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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Dock icons not showing correct application icon

Randomly my dock icons will show the default application icon. Sometimes they return again. I have previously reset the dock and deleted the .plist, which temporarily corrects the problem, but it ...
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Deleted icons reappear on dock after reboot

Well, I've been having some issues lately. While trying to get the USB WiFi antenna working again on my wireless bridge I found the adapter's light wasn't activating, so I tried plugging it into my ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...
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Dock keeps “wiggling” or “bouncing”

i have very weird bug that really bothers me. My dock keeps "wiggling" or "bouncing around". It looks like someone is kicking on Dock back and forth for ever. Started this morning and i have not ...
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Hide Preview Icon in dock after `cmd+w`

I usually close stuff with cmd+w but if I do that with Preview it keep the program open in the Dock even if the file was closed. I know that using cmd+q will do the trick but I'd like to have the ...
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Missing dock icons

I've got an issue with my new MacBook Pro 15″ (bought it two weeks ago). Some icons are missing from the Dock: The first one is Terminal, and the second one is Todoist If I close and reopen the ...
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Dock glitch when closing apps

When I'm closing an app, and the dock is about to refresh the app icon (from opened to closed), and the cursor is in the area of the dock, a splitting glitch happens as show in the picture below. For ...
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Prevent apps on iPhone from triggering icons on Mac dock

There's some weird linkage between my iPhone and Mac. When I go into certain apps, it brings up an icon on my Mac. I do not want this ever. How can I disable this?
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OS X El Capitan keeps changing the auto hide Dock feature

Up until recently I have had no issue with the Dock. I always leave it showing and don't have auto-hide enabled. Now whenever I switch program from Chrome to Skype or Terminal to System Preferences ...
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How can I hide the unread counter from Outlook 2011 Dock icon?

I find the unread counter on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac distracting. Whenever it's there I feel the need to click on it. How can I hide the unread count? Mail.app provides an option to disable it,...
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Making Hidden Apps Appear Faded Whilst Sitting On The Dock?

Sometimes it can be quite difficult for me to tell which of my apps are hidden on the dock and which are not. Is it possible to make those Apps which I have hidden (either by terminal command or ...
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Applications gone from Dock. How to restore?

Somehow the Applications icon is gone from my Dock. However I can't just drag the Applications folder (from Finder) into the Dock. How else can I restore it? Is there a config file somewhere for the ...
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Using an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer?

Is it possible to use an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer, rather than an iDevice? As I can, obviously, connect it to a computer via USB, I think it'd be great if I could as I love ...
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Preventing desktop jump when window is open on another desktop?

I have setup 2 Desktops in Mavericks (Mission Control). On "Desktop 2" there are some programs that need to run, but which I use rarely, for example a Terminal with some server tasks. Then on "...
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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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Keep iCal open without minimising it

This used to be default behaviour for iCal (as with most other applications): you click the red button to close the open window but it will still run. A small dot remains under its symbol to show that ...
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How to disable autohide dock autohide when the app closes

I'm not an AppleScript Ninja but so I followed this link to automatically hide dock when it opens Unreal Engine tell application "System Events" set autohide of dock preferences to true end tell ...
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OS X application shortcut folder in dock and icon updates after installation

Here is the setup: I have the Applications folder right in the dock, which is the default after installation afaik. Now I have a custom build DMG with an application in there which I drag&drop ...
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How can I label things in the Dock?

I have two XCode projects I open regularly, so I added them to the Dock. Unfortunately, they're not labeled. Hovering doesn't help, since it shows the same name. In fact, they're two different Git ...
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Mac Show All Windows for an app in dock Sierra

When I had El Capitan, I was able to (or assigned a shortcut to) : when I hovered over a dock icon and scrolled up (with mouse or trackpad), it would show all windows of the dock application i hovered ...
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Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?

There's an app or two that I'd like to run fullscreen on my Mac. However, hiding the dock manually and unhiding it when I'm done gets tedious. I know there must be a way to get an application to hide ...
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Want menu and dock to remain visible when youtube fullscreen and Mission control is NOT set to Displays have seperate Spaces

I found a lot of people wanting to hide the dock and I need the reverse, I'm a developer and like to watch youtube (I use chrome) on one of my multiple monitors while I work on the other two monitors (...
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Is there a way to completely disable Dock?

I want the Dock completely gone. I haven't used it in the past three releases of OS X (10.5 to present). I want it completely gone, and LaunchBar there instead. Is there a way to kill the Dock so ...
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Why is 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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Cannot drag and drop files from the Dock folders

On the Dock I have two folders, Documents and Downloads. I was used to drag files from the Downloads folder and drop them on the Desktop or somewhere else. Now I can't do it anymore. I'm only able ...
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Maximise Dock to full width

I'm a new user of Macintosh and I'm trying to set the Dock to full width from the center of screen, like with KDE on Linux operating system.
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What are the dimensions for the apple dock icons?

I have figured out how to change the icon for my program that I made in java, but now the default icon goes and nothing is there, is it because of the incorrect dimensions? I currently have a 16x16 ...
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Prevent iTerm2 from opening new terminal from dock

I just switched from TotalTerminal to iTerm2, and the feature I used the most was the visor. When I used my shortcut key (option + `), it'd drop a terminal from the top of the screen that i could tuck ...
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Why Does My Dock Background Sometimes Exclude the Leftmost Icon?

Very silly question, won't really affect my productivity or anything, but I'm curious... Every now and then I realize my Dock suddenly looks like this: That is, the background excludes the left-most,...
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Unknown “Icon?” file in Dropbox Stack

I have a shortcut to my Dropbox folder on my dock. Occasionally, a file called "Icon?" will appear when I click on the Dropbox folder on my dock, as shown below. Does anyone know why this file keeps ...
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Show exposé/“All Application Windows” from the dock

Is there anyway to show all the windows for one application (aka Exposé) from the window icon on the launcher? I know it is possible by right-clicking on the icon and then "Show All Windows", but I ...
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Trackpad gesture that minimizes all windows?

This has been driving me nuts for close to a year. I hope someone can tell me what triggers it. I've searched many times over several months and have never found any mention of it. I use an MBP ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't show the dock if “auto-hide-dock” is enabled.

While my dock "auto-hide" is enabled when, in full-screen app, if I put the pointer to the very bottom, the dock won't show up. Unless, and this might be a bug, I move my mouse horizontally and it ...
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Why do multiple instances of the same application occasionally open accidentally?

This doesn't happen often, but occasionally I will try to switch to an open application (either by clicking its icon in the dock, or by double-clicking on a document that opens in that application), ...
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putting a shortcut to dock

I created an aliases for a binary file (which runs in terminal) and want to put the aliases (shortcut) to dock. However, I can't drag&drop it to the dock. Is there a way to put the aliases to the ...
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Bulk Changing Application Icons on System

So the question is pretty straight forward. I've disabled SIP (System Integrity Protection) and I am able to use the "copy paste" method, described in numerous tutorials, successfully to change my ...
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Firefox 54 launched from Dock on Sierra crashes

I'm running macOS 10.12.5 Sierra with Firefox 54.0 on a MacBook Air. A Firefox icon is present in the Dock. When launching Firefox from this icon (or double-clicking the icon in the Applications ...
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How to disable spaces? [duplicate]

There is only one thing I hate on macOS (Sierra) since this was created. I open an application and work on it. I click on another application on the dock and the whole screen slides to the right and ...
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Make accidentally opening an app on the Dock more difficult

I always open a program accidentally by clicking too fast within the Dock. I thought that maybe I am the only one having this problem, but my spouse recently got a Mac and keeps complaining about the ...
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Return windows to original monitors after reconnecting a dock

At work, we have 2 monitors connected to a dock that plugs into the macbook pro via a single usb-c. Most of the time I'll work on all 3 screens (2Mons + macbook), but when I unplug for a meeting, do ...
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Minimized app do not open by clicking on dock icon

For the past few weeks I've had this weird behaviour of minimised apps. If I minimise an app with the yellow button, then it will go in the left side of the dock, like this. Now if I try to maximise ...
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Adapter to send external video source to iPhone/iPod/iPad dock in place of iPhone/iPod/iPad?

A relative has a 3M MP225 video projector which they would like to use with their DVD player. However, the projector only has a proprietary connector for video input and only came with a 30-pin cable ...
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Safari icon from iPhone showing in macOS Dock [duplicate]

Just now a Safari icon appeared to the left of my Dock with a tooltip saying it was from my iPhone. I have never seen this before! What is the point of it, why has it appeared today for the first time,...
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How do I stop the dock from moving to my second monitor? [duplicate]

I use an external monitor with my Macbook Pro, often to run Windows VMs with a task bar at the bottom. While trying to use the task bar, I often accidentally summon the dock to the second monitor. ...
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OSX Sierra doc moves itself to another monitor [duplicate]

When running two external monitors in OS X Sierra, my dock sometimes changes which display it is located on. Is there a setting to stop this from happening? This happens at random times, and I can'...
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How to update Dock preview to Applications folder after hiding apps with chflags

I am using chflags hidden method to hide apps in /Applications folder. It immediately hides the application in Finder, but when I click on the Applications folder in Dock (image below), I can still ...
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Dock doesn't start after restarting from Bootcamp

Whenever I am on my Bootcamp installation in Windows and restart to boot back into macOS the dock is no longer there. I can fix this by restarting in macOS. Is there any fix for this? Or does anybody ...
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Remove margin reserved for dock when dock is hidden

I upgraded to Sierra. Previously, when I had the dock hidden, windows could be resized to take up almost all of the screen; a 4 pixel margin was reserved for the dock. Now, when I have the dock hidden,...
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How to add a shortcut to open a new finder window to the Launchpad or dock

What I want: A one-click action in the dock or launchpad that opens the downloads folder in a new finder window. Note: the Downloads "fan" thing that is in the left side area of the dock is not what ...
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The Dock was moved to the right side of the screen but still auto displays when cursor on bottom?

Using this tip from basic Google Search I was able to move the Dock to the right side: The Dock does show only on the right side now. However it also displays (auto-unhides) when the mouse/cursor ...