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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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Mac Downloads Folder in dock doesn't show Icons

My Downloads folder in the dock looks like this: If I click on it, there are also no icons. I tried removing it from dock and adding it back, but it shows the same result. My system info: The ...
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Why does my dock's "Automatically Hide" keep getting re-enabled?

I repeatedly see that the Dock is in auto-hide mode. So, I go to settings and disable auto-hide. Yet soon enough, auto-hide returns. How can I keep this setting from re-enabling itself? (macOS ...
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Fill the unoccupied space near dock

My dock has 6-7 application icons, so there is space left to the right and left of the dock. How do I use this space? Any application gets snapped to the top of the dock, but I would like applications ...
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Accessibility options for both external monitors on MacBook Pro M1

I am using a MacBook Pro M1 2019 with a Dell D6000 docking station. I have two monitors plugged in to the docking station and use DisplayLink Manager to "extend" one monitor, i.e. the two ...
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Universal Docking Station (USB-A) for 2019 Windows Laptop & 2015 Macbook Pro?

I'm interested in getting a docking station that works for both of these computers mainly to have multiple displays to work on: ASUS ZenBook UX433 2015 MacBook Pro A1502 I bought a Targus universal ...
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How can I see all available params in the commands for Finder, Dock etc?

I'm trying to build my own settings script with dotfiles, like this one https://github.com/driesvints/dotfiles/blob/main/.macos How can I see all the available parameters can be passed into defaults ...
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Dock alternative respecting virtual Desktops

I'm searching a replacement for Apple's Dock. Constraints: Should look/work similar to Windows 7's task bar No Window groupings Don't show windows of other virtual Desktops ↑ This is very important ...
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Keep app from being added to dock

I am running MacOS 10.15.7. Corp IT has an app that, after being removed from the dock keeps getting added back. I don't mind the app itself, just don't need to have my dock cluttered. I do have admin ...
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Disable profile list with right clicking on Chrome in Dock

I have multiple profiles on Chrome and the profile list contains sensitive information. I would like to disable the behavior that allows Chrome to customize its dock options (Like New Window or New ...
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Double click menu bar to maximize but do not overlap dock

Is there a way to always have a window only expand to the edge of the dock when double clicking on the menu bar? I cannot figure out why sometimes it expands to the edge of the dock: and sometimes it ...
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Is this a virus on my Macbook Pro?

I tried to minimise my Visual Studio window and this happened as I moused over the dock. The screen remained like this for more than a minute. Could this be a virus on my computer?
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Is there any way to make OS X more tolerant of momentary USB disconnects?

My MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) is connected to a Thunderbolt 3 dock which has external monitors and, most crucially, a USB3 Time Machine drive on it. If I so much as lightly touch the Thunderbolt ...
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Latency when switching between spaces

I have a m1 MBP 16-inch with macOS Monterey 12.2. When I switch between spaces using three-finger swipes or control-left/right arrow shortcut, there is a slight but really annoying latency. This ...
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Applications dock icon suddenly turned to be a "placeholder" white rounded square - why and how to restore it?

Suddenly my Docker's dock icon turned to be a placeholder. After clicking it works and behaves correctly but looks weird and I want to restore it to the previous appearance. Primarily I want to ...
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Is there any way to prevent the Dock from jumping to another display when I reach the bottom of the screen?

When your mouse reaches the bottom of the screen then try to drag it a little bit lower, macOS automatically moves the Dock to that display. I trigger this unintentionally a few times a day, so I want ...
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MacOS Dock adapter for Linux and/or Windows applications?

I have a Python+GTK application I use frequently on Linux and MacOS. It's at https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/hcm/ . Right now at least, I'm turning it into a MacOS app bundle using https://...
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Setup Chrome Browser icon in Dock with Pinned Sites and Recent Visits

How can we setup Chrome Browser Dock Icon with Pinned Sites or recently visited sites as we do in windows. Refer given image.
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Missing Downloads folder icon in macOS Dock

I have changed my account and Home folder name. Now the Downloads folder in the macOS Dock is not showing the folder icon, if I select display as stack. A question mark image is shown instead: How to ...
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macOS (M1) - Create custom shortcuts keyboard (not from recently open folders)

i want to create custom shortcuts to open folders in my mac M1 2020 13.3, so i goes to system pref' -> keyboard shortcuts -> App Shortcuts -> Create my key combination and name my folder. But ...
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How to run Chromium with incognito flag as default?

I have installed Ungoogled Chromium for Apple Silicon M1 from here: 92.0.4515.131-1: Binaries for macOS 64-bit ARM ("Apple Silicon") and now I would like to start it in incognito mode by ...
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How to reset Dock to default / vanilla settings?

After migrating from macOS 11.x on a Mac Pro to a new MacBook Pro with macOS 12.x, I've found that Exposé hangs like crazy and there are strange things with the display wallpaper backgrounds among ...
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Monterey changes my desktop background when I plug in external displays

I have a MacBook Pro (i5, 2020ish, two Thunderbolt ports, Big Sur), a CalDigit Thunderbolt3 dock, an Apple Thunderbolt display (plugged into the dock via an Apple-branded Thunderbolt 3-to-Thunderbolt2 ...
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How do you set the maximum core dump size in a way that will affect programs started from the dock?

The Title pretty much says it all, but here's what I tried: I tried running "ulimit -c unlimited" in a shell, but of course the only helps subprocesses of that shell. I tried setting up a &...
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How do I hide an application by clicking the dock icon?

Is it possible to configure the dock in such a way that a non-visible application becomes visible when the dock icon is clicked the first time and becomes invisible again when the dock icon is clicked ...
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How would one change the Finder icon macOS Big Sur?

I'm trying to change the Finder icon, I went to /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/ I also have 2 icons ready to replace. I tried to drag these 2 images up, I saw a block sign....
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How do I make certain apps appear in the Recent Apps section in the dock, and others not appear?

There's some apps I would like to disappear from the dock in the recent apps, others I want to stay. The current behaviour is that when the recent apps are full, Reddit disappears instead of staying ...
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Dock is playing hard-to-get

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running Monterey (12.1) was working normally.  I closed the lid and went out to do some yard work. When I came back and opened it, the Dock is goofy.  When the pointer gets ...
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Is there a way to identify which windows/apps are open on which monitor?

I have a Macbook with 2 external monitors attached and my Mission Control setup for Displays to have separate spaces. Having recently switched over from Windows 10, one thing I miss significantly is ...
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Macbook M1 (2020 13.3) is it possible to connect 2 external monitors not through same dock? [closed]

Is it possible to connect 2 external monitors not through one docking station? I have a Macbook Pro M1 - 2020 - 13.3, trying to connect 2 screens: LG 29'' WIDESCREEN Dell U2719D - via DisplayLink ...
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How to change the file icon inside the folder in the dock

I have a shell script inside my Applications folder to open an app via terminal. To make it fancy I changed the icon of the shell script to the app logo. My issue is that it doesn't work inside the ...
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Why are there two dividers in my dock? [duplicate]

I've just updated to macOS 12.1 and I found my dock has two dividers where before there was only one. I also see the Firefox logo repeated, which is strange. I can drag icons from the middle section ...
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How can you set an app to be removed from the Dock when closed?

Apps, that aren't in the Dock are added to its right when opened. My problem: When those apps are closed, they sometimes remain at the right and take away space! That's especially annoying with Apps ...
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How do I stop AirDrop from suggesting apps in the Dock?

This goes for both macOS (currently have 10.15.7) and iPadOS (currently have 15.1). My Mac will constantly suggest whatever app I was using last on my iPhone or iPad when I press cmd+tab or look at ...
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Increase the size of dock's active application symbol

Is there any way I can increase the size of this dot (?) that signifies an application is open?
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Mac Book Air M1 2020 - Display Link is asking randomly for screen recording permissions when device is locked

I have connected my Mac Book Air M1 2020 to a PRIPC1 IPC-Computer USB-C / USB 3.0 Docking Station with Display Link to connect my to external displays. So far it worked pretty well. I went into the ...
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How to make dock appear by sliding cursor down in fullscreen mode?

In MacOS, when you put an application into full-screen, the auto-hide behavior of the dock changes so that when you move the cursor down to the edge it won't unhide the dock immediately. It seems you ...
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I want my Mac to only bring the top window of an app to the front when clicking the app icon in the dock

I work/live with Windows/Linux/Mac every day. While I'm pretty comfortable with Windows/Linux some Mac behaviors do throw me off. One of these behaviors is the following: I have several open windows ...
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Do Thunderbolt Docks tend to make Mac OS (Big Sur & Monterey) unstable?

I had experienced kernel panics with a Thunderbolt Dock (the Caldigit TS3+) on an M1 MacBook Pro 13” way back in the early days of Big Sur. I returned that Dock, and the panics eventually subsided ...
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Macbook M1 and external monitor/docking stations. Crashes and weird behaviors

I'm a happy Macbook M1 (Monterrey) user for almost a year now. Happy when I use my mac by itself. When I plug it into my USB docking station (Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station Dual ...
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Does lower power affect a MacBook Pro negatively?

I've got a new MacBook Pro 16" 2021 with a Pro M1 processor. It is specced to use a 140W MagSafe power adapter. I already have a USB-C dock (a Belkin Thunderpolt 3) through which I have connected ...
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Show dock and top menu only if holding shift key

When I move my mouse around my computer screen, I hate when the top menu or dock shows + hides when I don't want to interact with it. Especially when the menu bar shows, it moves content around which ...
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Seamlessly change all desktop spaces' wallpaper on Mac without killall Dock

I would like to change the wallpaper on ALL desktops including spaces on Mac but without needing to call killall Dock each minute. (Dock restarting forces wallpaper refresh). I have an AppleScript ...
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How to fix the Dock folder list view when Dock is set to auto-hide?

I have stumbled upon an inconvenience when setting the Dock to auto-hide and using the list view for a folder on the Dock. My Applications folder is on the Dock and is set to list view, sorted by name:...
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Thunderbolt 3 dock disconnecting randomly

I've been using the CalDigit USBC Pro Dock but I have also experienced this issue with the Corsair TBT100. Intermittently the dock will drop all connections attached to it. I can still see the USB ...
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Dock for macbook that supports 2xTB3 displays, charging, and at last one USB-A?

I'm trying to determine what type of dock I should get for my MacBook, but the problem I'm facing is that most TB3 docks I'm finding only support HDMI or DP monitors. I'm trying to find a dock, or ...
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Open the nth app on the Dock

In Windows, you can open the nth application on the taskbar by doing Windows key + n. How do you do this on a Mac (keyboard shortcut)?
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Add two app icons to the Dock (for Outlook for mac)

I've been using iCal, but one too many sync problems has made me think I should just use the Outlook calendar and it's also my organization's preferred calendar. I want one Outlook icon in the Dock to ...
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How to fix my MacBook's Menu bar that keeps flashing/blinking

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and the menu bar keeps flashing. Also each time I click on one of the apps on the dock I get this error: gives an error like this: "Terminal quick unexpectedly click ...
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2021 MacBook Pro and dual external screens over USB-C Dock? [duplicate]

I got a MacBook Pro 14in with the base M1 Pro 2 days ago and I have a HP USB-C G5 dock I was using with my previous laptop and 2 monitors, a 24in 1080 60hz and a 27in 1440 144hz. When I received the ...
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macOS Monterey -- Possible to enable drag-and-drop from dock "list" style folders?

I'm running macOS Monterey (12.0.1) on a recently-purchased M1 Pro. For folders on the dock, if set to "List" style, I cannot drag-and-drop. If set to "Grid" style, this is no ...
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