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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Start menu + taskbar for Mac OS X

I am looking for a start menu and taskbar for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): Start menu: Multi-column ...
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Is there a way to remove the gap between window edge and the screen edge when the Dock is hidden?

When you hide the Dock, OS X leaves a small gap at that edge. Is there a way to get rid of it? In case you have never noticed the gap before here is a screenshot. Guess which side of the screen has ...
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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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Hide Finder From Dock in Sierra

I have seen this instruction for hiding the Finder icon from MacOS: https://github.com/jesscXC/hide-finder-trash-dock-icons However, it doesn't seem to work on MacOS Sierra because the DockMenus....
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How to quit finder

I am trying to quit finder along with the dock and status bar through terminal and I can't seem to find out how
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What hardware needed to connect 2 monitors + peripherals to 2018 MBP via a single cable?

I am trying to connect the following to my 2018 MacBook Pro (15 inch): 2 monitors (Dell U2715H, 2560 x 1440) 2 USB-3 peripherals (mouse, keyboard) ... but I would like to connect only one cable to ...
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Missing icons on macOS Sierra

I'm on macOS Sierra and I have been losing icons randomly, as you can see below, the Adobe Illustrator folder does not look like it should. This also occurs in the Dock: FaceTime (left of iTunes) ...
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killall Dock - all active windows maximize and appear on Desktop

I have written python script to change desktop wallpaper. After I change my wallpaper using the below code: app('Finder').desktop_picture.set(mactypes.File(imageAddress)) I have added os.system("...
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How do I see the dock in a fullscreen window in OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Mavericks and I have several apps set up to use fullscreen mode. There's no dock at the bottom of the screen, and it doesn't appear either when I scroll to the bottom of the ...
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Is it possible to have my dock visible on all monitors in El Capitan?

Don't mark this as a duplicate. Question has been asked several times in several places but it was years ago. I have two monitors connected. One primary (that has dock at the bottom) and secondary. ...
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after waking from sleep native screen in clamshell mode wakes up and takes dock

I work on external screen mostly and have MacBook in clamshell mode. External screen is set as main screen with dock attached to it. When I wake MacBook up from sleep, sometimes screen in clamshell ...
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Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1 Dock behaviour and command tab issue

I've got a brand new computer which I bought last week. I've noticed that sometimes when I cycle programmes using command and tab, some of the icons don't appear, even though the programme is open. ...
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How do I restore the icons of the Dock's Applications folder?

For some reason, many of the applications' icons in the Dock's Applications folder were replaced by the default application icon. I've tried to clear the icon cache, but that didn't work. Below is a ...
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Apple Remove Dock Icon with a command line

I'm trying to find the terminal command which can remove an icon from the dock, but I can't find the solution. I tried the defaults read / defaults write command but it doesn't seem to have the ...
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Dock never autohides on macOS Mojave 10.14

'Automatically hide and show the Dock' is ticked in the dock preferences pane, but the dock never autohides. Perhaps relevant, tooltips for application names also hang about indefinitely after the ...
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Disabling suggestion icons in iOS 11 dock?

In iOS 11, the Dock has gained some potentially useful features related to recent apps and app suggestens. For me however, it constitutes visual clutter, and I want to get rid of it. Hence I disabled ...
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Stop app from showing multiple icons in Dock

is showing up multiple times in the Dock. It's only open once. How do i stop this? I have opened an app once, but it shows up two more times in a different middle section between two lines. Is this ...
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How can I disable the random/auto keeping of apps in the Dock?

Sometimes the Dock will keep an icon app in the Dock, even though I haven't set it as such, even though I've previously de-kept it in Dock after the first time it kept it 'for me'. Is there a way to ...
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Why does telling an app to quit sometimes leave a zombie, and how can I kill it?

I have two scripts that open and close an app; let's say it's the builtin Calculator.app. The "start" script uses /usr/bin/open to launch the app, then a one-line AppleScript to set the app's ...
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Revert killall -KILL Dock

I'm playing around with Dock and until now I was using killall Dock command to relaunch it. Now I used killall -KILL Dock and my Dock went down without relaunching itself. I tried restarting my mac ...
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personal experience with Thunderbolt 3 dock and dual hdmi displays

i've placed a few of these, with mixed results, with cable-matters, startech, belkin, caldigit. but i have a couple HP displays which are just messing up pretty regularly with all these docks (or i ...
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How can I make auto-hide/show for the dock faster?

I really like the auto-hide feature of the dock in Mac OS X. However, the animation for the dock to reappear is just a bit too slow for me. Since this is quite annoying, I disable the feature. Is ...
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Removing from dock when quitting

Many programs are not removed from the dock when quitting them (using apple-Q) or when closing their visible windows. I know this behaviour is on purpose, but I don't like it. Is their a way to ...
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Unread Messages Badge Wrong in Dock

I have a Macbook Pro 13" running El Capitan, purchased in February 2016. For the iMessage app, which I have saved in the Dock, the unread messages badge says there is one unread message and there's ...
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Dock - Remove spacer?

Is there a way to remove the spacer between the downloads stack and apps?
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Hide an application's dock icon

Is there an easy way to hide an application's dock icon? For example, I can't hide Iconfactory xScope dock icon. Most similar apps have an option to hide the dock icon, but I can't seem to find one ...
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Update Dock after defaults write without `killall` restart

I'm toggling a Mission Control setting with defaults write but the Dock doesn't see the change without restarting via killall Dock. How can I get the Dock to read the updated plist settings without ...
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Why (else) would my Calendar icon have a red badge (with numbers) on it?

Supposedly, the red badge that shows up on the Calendar icon in the app switcher (and the Dock, if anyone still uses that) represents invitations that you've not dealt with. That's a nice theory, but ...
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Google Chrome Canary app fails to open

I have Google Chrome Canary app installed on a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra. When I click on the app icon in the Dock, it bounces once and then never opens. Has anyone else run into this or ...
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Add ~/Downloads to Dock through Profile Manager

I am trying to create a minimal dock through Profile Manager (OS X 10.10.2/Server 4.0.3) but I need to include the users' Download directory. Profile Manager has an option to add the Documents folder ...
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Is there a good replacement for the Dock?

What are the best dock replacements? It's frustrating to keep track of windows in the dock unless they're minimized. For instance, I often have 10-15 separate PDF documents open. It's a ...
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I want my Mac running Sierra, to stop hiding dock when I enter “Command+Option+D”

I want my Mac (running macOS Sierra), to stop hiding Dock when I enter Command + Option + D. I need to use that key command for InDesign.
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How can I launch a Virtualbox VM from the Dock?

How can I put my VirtualBox on my Dock in Mac OS X Lion. I want to have it on my dock so I can click on it to launch it.
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Keyboard shortcut for launching Apps in Dock

In Windows 7, Win + 1, 2, 3 ... 9 launches the first, second etc App in task bar. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in OS X in order to launch Apps that are in the Dock?
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Refreshing the Dock without actually killing it?

Is there a way to change Dock preferences and make the Dock app read the new one without using killall Dock command? Like to maybe force a refresh with some AppleScript or so?
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Can I move my Dock to the left side of my right monitor?

I have set up a two-monitor display, with my laptop on the left and my main screen on the right. I like having the Dock on the left side, but it's on the left of the left monitor, and as such it's too ...
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Connect two monitors on macbook pro 2018 by using single docking station [duplicate]

I am going to buy a Macbook Pro 2018 15". I am just wondering, if it is possible to connect two monitors via one docking station. If there is any docking station, which it supports 2 monitor ...
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Custom dock icon reverts whenever the app is open

I have changed the Dock icon for an app and it shows the new icon only when the app is not open. But as soon as I open it, the old icon comes back. When I close the app, the new icon appears again. I ...
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Open Preference Pane from command line on El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11)

I'm trying to open Preference Pane from command. However, when I invoke open /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Dock.prefPane as in How do you access network preferences from the Terminal?, I get Finder ...
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How do you remove icons from the Menu bar?

How do you remove icons from the Menu bar? I'm running OS X Yosemite and I tried Command + Click + Drag to get rid of them but it isn't working.
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How can I run AirDrop from the Dock?

Heading says it all. I just want to run AirDrop from the Dock like any other app. Possible or not? How?
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Using a USB-C dock with older MacBook Pros

Thunderbolt 2 docks have been quite expensive and they will be obsolete once I purchase the new Macbooks with USB-C ports. I currently use a 2014 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports, and I want to ...
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Can I add a “space” to my Dock to separate apps into groups?

I have a 27" iMac running High Sierra. I also have a Windows 10 virtual machine. I have a number of Windows apps running throughout the day and they appear in my Mac’s dock, even when I’m in High ...
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How do I remove the “from iPhone” dock icon popping up, MacOS High Sierra

I updated my OS to High Sierra, 10.13.5, and started seeing a weird dock icon pop up whenever I open a mail app on my iPhone. I want to get rid of this feature. Dock Preferences do not seem to have ...
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Are TB3 cables in any way different than USB-C cables?

My company provided me a Lenovo USB-C dock when I received my Mac Book Pro 2017 model. That dock worked to a certain degree, but I happily replaced it with the Lenovo TB3 dock this week (which ...
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Dell docking station D3100 with MacBook Pro

I am trying to setup 3 monitors with my MacBook Pro (Late 2013). I was wondering if anybody has tried this docking station with mac.
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Chrome icon randomly changing to something else

Since about 2 weeks my chrome icon randomly changes to the one pictured. Turning off chrome fixes it, but soon after restart the weird icon comes back. What is it, how do I fix this?
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AppleEvent Handler failed (-10000)

I'm having issues with a simple part of script, where I wanna get the property dock preferences of System Events. I have the following: tell application "System Events" tell appearance ...
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Mavericks Dock icons have become corrupted. Is there a cache to flush or a database to rebuild?

I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. Some of my Dock icons for running applications, including the Finder icon, now appear blank and empty, or as a square filled with random noise pixels. I have tried "...