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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Maverick - OSX dock auto hides when connecting a display through hdmi?

When I connect my TV to my laptop, the Dock starts to auto hide. Is there a way to keep the dock in its before I connect an external display? Also, when go to  > Dock, the auto hiding is off...
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OS X Mavericks - Have to pull mouse down on full-screen app to see dock

Updated to Mavericks yesterday, pretty happy with the speed boost it brought, but I've run into one problem: Whenever I'm running a full-screen app, for example mail, and I want my dock to show, I ...
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How do I show the Dock in full-screen mode?

This one took me awhile to discover, but you can show the Dock while in Lion's new full-screen mode: Place your cursor to the side where you currently store your Dock (right, left, or bottom), so ...
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How to remove dock shelf from Mavericks?

I installed OS X Mavericks, and the dock shelf has returned despite the hidden option to remove it from previous OS X upgrades. I've tried all the third party dock utility applications like Docker, ...
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Obtaining windows menu from the dock with a quick click

In OS X (and in Mountain Lion, in particular) when you minimize a window and you want to retrieve it, you can press on an icon in the dock and wait 1 second to get the menu with the opened windows. Is ...
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How to open a specific pane in system preferences from dock?

When I add the system preferences to the dock and click it, it opens in the common view. How can I open a specific pane at once from the dock?
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Dock stack with multiple folders

I like to have a stack in my dock with my applications folder in it, but some applications (especially games installed by Steam) appear in my ~/Applications folder, instead of my /Applications folder. ...
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Switching to #x application in the dock

I would like to hit cmd+X to switch to (or launch, if it's not running) the #X application in the Dock, without hardconding that application. I.e. if my third application in the dock is the Terminal, ...
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Restore the RAM pie chart dock icon which was removed in Mavericks? [duplicate]

I configured Activity Monitor like this on all of my machines. I also set up my non-techie friends' Macs this way as well: It was the best "health snapshot" for the Mac I'd figured out, and not hard ...
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Dock only shows on the primary display

I have a two display setup arranged as shown in figure. I can see the dock only on my primary display and only when the application it hosts is not in fullscreen mode. My dock is configured to appear ...
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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Disable the Command-Tab shortcut from Dock

I have the following problem: I'm an extensive Quark User since the 90's and recently updated two of my Macs at work to OSX 10.7.5. I would like to use my favorite Shortcut "Command-Tab" in Quark ...
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OS X 10.8.5: Can I move icons around in the dock and not have them stay there when the apps are closed?

Whenever I drag an open application's icon in the dock to another place in the dock, it thinks that means I want it to stay in the dock even if the app closes. Is it possible for me to change this ...
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Broken dock connector on iPhone 4

My iPhone 4's dock connector is broken. I can still use it to transmit data to and from the phone, but I cannot use it to charge the phone. So, obviously it is not completely broken, but the pin that ...
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Changing The Dock's Appearance From 3D to 2D?

Sometimes the glossy finish to the Dock 3D's appearance annoys me, and I want something less bedazzling on the eyes. Is there a simple terminal command I can use to convert it from a 3D glossy to a ...
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Creating A Stack That Shows Recently Used Applications etc In The Dock?

I would like to create a stack (being able to portray List, Fan and Grid View) which sits in the dock that allows me to see my most recently used Applications upon clicking it. Furthermore (and if ...
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Clicking Notification Center Button Makes Dock Hang

I'm experiencing a very strange issue on my Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. All of the sudden I discovered that I was unable to command-tab between open applications, the dock would not ...
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Shortcut for opening applications stack on dock bar

Is there any keyboard shortcut to open applications stack on dock bar? The idea is I want to be able to open any app without using mouse.
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Can iOS 7 folders and dock be skinned to be totally black?

I've just upgraded to iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S. I prefer a completely black wallpaper, but I noticed that making it so will turn the backgrounds of folders and the dock grey. I am looking for a combined ...
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Drag & Drop: How to prevent folders in my Dock to pop up as windows?

I have a folder in my dock where I want to drop files. When hovering over the icon, the folder always pops up as new Finder window. I want it to be a stack or a list. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Minimising App Windows Into their Respective Icons On The Dock To Create Less Clutter?

The Dock is a fundamental part of using OS X, however I have some frustrations with it: As we know the Apps themselves are located on the left of the divide** separated from the "stacks" and trash ...
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Avoid showing hidden applications in the cmd+tab navigation menu

I recently switched to OS X Mountain Lion. I have applications like Skype and Pidgin which start at login and are hidden, but when I have more applications running and I do ⌘ cmd + ⇥ Tab to switch ...
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Tool or trick to require doubleclicking to launch apps from dock?

Is there a way to make it so that launching an app from the dock requires a double click instead of a single click? I find myself accidentally launching apps and then needing to force-quit them. I'...
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iPhone 3GS not working with any docks, ideas?

About a month ago, my iPhone 3GS just stopped working with docks in terms of playing music. It can still charge via docks and I can still connect it to my computer and iTunes for syncing, but it just ...
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Use two external hard drive docks to retrieve data from RAID 0 disks

Some while ago, I fried the power supply inside of my WD MyBook Pro Edition II, leaving the disks intact but rendering the enclosure itself totally useless. So now I have two 500GB 3.5" SATA drives, ...
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Why do I see two icons for the same application?

I have installed TinyGrab on my Mac, and set it to run on login. I now see two icons on the dock; when I close one, the other one closes too. I have two user accounts on the Mac; while I see some ...
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Removing Reminders and Notes from the dock?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion today, I'm noticing the Reminders and Notes apps now having been added to the dock. Great way to discover those apps if you're not aware of them, but I'm not going to ...
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10px~ gap between application and dock

When I set my apps to fullscreen with the taskbar still there, it doesn't truly fullscreen the application, it always has that small little border to the left. I'm using moom as a window resizer, but ...
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How do I remove the Finder from the Dock automatically at login?

This is related to this question here, except that, in addition to removing the Finder, I want to do it automatically. There are several solutions on the web that suggest using this AppleScript: tell ...
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Change name and Application icon when starting via Automator

I have a script called gnus: #!/bin/bash open -n -a Emacs --args --name Mail --title Mail --no-desktop --no-splash --funcall gnus which I call via Automator Run Shell Script - ~/bin/gnus Now I ...
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Disable alt-tab (option-tab) instead of command-tab

I am using Mac OS X 10.8.4 on a Macbook Pro and somehow alt-tab is switching between the applications from Dock. I would like alt-tab to work within RDP (Windows) only. I don't know how (or if) did I ...
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Have Mountain Lion Messages running but hidden from dock?

I use Mountain Lion (10.8.3) Messages exclusively to monitor text messages sent to my cell phone. When I first start my computer or login Messages is hidden (I don't want it in my dock) and if I ...
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How to position a window (e.g. iTunes Mini Player) next to the Dock?

I like to keep the iTunes Mini Player in the bottom left corner of my screen, since it doesn't overlap anything else there and I can always see it. This works fine, with the following exception: When ...
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Mountain Lion Notification Center glitches

I’m experiencing a number of issues with the Mountain Lion Notification Center and Dock. Just wanted to check whether anyone else is having similar problems. On my 2011 iMac, the Dock doesn’t show up ...
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How to make the dock transparent in Mountain Lion?

When I log in as a Guest user on Mountain Lion, i get a transparent dock with no background 'surface': I can seem to find the settings that would make the dock in my own users' desktop look like this....
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Low-resolution icons displayed in Dock and Launchpad

Since about a week I have some icons in the Dock and in the Launchpad (e.g.: AppStore, Mission Control) with low-res icons. However if I start the app (in this case App Store), the correct (high-res) ...
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apple.local Dock[255]: ECFileOperationRevealURL failed with -43

Cmd+click on any file can reveal them in Finder but now takes no effect. I reviewed the console log and found following error: May 2 00:14:12 apple.local Dock[255]: ECFileOperationRevealURL(file://...
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Hide a running app from Dock?

Is there a way I can hide a running app's dock icon Mac OS X?
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What should the “Show Recents” menu item do?

When I click with the right mouse button on the Messages icon on the dock bar, I see there is a "Show Recents" menu item. When I click on it, the only thing it seems to do is showing me a ...
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Dock/Expose not working, Desktop stuck with gray background (Lion)

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.5 and the Dock/Mission Control/Desktop functionality is totally broken. My dock is not present after startup so I have to start all applications from Spotlight. I can't ...
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How to dock multiple screens in a single screen?

I am using Macbook Pro and I am trying to dock terminal in the bottom and my webstorm on the top left and safari in top right. I followed the suggestion but I can't get the dividie by holding shift ...
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Create a automator application able to launch and quit from dock

I have a shell command thats runs endlessly, until you stop it using Control-C. When I run it from the Terminal, it goes something like: $ /abspath/to/my-command Command is running ... Use Control-C ...
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How do I get Launchpad's incremental search to work again?

Launchpad's incremental search has stopped working for me. I've tried killing the Dock (Launchpad and window management is all part of the Dock) but Launchpad is still unresponsive to the keyboard. I ...
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Finder does not open

Clicking on the finder icon in the dock has no effect. To open the finder I have to open the context menu and choose "New Window". I already stoped the finder process, without success. How can I fix ...
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How can I switch Dock configurations when an external display is connected?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use in two different 'modes', mobile and desktop. Mobile is for when I'm using just the MBP with the integrated trackpad, keyboard, and display. Desktop is for when I'm ...
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Is there a dock for switching between windows?

Is there a feature or an add-on for OS X that lists the current app's open windows for quick visual switching? The way I envision it is in the form of a second dock, say on the right-hand or left-...
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How to prevent dock auto-hiding setting from changing?

I prefer to keep the dock "auto-hiding" setting on so that the dock is always hidden unless I mouse over it. I am aware of both the setting in "dock preferences" and the keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘D). ...
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OS X Mountain Lion shortcut menu

I just switched from a PC (Ubuntu 12.10) to a Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion). I'd like to know if there's a way to have a similar shortcut menu on the dock as I had on Ubuntu's sidebar? Basically I made ...
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Macbook Air login screen twice

I have a serious problem with my 2011 MacBook Air (current OS version (Mountain Lion)) Always on startup, I have to enter my password twice. Right after entering it the first time, the screen is gray ...
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iPhone dock adapter- is it essential?

I have a 30pin dock clock radio I used with my 3GS with corresponding dock adapter. I just upgraded to a 4 (I know, I know- in the past right?). However, I am insistent on keeping my iPhone 4 in a ...