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 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 ...
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Restrict macOS from automatically enabling “Keep in Dock” after rearranging Dock icon

I like to have many programs running and move around things as needed, but I hate keeping anything permanently in the Dock. As of now, I have to manually uncheck Keep in Dock every time I move an app ...
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Rearrange Dock icons without making them stay when the app is closed

Is it possible to rearrange an icon in the Dock without making it stay there when the app is closed? I don’t have any permanent apps in my Dock, but when I’m working I’d like to rearrange the Dock ...
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If the Dock fails to relaunch after killing it, is there any way to force it to relaunch?

Every now and then I encounter an issue or bug in macOS that requires me to kill the Dock process. (For example, oftentimes some of my keyboard shortcuts for switching spaces stop working and the only ...
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Hide Parallels's VM icon from the dock

Parallels includes a mode called Coherence, where software from the guest OS is launched as if it were a native macOS app. This means their windows are rendered separately, each occupying an icon in ...
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Dock is not showing up on my iMac

For some reason, the Dock with all the app icons has disappeared from my Mac. How do I get it to display again?
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macOS: Can I hide running apps with no active window from the Dock?

I want to hide app icon from the Dock that are running but doesn't have an active window. I googled it, but the answers I found were all app specific. I am looking for a generalized solution.
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Open folder in dock by simply clicking

Hi. In my workspace I have these frequently used folders that I keep in my dock, but I find it annoying that I have to right click and click "open" every time i want to open them. Is there some way I ...
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Best way to connect 2018 Macbook Pro to external display using a dock?

I have 2018 Macbook Pro with usb-c ports which I would like to connect a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor. (I have installed the DisplayLink software as recommended to ensure the monitor will work with ...
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Custom Dock icons not persisting when apps restart

I want to use black and white icons for everything on the dock, but when I need to restart apps, they revert back to their default icons. I add custom ones to each app via: Close the application in ...
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Display arrangement gets reset after connecting to a different external display

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) is connected to two Lenovo ThinkVision P27q-10 displays via a Kensington SD5200T docking station. One display is connected to the docking station via DisplayPort; the ...
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Display issues using docking station Dell Universal 6000

I bought a Dell Universal 6000 docking station for my MacBook Pro 2018 to plug in 3 monitors via one Thunderbolt. The problem is that after installing DisplayLink drivers, only 2 displays are useable, ...
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macOS Mojave dual monitor seperate spaces force dock on one screen

I'm relatively new to macOS. I'm using macOS Mojave and I have 2 monitors. I want the dock to stay on my right screen. My problem is when I move the mouse to the the bottom center on my left screen ...
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Run AppleScript in background without showing in app switcher?

Is there any way to run an AppleScript command (which runs infinitely) completely in the background without any icon showing in the dock or app switcher (⌘+Tab)? For example, hiding the AppleScript ...
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How do I prevent icons from being added to the dock?

Our IT department pre-loads a utility for remote management, no problem there. However, the utility is automatically added to the dock every 30 minutes, even after Keep in dock is manually unchecked, ...
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Mission Control freezes. Restarting Dock doesn't help

I use standard settings to open Mission Control in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on MacBook Pro. Normally swipe up with 3 fingers move all windows into Mission Control mode and I can switch to any available ...
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Is there any way to change the mac dock's position with a keyboard shortcut?

I don't think there are default shortcuts for that. But I assume you could make one using AppleScript or other automation programs. I found this post from 2012 asking the same question. I tried ...
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Show Downloads folder on the Dock as fan instead of opening immediately

I am trying to get the Downloads folder on my dock in the Fan view, as seen in this picture: However, when I click on the folder, the folder immediately opens instead.
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Why do all other windows minimize when I open a window from the dock?

Clicking an app icon from the dock causes all other windows onscreen to minimize. Is this intended? Is there a way to configure it so selected app's most recent window gets placed on top without ...
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Separate dock icons for separate spaces

Is it possible for the dock to only display the running apps of the space that is currently being used and not all of the open ones?. In Linux that feature exists and I really miss it, it's called ...
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macOS Sierra Dock open app indicator missing

My Dock's open app indicator is suddenly missing. There is no more black dot at the bottom of my open app indicator. What I did (but failed): I am turning on my open app indicator in the system ...
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Hazy lines around dock and windows in Mojave

I’m currently experiencing this issue (refer to picture above). It started after I upgraded to Mojave and it appears on both dark and light mode
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How do different methods of connecting USB-C display work?

There are multiple ways how we can connect an external display via USB-C to an Apple device (say MacBook Pro). For example: directly (e.g. LG UltraFine) using Apple's USB-C to HDMI/VGA/DVI dongle ...
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Dock preferences not saved

Ive been rattled out of my mind for the past few days. What started the issue was a random kernel panic that rest all my dock settings. initially i thought it would be due fixed on restart, however no ...
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Any way to connect 3 external displays to a 2018 Retina MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there's any docking solution that provides the possibility to connect to 3 external displays to the MacBook Air 2018, or if we're hardware limited by the iGPU here.
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Deleted app '?' icon in Dock

I deleted an app from the Applications folder. However the original app icon in the Dock is now appearing as a '?'. I am unable to delete this icon from the dock, when I click to get the Options menu, ...
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How to add a mouse scroll gesture on dock to switch between window of same application?

I am trying to figure out a way to toggle between same application window when scrolling on the dock. Something like how do they do on elementary OS and Ubuntu. reference link
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Mission control and Dock are buggy

Both my Mission Control and Dock are not working properly. My Dock does not seem to recognize my mouse moving horizontally along the Dock, ie. magnification does not move and when magnification is ...