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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10.7.4 changed my dock background—how do I change it back?

I upgraded to 10.7.4 and my dock on the bottom (with no enhancements) received this light/shadow box effect on startup. (It used to have no background.) I don't seen an option to remove it—is this a ...
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How to enable the windows/linux-like “click to open/reduce windows” on the dock

There is a really intuitive behavior in windows or linux systems: when I reduce a window, it vanishes to the corresponding "dock" icon. Then, when I click on the program icon, the window shows up. On ...
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Is there a dock available that can dock an iPhone (with bumper)

The Apple dock cannot take the bumper, you need to take off the bumper. I need a dock for work and at work where I can just slip my phone in (bumper and all). Any ideas?
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New programs must be launched twice in 10.7.3?

I noticed recently that new programs (newly installed or downloaded) are not opening on first try on my MacBook Pro, or on my wife's MacBook. Both are running 10.7.3. On first launch, new programs ...
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How do I show an application only in the dock assigned to a desktop?

You can assign the application in the dock to a desktop. But can you hide the application in the dock in the desktop where it is not assigned? That is, the dock in each desktop should show only the ...
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Can Apple update the firmware on a Made for iPod device using the iPhone?

I have a Phillips alarm clock with iPod dock and an iPhone 4. When I got the iPhone 4 first, when i docked it with the alaram clock, i got an message on the screen of the iPhone saying that "This ...
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How to fix this OS X Dock Tooltip encoding problem?

I'm running Lion in French and have had the following bug in my Dock for the last couple of weeks. It doesn't go away if I reboot or kill the Dock. Have you ever seen something like that before?
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How can I change the OS X Lion Glossy Dock Notifications/Badges?

Is there a way to change the little glossy dock notification icons that have been changed from their pleasant form pre Lion to a glossy style badge like iOS? An example would be the incremented ...
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Using an iPod 4G dock with an iPhone 4

When I bought my first iPod, a 4G model, in the box there were also a dock. Can I use that dock, connected to a wall plug, to recharge my iPhone 4?
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Is it possible to drag the Dock around the screen?

As a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu/Fedora user, I have seen many different ways to manage windows. Some of these, like the Windows taskbar and the OS X Dock, are very interesting and highly useful. One feature ...
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Run x11 app from dock

I have an app in /usr/local/bin directory and can not drag it onto the dock and have to open Terminal everytime I want to run this program. Is it possible to run a macported/homebrewed application ...
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How to make clicking on icon in dock == open new instance

I have several applications in my dock that can have multiple instances open (eg. Chrome, iTerm, Sublime, etc.) When I click on one of the icons, I want a new window to open (this is what happens if ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the position of the Dock?

Can I move the Dock using a keyboard shortcut? If there is no default keyboard shortcut, is it possible to set this up using a program?
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How to restore Parallel's Applications folder?

Normally when you install Parallels, it adds a folder to the dock which acts exactly like the default Applications folder on the Mac, except for all the Windows apps. It even organizes them in ...
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Is it possible to display a Smart Folder as a stack in the Dock?

I'd like to have my recent files at hand from my dock, preferably via a 'stack'. I have already created a Smart Folder containing all my files that have been opened in the last 3 days and added it to ...
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I would like my application to overlap the dock (with the app behind of course)

I'm on 10.7.3. I have my dock at the bottom. To the left and right of the dock, I see the wallpaper. I would actually like the app I'm in to extend all the way to the bottom of the monitor, with ...
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Why do no external iPad/iPhone batteries charge via a dock connector?

There are many external battery packs which have a USB port for charging your iPad or iPhone on the go. But they all seem to be charged via a Micro USB port themselves, rather than a dock connector. ...
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Putting a folder in the dock

Is this possible? How can I do it? I want to put applications in a folder in my dock.
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Need location of image for preference pane “PREF” icon

I have a stack in my Dock with aliases to my most-used preference panes. In the past, the icons that appear in the grid when I click on the stack have been the large descriptive icons shown in Finder. ...
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How can I group applications?

My Applications folder is getting pretty full and I'm starting to lose track of applications. I want to organize them in groups, but I've read that some applications don't properly handle being put ...
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How do I change an Application Icon in the Applications Folder?

I just installed an application and drag/dropped the file into the Applications folder. The application (or folder) icon is showing as some grayed out icon with a crossed-out circle over it in the ...
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Dock Intellihide

Is there any way to get the dock to use "intellihide" (this is a carry over from various docks in the linux world). Basically that means that the dock is always visible if no windows are in its space, ...
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How can I extract/use icons in an icontainer file?

I want to change dock view so I downloaded an icontainer file that should contain files to replace some in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Resources... But how to extract files from icontainer ...
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Is it possible to change the dock icon of an application only?

Is there any way to just change the icon in the dock while still keeping it the same everywhere else? It's probably not going to be possible without tweaks, so are there any programs for that?
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FaceTime added to Dock on Start Up

I've encountered an interesting issue, and I am wondering if anyone else has experience with it. Every time I restart my Mac, FaceTime is added back to the Dock. If I remove it from the Dock, it ...
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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specify Open With application for stacks

My application preferences were reset, and at which point the 'Open In Finder' arrow on the stacks is now opening iPhoto. Does anybody know how to change this?
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How do I update the Icon of a program running from /usr/local/bin on the Dock?

I often run mvim from iTerm, and it pops up on the Dock with the default vim icon. A friend gave me a nice icon for mvim, how do I go about updating the icon for mvim launched from a console?
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How do I stay in the same desktop when I switch to a full screen app?

When I switch to a full screen mode app in OS X Lion, it automatically switches to Desktop 1. I prefer to automatically switch back to the Desktop that I was in before I switched to the full screen ...
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Independent docks across displays

Is there a way to break out or have independent docks across displays? I have a MacBook Pro (circa 2009, 10.6.8), which is connected to a Dell UltraSharp display, and I keep going to the bottom of ...
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Set position of icon in dock without pinning

I like to organise the icons in my dock, but I do not always like to display icons for applications that are not open – quite a clutter when you're setting the position of many icons. Is there any ...
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Windows taskbar in Parallels VM

I'm running Windows 7 in Coherance mode in Parrellels desktop, and have the task bar visible at the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to move the task bar down, behind the Mac Dock, without ...
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Change Dock Expose Activation Time

Is there a way to change the amount of time you have to click and hold on a Dock icon to activate Dock Expose? or maybe tie the right click to activate it?
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What are some considerations in organizing apps in the dock?

I am relatively new to Mac and OS X (4 months now). While I build my collection of preferred applications my Dock keeps on growing. It now takes about 70% of my screen width and I start to find it a ...
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I can't save my system preferences

I can't save my dock and spaces setting. Every time I set them (eg. disable spaces), after I reboot/re-login to the system, the dock and spaces settings will revert back to the previous status. How ...
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Run iTunes without it being in the dock

I'm trying to keep my dock simple - just Chrome, MacVim, and the terminal. Is there a way to run iTunes without it being in the dock (i.e. just show the icon in the menu bar)?
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Process called “Dock” running at 100% since upgrade to 10.6.8

Any ideas what might be causing this?
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What is this app called?

the app in the dock (right of Safari) apparently shows the network speeds in the dock. Does anyone know what the app is called? There are more images of the app in the blog post at link Thanks
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Dock Notifications Displaying Odd Red Icons Instead

Having an odd issue. My dock is showing these strange red icons where normal numerical notifications should be. For example, Thunderbird will display a 3 when I have 3 new messages, but instead it is ...
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Mail: Separate unread counts (badges) on dock icon for different accounts

I have multiple accounts configured in Mail and I would like to see the separate unread counts in the dock icon. I was looking at dockstar. When I google I see that another plugin Mailbadger is also ...
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Why did the Sparrow dock icon stop bouncing on launch?

The Sparrow mail app icon had been bouncing fine on launching the app till a few days ago but has stopped doing so recently. Any reasons why it might be so? I miss the bouncing dock icon.
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Does the iPad 2 Support the iPad 1 Dock?

I'm thinking about selling my first generation iPad, but was wondering if I should sell the dock with it. I know that they are coming out with a new iPad dock specifically for the second generation. ...
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How to add e.g. Chrome permanently to Guest account's dock?

When I log in as "Guest", the dock looks like this: Any changes made to the dock are lost upon logout, when the guest user's home directory gets deleted. How can I change the default dock settings ...
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Keeping the dock visible without affecting window size?

Is there any way to keep the dock visible without it affecting the size of windows? On my MBP 13" I have the dock hidden since it simply takes to much screen real estate, but working with a tablet I ...
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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Terminal window as its own app

During my work day as a software developer, I frequently have multiple Terminal windows open, each dedicated to a specific purpose and directory. I switch between them on a regular basis. I'd like to ...
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The state of theming in OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change my OS X theme? There used to be a vibrant community of themers and modders for OS X. It seems like after Leopard was released a lot of that has dried up. This may ...
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Video out on iPod dock: pre-iOS versus iOS

I have an iPod dock with Video Out. It says on the box that it only supports pre-iOS devices for that (iPod classic and the like), and it certainly does not seem to do anything with my iPod Touch (...
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OS X Dock+ Window/App management

I'm working on my Mac for video editing from time to time and normaly use Windows and Linux. Thinking about to switch completely but there is one thing I'm so darn used to which held me back for years ...
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I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?

I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. I'm not sure if this would be possible with an Automator script, or if I would have to try to program ...