my iPad. And this thing wasn't happening before. Let me show it with a screenshot: Say, if I close one app and want to go to the Mail icon. I ...
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Display stops working after waking from sleep

I recently bought a used Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock off ebay and everything seems to be working fine apart from this display issue. Here are some details of the issue: The monitor is connected to ...
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Show only windows and not tabs when app item is right clicked on Dock

Currently when you right click on an app icon in the Dock, that pulls up a menu with a list of open windows and/or Tabs For example, When I right click on Chrome app icon then it shows the list of ...
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What does this blue dot in the Dock in Mojave mean? [duplicate]

I have this pale blue dot above Firefox (I have seen in on other apps also.) I have only noticed this in Mojave. What does it mean? My Dock is in the vertical position. Here is is in the ...
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Window retains focus when pressing Dock folder icon

When I click on the Applications folder icon in the Dock and start typing, the previously active window retains its focus. That is particularly annoying when the previously active window is a ...
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USB-C dock with HDMI graphics on Late 2013 MacBook Pro

I have two MacBook Pros, a 2017 model with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a late 2013 Retina with TB2 and USB3 ports. I use a HP USB-C Dock G4 docking station for the 2017 model. I have two 1080p HP ...
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How can I hide an app from the dock while keeping it in the menu bar?

There's a messaging app I often use that includes both a menu bar icon (to hide/show the window, as well as indicate how many unread messages there are) as well as the app itself which resides in the ...
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How to restore Dock Icon Badges after killall Dock?

I need to run killall Dock in a script I use regularly, in order for it to work. Unfortunately all the badges in the Dock disappears when Dock is killed, and don't reappear until they're modified ...
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Bottom of bookmark covered by dock after macbook is upgraded to Mojave

On my macbook, the dock is always standing at the bottom, since I never want to use the option "automatically hide and show". On High Sierra, the dock's presence would not interfere the display of ...
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How to change the appearance of volume & brightness overlay in dark mode?

As you all know, in MacOS Mojave Apple has released a thing called Dark Mode. My problem is that I got used to the previous appearance of dark mode, when there were only dark Dock and Menu Bar. I've ...
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Can I limit my dock to only show up on the main display?

I use 2 external displays with my Macbook. I use the Macbook's display as my main display and only want the dock to ever show up on this display. Is this possible? Right now when I mouse to the bottom ...
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“Prevent the Dock from being modified” not working in Mac managed user account

I am creating a standard user account with parental controls ("managed" account) on my Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5) for my housemate to use. I want him to be able to modify the Dock as he sees fit, and ...
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Remove or relocate Java icon in Dock

I am using a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave with the latest version of Java. When i run my Java program, it shows 2 icons in the Dock. Is it possible to remove 1 or relocate both? I cannot use a ...
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How can I change the icon of Recent Folder that I drag to dock on Mac

I want to move the folder recent item to dock because it helps me a lot. But this is not the only one folder i use in dock, there is another one such as download folder. Because of the icon shown on ...
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Mojave 10.14 Mouse Hover Suddenly Not Working

Today the mouse hovering functionality on my Mac simply stopped working. Moving my mouse to the dock causes one icon to enlarge, but then sliding left and right does not cause the others to enlarge. ...
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Neither dock or bar appears on external monitor when I move an app to it How can I fix it?

This just started recently. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2018 16 GB ram 512 GB HD. The external monitor is a Dell 24 inch with a 3820 x 2160 resolution. I use it primarily for Azure development. If I ...
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How do I change Sourcetree icon shown in Dock?

I have an app that is very useful, but from time to time it changes its icon in the Dock, which I found disturbing for my workflow. I would like to prevent that as I am perfectly satisfied with the ...
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Pinning Apps to dock VIA terminal or installation arguments OS Sierra

I am using meraki MDM systems manager to deploy applications for are teachers. It would save me a-lot of heart ache to be able to include a terminal command or some type of software to help with ...
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Are USB ports on a Thunderbolt dock inherently more reliable than USB ports on a USB dock?

This question refers specifically to the use of external 2.5" drives, spinning or ssd. External drives on usb hubs we all know are very flaky, even for powered hubs. Surprised I couldn't find an ...
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macOS: App icon remaining in Dock even after closing app

Every time I connect my iPhone to my MacBook, the system launches iTunes which I don't use. After I close it, the icon remains in the Dock and I have to right click and remove it. I don't move the ...
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How can I stop macOS from reordering windows in Dock icon context menu?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. For an app with multiple windows open (such as a Web browser), how can I stop macOS from reordering the windows in the Dock icon's context menu? I would like each ...
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How to get rid of Python Launcher icon every time a script runs?

Using Sublime Text 2 or Atom (maybe other editors too), when running a simple plotting script in Python, the Python Launcher icon (the rocket) pops up every time I run the code. The icons add up in ...