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 use iCloud as a stacks folder?

I'd like to know if anyone knows a backdoor way to use the iCloud drive as a stacks folder in the dock? Like shown in this picture: Apple advisor told me that it's not possible. Another Apple ...
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Some App Instances cannot be focused

So, assume I have 4-5 instances of an app running on different monitors (in this case, using DisplayLink Manager). Some times, some of the instances cannot be switched to anymore. When I right-click ...
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Windows won't maximize on multiple monitor setup

I have two external monitors connected to my macbook and the dock is on the very leftmost monitor. The non-dock monitor seems to think it has the dock because it will not allow me to expand windows ...
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How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of Dock) [duplicate]

How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of the dock when the dock is visible) I don't want to hide the dock. I don't want to place it to the left or ...
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How to 'Open With' in downloads dock flyout

On the dock in Mojave I have a Downloads icon which, when clicked, displays a window type thing with a list of downloaded files. I would like to right-click on an icon and select the app to open the ...
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How to conveniently restart pgAdmin 4?

I have pgAdmin on my dock, and can open it when the process isn't already running (ie. after a restart, or if I manually kill it). If I open pgAdmin, close the window, then later try to open it from ...
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How do I add my Applications folder to the dock?

My apps folder, which was located in the bar on the bottom right of my Macbook Air running Catalina, suddenly disappeared. How to get it back?
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Dock doesn’t appear in my Macbook Pro 2015

I have a Macbook Pro 13” Mid 2015 (macOS Mojave) and the dock doesn’t work (it doesn’t show up). I tried all this to no avail. The problem doesn’t happen when I log in with a different user: enable / ...
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MacBook Pro 16 and Dell tb16

I bought a month ago MB Pro 16 2019, and I'm trying to use it with the Dell TB16 docking station. I've enabled it with Thunderbolt3Unblocker and all seems to be working fine except external display(...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2018 + OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Razer Core X with 5700 XT - what about charging? [duplicate]

I have few questions. I read in web it can be dangerous for macbook when i connect two power sources. At this moment i using only my OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock station, but i ordered Razer Core X. And ...
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Dock won't go back to primary screen

So I have a setup as shown on the image, the top screen being a monitor (with a powered USB-C cable if that makes any difference), and the bottom is a MacBook. As shown, top display is my primary ...
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Move Dock to another screen edge when unplugging monitor

When I exclusively use my laptop screen I prefer to have the Dock on the left edge, but when I plug in my external monitor I'd like to move the Dock to it instead. Since my external screen is to the ...
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How to automatically hide/show dock depending on whether any apps are running in foreground?

In GNOME (on Linux), there is an extension called "Dash to Dock", which gives you a macOS-like dock. One very nice difference is that when you set it to automatically hide the dock, it only hides it ...
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How to change the recent files smart folder icon in the dock? [duplicate]

I create a recent files smart folder, place it in the dock. I right click and choose display as folder. I get the following icon: Is there a way to change this icon?
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Finder does not launch from Dock unless I click on the icon and New Finder Window

I am using a Mac mini 2010 with MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Today, I deleted and re-created my Finder preferences after the originals became corrupted. Clicking on Finder (the blue smiley-face square) ...
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How can I stop the dock covering part of my application?

The doc covers the bottom of each application that is not maximized. Particularly in an application like the terminal, I need to get work done in that part of my screen. As you see in the image, my ...
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Is there a complete list of defaults / plist settings for the dock? [duplicate]

I know that most of the defaults settings for macOS components are probably hidden or undocumented, but I'm curious if there is someone who has compiled a complete list or if there is a way to ...
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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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