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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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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How can I hide an app from the dock while keeping it in the menu bar?

There's a messaging app I often use that includes both a menu bar icon (to hide/show the window, as well as indicate how many unread messages there are) as well as the app itself which resides in the ...
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Unable to add Visual Studio Code app icon to macOS Dock

I had Visual Studio Code app icon in the Dock before, but I can't put it there again. I tried dragging and dropping from the the /Applications folder, but it doesn't land there. Have I accidentally ...
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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 ...
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What does this blue dot in the Dock in Mojave mean? [duplicate]

I have this pale blue dot above Firefox (I have seen in on other apps also.) I have only noticed this in Mojave. What does it mean? My Dock is in the vertical position. Here is is in the ...
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Show only windows and not tabs when app item is right clicked on Dock

Currently when you right click on an app icon in the Dock, that pulls up a menu with a list of open windows and/or Tabs For example, When I right click on Chrome app icon then it shows the list of ...
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Window retains focus when pressing Dock folder icon

When I click on the Applications folder icon in the Dock and start typing, the previously active window retains its focus. That is particularly annoying when the previously active window is a ...
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Bottom of bookmark covered by dock after macbook is upgraded to Mojave

On my macbook, the dock is always standing at the bottom, since I never want to use the option "automatically hide and show". On High Sierra, the dock's presence would not interfere the display of ...
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USB-C dock with HDMI graphics on Late 2013 MacBook Pro

I have two MacBook Pros, a 2017 model with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a late 2013 Retina with TB2 and USB3 ports. I use a HP USB-C Dock G4 docking station for the 2017 model. I have two 1080p HP ...
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How to restore Dock Icon Badges after killall Dock?

I need to run killall Dock in a script I use regularly, in order for it to work. Unfortunately all the badges in the Dock disappears when Dock is killed, and don't reappear until they're modified ...
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Chrome doesn’t start on Mac OS

I successfully installed Chrome on my Mac. However, when I'm trying to start it the browser icon just bounces in the dock once and disappears. Reinstalling, rebooting Mac and other options found on ...
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How to change the appearance of volume & brightness overlay in dark mode?

As you all know, in MacOS Mojave Apple has released a thing called Dark Mode. My problem is that I got used to the previous appearance of dark mode, when there were only dark Dock and Menu Bar. I've ...
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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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Can I limit my dock to only show up on the main display?

I use 2 external displays with my Macbook. I use the Macbook's display as my main display and only want the dock to ever show up on this display. Is this possible? Right now when I mouse to the bottom ...
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“Prevent the Dock from being modified” not working in Mac managed user account

I am creating a standard user account with parental controls ("managed" account) on my Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5) for my housemate to use. I want him to be able to modify the Dock as he sees fit, and ...
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Is there a free analogue clock that displays in the dock?

I would like to have an analogue clock displaying right in my OS X dock. The default clock in the menu bar is too small for me, and it is obviously impossible to drag it into the dock. If possible, ...
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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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How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys?

How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys? Possible solutions which I don't get to work: (1) Having often used applications constantly kept in the dock, it would be useful to have hotkeys ...
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Remove or relocate Java icon in Dock

I am using a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave with the latest version of Java. When i run my Java program, it shows 2 icons in the Dock. Is it possible to remove 1 or relocate both? I cannot use a ...
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How can I change the icon of Recent Folder that I drag to dock on Mac

I want to move the folder recent item to dock because it helps me a lot. But this is not the only one folder i use in dock, there is another one such as download folder. Because of the icon shown on ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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Mojave 10.14 Mouse Hover Suddenly Not Working

Today the mouse hovering functionality on my Mac simply stopped working. Moving my mouse to the dock causes one icon to enlarge, but then sliding left and right does not cause the others to enlarge. ...
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Permanently remove icons from Dock

I have Maps, Photos and iBooks icons returning to my dock after a reboot even though I removed them several times already. Is there some way to remove them? They seem to be set as defaults, can I ...
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Neither dock or bar appears on external monitor when I move an app to it How can I fix it?

This just started recently. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2018 16 GB ram 512 GB HD. The external monitor is a Dell 24 inch with a 3820 x 2160 resolution. I use it primarily for Azure development. If I ...
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Display arrangement gets reset after connecting to a different external display

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) is connected to two Lenovo ThinkVision P27q-10 displays via a Kensington SD5200T docking station. One display is connected to the docking station via DisplayPort; the ...
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Display Dock on the main screen on left when second screen is arranged to left

I've this arrangment of screens, and I've set the dock to stay on the left side. The problem is that the dock goes on the second screen, while i want to keep it on the main one (the one with the ...
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How do I change Sourcetree icon shown in Dock?

I have an app that is very useful, but from time to time it changes its icon in the Dock, which I found disturbing for my workflow. I would like to prevent that as I am perfectly satisfied with the ...
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Pinning Apps to dock VIA terminal or installation arguments OS Sierra

I am using meraki MDM systems manager to deploy applications for are teachers. It would save me a-lot of heart ache to be able to include a terminal command or some type of software to help with ...
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Mission Control freezes. Restarting Dock doesn't help

I use standard settings to open Mission Control in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on MacBook Pro. Normally swipe up with 3 fingers move all windows into Mission Control mode and I can switch to any available ...
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Are USB ports on a Thunderbolt dock inherently more reliable than USB ports on a USB dock?

This question refers specifically to the use of external 2.5" drives, spinning or ssd. External drives on usb hubs we all know are very flaky, even for powered hubs. Surprised I couldn't find an ...
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Dell WD15 Dock with 2017 MacBook Pro

I have a 2017 MacBook pro w/ touchbar and the Dell WD 15 dock (work issued it to me). The dock has thunderbolt, HDMI, and VGA on the back. A single USB-C cable comes off of the dock. The issue I have ...
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How to get rid of Python Launcher icon every time a script runs?

Using Sublime Text 2 or Atom (maybe other editors too), when running a simple plotting script in Python, the Python Launcher icon (the rocket) pops up every time I run the code. The icons add up in ...
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macOS: App icon remaining in Dock even after closing app

Every time I connect my iPhone to my MacBook, the system launches iTunes which I don't use. After I close it, the icon remains in the Dock and I have to right click and remove it. I don't move the ...
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How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock?

I've started using Forklift as a Finder replacement, so I don't need Finder in my Dock. In fact, I would much rather have Forklift be the farthest left icon so I don't accidentally click on Finder. ...
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How can I stop macOS from reordering windows in Dock icon context menu?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. For an app with multiple windows open (such as a Web browser), how can I stop macOS from reordering the windows in the Dock icon's context menu? I would like each ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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How to add a libreoffice launcher for writer?

I have libreoffice 4.3.4.1 on OS X 10.10, it only has one libreoffice launcher in spotlight/launchpad. Is it possible to add launchers for subprograms like writer, calc, impress, draw... ?
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Restrict macOS from automatically enabling “Keep in Dock” after rearranging Dock icon

I like to have many programs running and move around things as needed, but I hate keeping anything permanently in the Dock. As of now, I have to manually uncheck Keep in Dock every time I move an app ...
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How to get a dock on multiple monitors

I have two monitors, but only one dock, which is somewhat annoying, so my question is, how do I get multiple docks? (One on each screen)
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Hide Parallels's VM icon from the dock

Parallels includes a mode called Coherence, where software from the guest OS is launched as if it were a native macOS app. This means their windows are rendered separately, each occupying an icon in ...
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Rearrange Dock icons without making them stay when the app is closed

Is it possible to rearrange an icon in the Dock without making it stay there when the app is closed? I don’t have any permanent apps in my Dock, but when I’m working I’d like to rearrange the Dock ...
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If the Dock fails to relaunch after killing it, is there any way to force it to relaunch?

Every now and then I encounter an issue or bug in macOS that requires me to kill the Dock process. (For example, oftentimes some of my keyboard shortcuts for switching spaces stop working and the only ...
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Dock is not showing up on my iMac

For some reason, the Dock with all the app icons has disappeared from my Mac. How do I get it to display again?
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macOS: Can I hide running apps with no active window from the Dock?

I want to hide app icon from the Dock that are running but doesn't have an active window. I googled it, but the answers I found were all app specific. I am looking for a generalized solution.
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Open folder in dock by simply clicking

Hi. In my workspace I have these frequently used folders that I keep in my dock, but I find it annoying that I have to right click and click "open" every time i want to open them. Is there some way I ...
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Best way to connect 2018 Macbook Pro to external display using a dock?

I have 2018 Macbook Pro with usb-c ports which I would like to connect a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor. (I have installed the DisplayLink software as recommended to ensure the monitor will work with ...
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How to pin a URL to OS X Dock with a custom image?

I'd like to pin a URL to the Dock and have its icon be something meaningful or recognizable. By default, the icon/shortcut is a generic spring icon, and in Yosemite it shows a globe. How can I ...
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Custom Dock icons not persisting when apps restart

I want to use black and white icons for everything on the dock, but when I need to restart apps, they revert back to their default icons. I add custom ones to each app via: Close the application in ...
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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 ...