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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ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 pairing with MacBook Pro 16''

I have a personal ThinkPad laptop and USB-C Dock Gen 2 that work great. In the past, I've used Macs for work and they paired just fine with my ThinkPad dock. However, on my current MacBook I will ...
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How to get rid of 'recent windows' section in macOS dock?

Is it possible to totally get rid of the 'recent windows' dock section in macOS 11.6 Big Surr? I've disabled 'Show recent applications in Dock' but it doesn't affect this dock section.
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Delay on hiding the dock - Mac OS - Catalina

Is there a way to only put a delay on the disappear time? ex. 1 sec for appear and 10 secs delay for disappear if the mouse is not pointing in the dock? I want the dock to appear in 0 seconds, and ...
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Remove Persistant Apps from Doc

Apple Podcast and TV keep adding themselves back to by dock after I have removed them each reboot. I have been searching around and have seen multiple posts about this issue, but most of them are old ...
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Difficulty with Razer Thunderbolt 4 Chroma dock on M1 MacBook Pro 13" (works on Intel MacBook Pro 16")

Summary: my M1 MacBook Pro 13" can't see the SteelSeries APEX Pro keyboard or Rival 710 Gaming Mouse in my setup. my Intel MacBook Pro 16" has no difficulty with them. Systems: M1 MacBook ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) kernel panics after attaching Thunderbolt dock

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11.6 that I wish to use with one of two brand new OWC Thunderbolt docks. I have a newer laptop, MacBook Pro (2017, two Thunderbolt ports), ...
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Disable automatic desktop/space switching on Big Sur

Is there a way to disable automatic desktop/space switching when clicking application icons in the dock on Big Sur? Checking/unchecking any of the options in System Preferences > Mission Control ...
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Firefox icon remains in the Dock after quitting

Firefox icon remains in the Dock after I quit the application (CMD-Q and File > Quit alike). I have unchecked "Show recent apps in Dock" in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar. Is ...
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Put phone app back on dock in iOS

I accidentally removed the Apple Phone app from the dock. Now I cannot locate the Phone app icon, so I cannot drag it back to the dock. Too many apps, too many folders. I asked Siri to show me the ...
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Is there a macOS Big Sur dock icon mockup or generator to get custom rounded icons?

I want to make a custom icon for my dock app based on this excellent post (works on Big Sur). However my custom image is a square. From where I can get a rounded mockup or is there an online generator ...
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How to switch / share peripherals between two MacBooks

I want to switch between my work computer (2019 MacBook Pro) and home computer (2017 MacBook Air) and use the same peripherals and connections: USB mouse USB keyboard Monitor Ethernet (optional) ...
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How can I get more items in pop-up list of recent projects of Dock icon in VSCode?

I currently have at most 10 recent items if I click on the VS Code icon in my Mac's Dock: Is there a way to get more items?
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How to use dark mode dock with light mode system

I am using Light appearence on mac OS Big Sur. We can set specific applications light/dark mode with this terminal code. For example defaults write com.google.Chrome NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -...
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How do you change the dock icon for System Preferences app in MacOS Big Sur?

all. As the title suggests, would appreciate some help into changing the dock icon for System Preferences app. Obviously this would be easy for third party apps, and I've found a workaround for the ...
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MX Master 3 for Mac lagging with dock

my MX Master 3 for Mac works perfectly fine with Macbook Pro 13 M1 when using it alone. But when I plug in a USB-C dock, the mouse starts to lag. The mouse isn't the problem - works fine on older ...
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Do app developers have the option to prevent their Dock icon being "pinned" by user?

Our team is now working on a macOS app. When Users use a specific service, the main process will start another process, and at the same time, generate a new dock icon. Problem: if this new dock icon ...
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MBP doesn't recognize thunderbolt 3 dock anymore

Some days ago my MBP(2018, Big Sur 11.5.1) suddenly stopped working with my Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Until that event both worked together perfectly. Now it can still charge but won't detect any ...
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How to hide dock icon of running app on OS Big Sur

How can I hide the dock icon of an app that is running on Mac OS Big Sur? I have the app "SurePlus MOTIV" running at all times as it is used to manage my microphone preferences. I barely ...
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Gaming on two external monitors on MacBook Air M1 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a docking station capable of connecting two 1080p external monitors (pref via hdmi). I've found that it cannot be done directly but it's possible through displaylink and I have also ...
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Windows change size on mac after reopening from dock

I believe this started happening after the update to Big Sur (currently on 11.2.3). I'm using a Mac book pro with an external monitor as a second display (not mirrored). The annoying issue is that ...
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Why does moving my mouse pointer towards the Dock often move it to other monitor?

I'm not talking about summoning the Dock--I know how that works--what I'm describing is essentially the opposite. I don't know why it happens, but it happens about 20% of the time I move my pointer ...
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Do app developers have the option to prevent their window from being 'zoomed'?

There's an option in System Preferences > Dock where you can double click on the top of a window to make it fit the screen, or what Apple calls 'zoom'. Is there some way where an app developer can ...
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macOS enable reduce transparency option except for dock?

My goal is to enable reduce transparency option except for Dock, which leads the gray line around the dock. Or at least if reduce transparency option is enable I want to remove the gray outline line ...
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Why does my dock keep moving to my 2nd monitor? [duplicate]

I have been using a 2nd monitor on my 2012 Catalina MacMini the last few days and every now and then, the dock jumps to the 2nd monitor. In fact not only the dock but when I ⌘-Tab to toggle through ...
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Performance downgrades when connecting to DisplayLink docking station

When I connect the MacBook to the DockingStation, the performance of the system drops drastically (even opening Mission Control, the operation happens in frames). If although I connect the external ...
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How to activate single-click to navigate to fullscreen application?

I am currently on macOS Big Sur and if I have a fullscreen application open (another space) I can't simply single-click on the Dock icon to navigate to this space. I have to double click the Dock icon ...
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Different cursor sizes for each monitor (Full HD, 4K)

Edited: Maybe to rephrase my question, is there a way to have different cursor sizes for each screen when a MacBook has external monitors connected? The built-in MacBook Pro screen is a retina display ...
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After disconnecting an external monitor, windows are not resized correctly if the Dock is on the right. How to workaround?

I have Dock attached to the right of the screen. My Dock is always visible (does not disappear automatically). When connected, an external monitor is the main screen, so that dock is shown there. ...
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iOS and Windows Docking Station

I have a Lenovo laptop with USB-C charger and an iPad Pro 2021 which I would like to connect to two Dell monitors with HDMI input. I’m looking for an adapter or docking station which is suitable for ...
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Freezing an app icon's activity in the dock (or running it without ever going there)

I have this program that displays the speed of uploads and downloads in the dock icon itself and is constantly updating in real time. There is no way to disable this through the program preferences ...
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Install an app from a simple little Makefile?

I have a simple little application written in Python that I mostly use on Linux, but I'd like to get it going on macOS too. On Linux I have a Makefile to install it - it's not an rpm or a deb or ...
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Outlook Dock badge count doesn't update until app has focus

I'm using Outlook for Mac (v16.49) on Big Sur (v11.3.1). Recently, I've found that the Outlook icon in the dock will only update the number of unread emails after the app has been given focus. During ...
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Mac 13inch 2020 model-M1chip- Lenovo USB C gen2 dock station--> Unable to connect dual monitors

I have Mac 2020 model, 13 inch & M1 chip model and using Lenovo Dock station- USB C model. I am trying to connect my 2 external monitors, but after connection it is displaying duplicate on both ...
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Dual external display flickering issues with CalDigit USB-C HDMI Dock and MacBook Pro 2017

Hi guys (my first post)! I'm having issues with my CalDigit USB-C HDMI Dock. Screen connected to the HDMI port next to the Thunderbolt 3 port experiences random flickering or stuttering when ...
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Dock behaviour changed

I'm not sure what caused this but my dock used to be fixed when I was on a desktop window and not present when I was in a full screen window. Now it's changed so that it automatically hides and shows ...
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How to restore /Library/Application Support/Dock/ after deletion

I crashed Dock.app by using wal on a heic file that included more than one picture. Then I wanted to delete the Dock database at /Library/Application Support/Dock/desktoppicture.db but I accidentally ...
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VS Code Icon not updated in Big Sur

I'm on macOS 11.2.3 (20D91). I updated VS Code to the latest version which introduces a new icon. Unfortunately, icon remains the same of before. I have already run killall Dock and killall Finder but ...
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How to Expose hidden App in Dock as it was in High Sierra?

When I put cursor on an app icon on Dock I can do swipe down to Expose opened windows of that app. However since Mojave it is no longer possible to Expose apps which are hidden (with Cmd+H). On High ...
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Disable the Dock in all but one Desktop/Space only

On My iMac I usually have several desktops that I use for separate things. While I prefer to have the Dock on my main space to access apps easier, I much prefer to have the Dock hide on all other ...
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macOS on external monitor slows down after few days

This one is a long one, but I want to make sure the situation is clear :) I have MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Intel Core i7 6 cores 2.7GHz with Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB and 16GB RAM) connected via ...
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Dock Icons Specific To Workspace

I love working in new spaces however is there a way to have Dock Icons be specific to each workspace, say for example I have the following workspaces Workspace 1 Terminal, Safari Workspace 2 Terminal,...
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MacBook Pro M1 external display connection issue

I am trying to connect my 2020 MacBook Pro (M1) to an external display via a thunderbolt 3 dock. The dock is the Kensington SD5200T which supports M1 Macs with 1 external display. The screen I am ...
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Create extra dock item that runs a bash script

I currently have the Terminal in my dock. I'd like to have another Terminal shortcut in the dock but with this one it will run a bash script which will do some stuff specific to that shortcut. No, I ...
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Dual monitor for mac with docking station

I have a late 2020 13" MacBook Pro 13 and a Dell docking station WD19. When connecting the mac to the docking station, which outputs to two monitors, both screens work, but they're duplicated ...
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Dock sometimes doesn't let me click

I run macOS Big Sur on a MacBook Pro 2015 (refurbished). Sometimes, I'll click on an icon on the dock and it won't respond, but I can right click on the icon to open a new window. This is very ...
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Moving an icon on the dock triggers "Keep in Dock", any way to prevent this?

If you 'right click' an icon on the dock > hover 'Options' > un-check "Keep in Dock" and proceed to drag the icon to move it, what happens is the "Keep in Dock" option ...
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Opening Windows From Dock in MacBook with Second Monitor

Newer to Macbook so trying to figure out all the shortcuts. I want to maximize all minimized Safari windows. I've used the Cmd + Tab and then switching to Cmd + Option and releasing just Cmd, but that ...
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I cant get any apps to open anymore, how do I fix it?

I was trying to get apps to not pop up on the MacOS dock,even when they weren't closed and I found a thread with the same question as me. I looked through the answers area of the thread and this is ...
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Adding alias of an App or actual App onto the right side of Dock

How do I do add an app placed on the right side of the Dock as shown? (On the right of the line separator, along with the Downloads and Trash icons). This is on a Macbook Air 2015 running Mac OS ...
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Duplicate app icons in the Dock

Sometimes when opening apps I get duplicate icons in the Dock for that app. This isn't really a problem, however I'm curious why macOS does this (I suppose this is more of a technical question). This ...

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