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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Can I use a Thunderbolt 3 cable in place of a USB-C cable?

I need to connect my MacBook to a USB-C dock but the included USB-C cable isn't long enough. I have a several longer Thunderbolt 3 cables, so I wanted to know if I could connect the USB-C dock via a ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Display issues using docking station Dell Universal 6000

I bought a Dell Universal 6000 docking station for my MacBook Pro 2018 to plug in 3 monitors via one Thunderbolt. The problem is that after installing DisplayLink drivers, only 2 displays are useable, ...
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dock folders - how to view list/grid/fan on hover & open in finder with 1-click

I feel that its slowing my productivity, to have to click on the dock folders to see the list of contents. Are there any apps or tweaks that will enable me to view the contents automatically when ...
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Run AppleScript in background without showing in app switcher?

Is there any way to run an AppleScript command (which runs infinitely) completely in the background without any icon showing in the dock or app switcher (⌘+Tab)? For example, hiding the AppleScript ...
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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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How do I prevent icons from being added to the dock?

Our IT department pre-loads a utility for remote management, no problem there. However, the utility is automatically added to the dock every 30 minutes, even after Keep in dock is manually unchecked, ...
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Show Downloads folder on the Dock as fan instead of opening immediately

I am trying to get the Downloads folder on my dock in the Fan view, as seen in this picture: However, when I click on the folder, the folder immediately opens instead.
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Is there any way to change the mac dock's position with a keyboard shortcut?

I don't think there are default shortcuts for that. But I assume you could make one using AppleScript or other automation programs. I found this post from 2012 asking the same question. I tried ...
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Dock preferences not saved

Ive been rattled out of my mind for the past few days. What started the issue was a random kernel panic that rest all my dock settings. initially i thought it would be due fixed on restart, however no ...
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Separate dock icons for separate spaces

Is it possible for the dock to only display the running apps of the space that is currently being used and not all of the open ones?. In Linux that feature exists and I really miss it, it's called ...
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Icons disappearing from cmd+tab application switcher

When using my MacBook for a while (Sierra, 10.12.3) then using cmd+tab to switch applications, I sometimes lose application icons. In the screenshot below, it's limited to Chrome but multiple ...
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How do I put the dock on the top (external) monitor in a dual monitor setup?

I have a dual monitor setup with a MacBook Pro (Retina) 13" and 24" external Dell monitor (via DVI). I am using the MBP as the bottom monitor of the setup, and want to be able to use it primarily for ...
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Why do all other windows minimize when I open a window from the dock?

Clicking an app icon from the dock causes all other windows onscreen to minimize. Is this intended? Is there a way to configure it so selected app's most recent window gets placed on top without ...
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Avoiding maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar

Is it possible to avoid maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar? By default when I maximize a window it will overlap with uBar's taskbar (but not with the Dock). Example:
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Prevent external monitors from turning off when Mac is locked

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (2018) with two external monitors (AOC Q2790PQU), connected via a Kensington SD5200T docking station (1 x HDMI and 1 x DisplayPort). The Mac is closed when connected to ...
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macOS Sierra Dock open app indicator missing

My Dock's open app indicator is suddenly missing. There is no more black dot at the bottom of my open app indicator. What I did (but failed): I am turning on my open app indicator in the system ...
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Visual bug in Dock after macOS Mojave installation

After installing the macOS Mojave update, I get a strange visual bug in the Dock from time to time. It disappears when I click on something in the Dock or if I try to make a screenshot (that's why I ...
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Any way to connect 3 external displays to a 2018 Retina MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there's any docking solution that provides the possibility to connect to 3 external displays to the MacBook Air 2018, or if we're hardware limited by the iGPU here.
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Hazy lines around dock and windows in Mojave

I’m currently experiencing this issue (refer to picture above). It started after I upgraded to Mojave and it appears on both dark and light mode
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Deleted app '?' icon in Dock

I deleted an app from the Applications folder. However the original app icon in the Dock is now appearing as a '?'. I am unable to delete this icon from the dock, when I click to get the Options menu, ...
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How do different methods of connecting USB-C display work?

There are multiple ways how we can connect an external display via USB-C to an Apple device (say MacBook Pro). For example: directly (e.g. LG UltraFine) using Apple's USB-C to HDMI/VGA/DVI dongle ...
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Mission control and Dock are buggy

Both my Mission Control and Dock are not working properly. My Dock does not seem to recognize my mouse moving horizontally along the Dock, ie. magnification does not move and when magnification is ...
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How can I remove Finder and Trash from my dock (for Mojave)

I've got my first ever Mac and was wondering how to remove Finder and Trash from my dock (and put them in Launchpad instead). I've tried some of the solutions on other questions but they don't seem ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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MacOS dock freezes when I launch Java application

I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro (without Touchbar) - MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 - Java 9 Since one or two weeks, when I launch a Java application (NetBeans, a JavaFX app, Eclipse... etc) my MacOS docks ...
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Make the dock show only the apps running in the current space [duplicate]

I'd like to have multiple spaces for different purposes, for example, one for work, and one for entertainment. However, I found out that in mac, even if you have different spaces in which different ...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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Dell DW15 docking station audio output set up with mac

I'm using a Dell DW15 docking station with a mac High Sierra and wanted to ask how can I set up the audio output so that when I plug in the audio jack in to the docking station the audio output would ...
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Download Shortcut Malfunction on Dock

Whenever I add the download shortcut to my dock and then click it, the dock area goes black and when it reappears it goes away. It basically looks like every time I click the download shortcut it ...
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How can I specify a custom icon for a Dock stack?

I've created a folder in Finder with aliases of several apps. I want to add this to my dock so that those apps are grouped together and the dock isn't quite as messy. No problem; I added the folder to ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Chrome profile and run two or more profiles simultaneously?

I am new to Mac, and I have my rough time (missing keys, wrong shortcuts and etc). But I don't give up. I am a JS developer with more than 10 years of Windows and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) experience and ...
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Pair Apple Magic Keyboard with wireless dongle

Is it possible to pair an Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard with a USB receiver? I want this so that if I plug a laptop into my dock, the laptop will automatically connect to the keyboard (Not with ...
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How to hide a specific active app on OS X (has to be reversible)?

Is there a way to hide the application window and the dock icon of one specific active app in OS X? Kinda like a background service that can be turned on or off.
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What is this extra divider line on my Dock?

Mysteriously, this extra divider-line has appeared between any app I launch now and the previously launched apps? What is the purpose of this 2nd divider line? Why is it appearing now? How can I get ...
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Dock folder shortcut: Is it possible to change the sort order of files in subfolders?

I have a shortcut to a folder in the Dock. Here is how this folder is configured: This folder contains several subfolders. When I enter a subfolder by hovering the mouse cursor over a subfolder ...
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No Handoff icon in dock

I'm missing handoff icon in dock. I remember that when I had open safari/messenger on my iPhone, I could easily click on the icon that showed on left side of dock. It's not there anymore. What could ...
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Create Dock Icon for Spyder (installed with Anaconda)

How can I create a single dock icon for an application that is launched via the Terminal? I have installed spyder using anaconda. I can create a launcher app using Platypus (see this answer). But ...
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App icon switches to low resolution upon launching an app

Recently I started getting this really weird but annoying bug. While the app is in the Dock but not working, its icon is in good resolution. But once I open it, the icon switches to low resolution. ...
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Sub-window hidden behind another window… any way to retrieve other than minimizing?

My one grievance with how MacOS handles window management is that sometimes windows get hidden behind others and do not appear in the dock as they are not minimized. The only way to find these windows ...
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How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite?

How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite? Here are a few approaches I've tried but haven't been able to complete: In past versions of OS X, you could customize the Guest user Dock by ...
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Is there a way to resize Dock in macOS using keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to be able to resize the Dock in macOS strictly using keybindings. Ideally, this would be incrementally and work similar to the way that volume/brightness increase/decrease keys work. I ...
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Dell WD15 Dock with 2017 MacBook Pro - Displays question

I have a Dell WD15 dock connected to a 2017 MacBook Pro. I have one monitor connected to the dock through HDMI at 1920x1080, and a second monitor connected to the VGA port. However, the monitor ...
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Folder cannot be deleted from the Launchpad and is not displayed in Finder

I have installed a wrong version of Anaconda from python 2.7 on OS X 10.11.1 and to remove it, I deleted its files from the Finder. Now Launchpad is confused and the Anaconda folder is still there, ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I don't have "auto hide" enable for dock. In all previous version dock, it will hide if I enter in full screen mode for VLC player or for chrome. Now that's no longer the case. If I enable "auto ...
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Prevent deletion of specific icons from dock

I regularly accidentally drag the Downloads folder from the dock to trash when trying to delete a recently downloaded file, removing it from he dock. Is there any way to disable dragging and deleting ...
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Remove iterm from cmd+tab apps

I was using TotalTerminal to get visor like terminal on a shortcut. But TotalTerminal is abandoned so I have switched to the iTerm2. My problem is that when I use a shortcut to trigger iTerms visor ...
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Does a USB-C dock connected to an external display leverage display link or a native graphics driver? [closed]

I'm looking at this Belkin USB-C dock to use with a MacBook Pro 2017. I'm aware there are some docks that use a display link driver that relies on the CPU to connect an external display via a USB ...
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How do I open multiple instances of an app?

I have a *.app If I open it, from the dock, or from Finder, it opens. I want to open ANOTHER second running instance. If I open it, from the dock or from the Finder the second time, now it simply ...
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Can't add some shortcuts folders to the dock

Very strange situation I have two folders that I can't add to the dock in macosSierra, I can add all the other folders correctly. I check the library\Preferences\com.apple.dock.plist but they aren't ...

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