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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Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
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How can I disable the red Software Update notification bubble on the System Preferences app in MacOS Mojave (not App Store)?

I keep the "System Preferences" app icon in my dock in Mojave. I recently checked for updates, and found one, but I'm not ready to install it just yet and the red notification dot over the settings ...
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What does the Finder or browser icon marked “From Mac” in my Dock mean?

Sometimes this appears in my Dock: I've seen it with Finder and Chrome icons as well. When I click on it, it brings the app to the foreground. Sometimes, it says "Handover failed" or something ...
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Background Flashing to Black and Dock Gone

I've had a problem recently with my Macbook Pro 2015 whereby the background continuously flashes between the background image and black. Additionally, according to the activity monitor and crash ...
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External monitor blinking

I have Apple Cinema Display connected to MacBook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.4). For connection, I'm using Dell WD15 dock station. The problem is that the external monitor blinks every 5 seconds (i tried ...
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Docking station for MacBook Pro and HP Probook 430 G6

I am trying to find a compatible dock to work on BOTH my 2018 MacBook Pro and my laptop HP Probook 430 G6. I am running 2 additional HP monitors, mic aux, keyboard & mouse,jabra usb. I would like ...
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App keeps bouncing in dock w/ user 1 but opens w/ user 2

At the moment I’m running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Is it possible to open a app between two different user accounts? Issue I’m having: I log into account 1, click on the app on the dock, bounces, and ...
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Hide the dock in Mission Control and Launchpad?

I am really fed up with the Mac OS Dock showing in Mission Control and especially Launchpad. Is there any way at all (even if I have to program it myself) to hide it in Mission Control and Launchpad ...
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Is there a way to show if I have more than one Google Chrome window open in the Dock?

Yes, I know I can use tabs, but there are times where I will need to open a new Google Chrome window. Unfortunately, I have bad memory and I always forget that I have a second Chrome window opened. ...
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In Catalina, how do I grant permissions to applications that haven't asked for them?

I used Fluid to create a Gmail app that would show my unread mail count in the dock. After upgrading to Catalina, the app no longer shows a badge in the dock, and I believe this is because it doesn't ...
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Catalina recent items stack in dock no longer working

I have been using a stack of recent items in my dock for some time now, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to macOS Catalina, I've noticed that the stack has disappeared from my dock. ...
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Make Launchpad Appear on screen with mouse

If that's not possible, then a way to trigger the Dock on the screen with mouse without moving my cursor to the bottom of the screen is also an acceptable solution (I know that the launchpad appears ...
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Sorting files in dock folder

I'm runninγ macOS 10.15.3 (Catalina) and have noticed this behavior. I have my documents folder in the dock with the following options: Sort by: Kind Display as: Folder View content as: List The ...
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Hold touchpad to right click on Dock disable

I am trying to disable the feature on a mac that brings up right-click like options (the same as you get with control click) when you click for more than a second or two on an icon in the dock. I ...
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Why Mac Handoff shows the model of my iPhone so weirdly?

My Mac's dock has been showing the Handoff option very weirdly for around 6 months now (can't remember if it was already like this before Catalina). Is this normal now, aka does this happen on ...
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iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 not supported by iPhone XS Max

I just bought an iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 (08/2019 says on the box) and I want to use it with my iPhone XS Max, but I get the error: This accessory is not supported by this device iPhone ...
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Dock freezing and right click and expose doesn't work

I don't know why, but there are some very strange problems with my system. At times, the right click will stop working on both the mouse and trackpad, only ctrl+click will work. At the same time when ...
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Application icon keeps reverting to generic/default icon

I changed the icon of my Google Chrome application by going to the application -> get info -> clicking on the small icon in the top left of the window it opens -> pasting the new icon. It works, the ...
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Why is the System Preferences Dock icon showing a Badge?

Today I noticed that the System Preferences icon in the Dock has a red badge (containing a white '1' digit). I presume the app or the computer is trying to tell me something, but I can't figure out ...
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Separate MacOS Dock positioning on different displays [duplicate]

I've got two displays arranged like so: I'd like my dock to appear along the bottom of my primary (horizontal) screen but show on the left of my secondary (vertical) screen. Is there any way to do ...
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How to make an alias link to a Windows server folder

On our server (windows 2012) we have a folder for Scan files called server/scans/(username). I know how to setup link from windows PC so that user can access the scans. How do I setup the same thing ...
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What happens if I plug a power delivery dock to my Mac Mini?

I need to use a dock for two displays from my MacBook and Mac Mini. The issue is the constant plugging and unplugging. I am considering getting the Kensington SD2400T Thunderbolt 3 Docking station for ...
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Can I use a new USB C dock with an old USB A socket? Can then the PD socket be used to supply more power to the dock?

Can a new USB C dock like this for example: USB C dock with Power Delivery be connected and work with an old Macbook (or other USB A gen 2.0 or 3.0 computer) using an adapter like in the picture for ...
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Mission Control stopped working then Dock won't restart [duplicate]

i am using a macbook air and with yosmite os At first I could still switch between desktops, just that i could not swipe up/down to access mission control and app exposé. I tried typing in killall ...
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Some App Instances cannot be focused

So, assume I have 4-5 instances of an app running on different monitors (in this case, using DisplayLink Manager). Some times, some of the instances cannot be switched to anymore. When I right-click ...
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How to use iCloud as a stacks folder?

I'd like to know if anyone knows a backdoor way to use the iCloud drive as a stacks folder in the dock? Like shown in this picture: Apple advisor told me that it's not possible. Another Apple ...
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Is there a way to prevent apps from staying in Dock after quitting?

Certain OSX apps seem to have a tendency to stick around in the Dock, even though there's no user-facing setting to prevent this behavior. Is there a defaults command that prevents apps from enabling "...
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MacBook Pro 16 and Dell tb16

I bought a month ago MB Pro 16 2019, and I'm trying to use it with the Dell TB16 docking station. I've enabled it with Thunderbolt3Unblocker and all seems to be working fine except external display(...
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Windows won't maximize on multiple monitor setup

I have two external monitors connected to my macbook and the dock is on the very leftmost monitor. The non-dock monitor seems to think it has the dock because it will not allow me to expand windows ...
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How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of Dock) [duplicate]

How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of the dock when the dock is visible) I don't want to hide the dock. I don't want to place it to the left or ...
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How to 'Open With' in downloads dock flyout

On the dock in Mojave I have a Downloads icon which, when clicked, displays a window type thing with a list of downloaded files. I would like to right-click on an icon and select the app to open the ...
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How to conveniently restart pgAdmin 4?

I have pgAdmin on my dock, and can open it when the process isn't already running (ie. after a restart, or if I manually kill it). If I open pgAdmin, close the window, then later try to open it from ...
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Finder does not launch from Dock unless I click on the icon and New Finder Window

I am using a Mac mini 2010 with MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Today, I deleted and re-created my Finder preferences after the originals became corrupted. Clicking on Finder (the blue smiley-face square) ...
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Where did these missing OS X application icons go?

On my Mac mini, app icons have gone missing for some apps (Terminal, Chrome, Spotify, Skype) from the Dock and elsewhere. See a screenshot of the Dock. When I hover over the empty spots, I can see ...
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How do I add my Applications folder to the dock?

My apps folder, which was located in the bar on the bottom right of my Macbook Air running Catalina, suddenly disappeared. How to get it back?
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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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Dock doesn’t appear in my Macbook Pro 2015

I have a Macbook Pro 13” Mid 2015 (macOS Mojave) and the dock doesn’t work (it doesn’t show up). I tried all this to no avail. The problem doesn’t happen when I log in with a different user: enable / ...
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When using CMD-Tab, how to re-open the app's main window?

I hit this problem often when interacting with some Apple applications, mainly Messages and iTunes. After starting a song with iTunes, to clear my screen and get back to work I close the iTunes ...
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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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Macbook Pro 15" 2018 + OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Razer Core X with 5700 XT - what about charging? [duplicate]

I have few questions. I read in web it can be dangerous for macbook when i connect two power sources. At this moment i using only my OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock station, but i ordered Razer Core X. And ...
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Only show active windows in the current space in Mac OSX when pressing CMD-Tab

I'm new to Mac and have the following wish: I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open ...
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Dock won't go back to primary screen

So I have a setup as shown on the image, the top screen being a monitor (with a powered USB-C cable if that makes any difference), and the bottom is a MacBook. As shown, top display is my primary ...
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Move Dock to another screen edge when unplugging monitor

When I exclusively use my laptop screen I prefer to have the Dock on the left edge, but when I plug in my external monitor I'd like to move the Dock to it instead. Since my external screen is to the ...
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How to automatically hide/show dock depending on whether any apps are running in foreground?

In GNOME (on Linux), there is an extension called "Dash to Dock", which gives you a macOS-like dock. One very nice difference is that when you set it to automatically hide the dock, it only hides it ...
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How to change the recent files smart folder icon in the dock? [duplicate]

I create a recent files smart folder, place it in the dock. I right click and choose display as folder. I get the following icon: Is there a way to change this icon?
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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 the ...
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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How to prevent Continuity / Handoff app icons in Dock?

Sometimes I open my iPhone while working at my Mac. This often triggers a Continuity / Handoff app icon to suddenly appear in my Dock: Safari From iPhone I find it extremely irritating to ...
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There is a tiny icon on macOS dock that is not clickable!

After Visual Studio Code update, its icon on Dock has changed to a very tiny one which is literally inaccessible! There is no way you can click on it or view options. Does anyone know how to remove ...
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How can I stop the dock covering part of my application?

The doc covers the bottom of each application that is not maximized. Particularly in an application like the terminal, I need to get work done in that part of my screen. As you see in the image, my ...

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