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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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Unread notification badge for Notification Center

Is there any way (application?) to display some sort of notification that there are unread items in Notification Center? It could be just a badge on the icon, or the icon highlight, just anything ...
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Launchpad folders showing icons within as blank squares with dashed lines

There's a peculiar thing happening in my launchpad. On opening it up anytime in general, all the folders show no icons in them but blank squares drawn using dashed lines, the icons don't come back ...
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/switch to an app that is seeking attention from the Dock?

Can I program a key to intercept any app that seeks attention? I think that Linux, Gnome or KDE, used to have this a long time ago, ctrl-A or something like that is the hot key to activate the space /...
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How do you adjust the dock bounce animation in OSX?

I'd like to adjust the animation for bouncing dock icons in OSX. (I'm running Yosemete 10.10.3) I've already found this article showing how to completely disable the bounce, but I want more control ...
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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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Is there a Mac RSS reader which shows unreads in the dock menu

I've been a user of NetNewsWire as my RSS reader for god knows how long... it must be over ten years. Alas when it changed hands the new developer removed my favourite feature - showing the unread ...
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Close Dock and top bar

Is there a way to keep the application Dock closed. Every time I do: killall dock It closes for a bit then automatically reopens. I want to be able to make an AppleScript program that keeps it ...
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TeamViewer Dock Shortcut Opens Separate Dock Icon

Using TeamViewer 11, when clicking the app icon in the dock, it opens a separate app icon at the end of the dock instead of the one that stays there via the "keep in dock" option. Is there any way to ...
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Lock Dock To 1 Screen

I'm using 2 screens and I keep hitting the bottom of the second screen and the dock jumps to that screen. The problem is it doesn't jump back if you do the same on the original screen. Is there ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop I'...
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Lock The Dock On Multiple Screen Setup

I like all the multiple screen features in Mavericks except one. I HATE the hit cursor to the bottom of the screen to move the dock. I've searched hi an low for a way to stick the dock to one spot. I'...
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Fix Blank Icons in Dock Stacks and Grids

I use Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and here's my problem: Stack and grid views of folders very often look like this: These empty boxes are not very useful for finding files quickly. When I open a ...
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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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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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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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Change Terminal in Dock to Show Open Windows Instead of Open Tabs

I heavily use Terminal.app as I am a software engineer. While working, I can have over a dozen terminal tabs open spread across multiple terminal windows. When I have this large amount of tabs open, ...
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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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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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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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Show in Dock if application is open in current Mission Control space

When I run an application, it shows a little dot next to the application icon in Dock, signifying that the application is running: The problem is that I have no way of knowing whether the app is ...
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Drag a file from desktop into expanded Dock Folder stack?

I was cleaning up my desktop today and wanted to move a file from desktop to the a sub-folder of a Dock Folder, set to "Stack" mode. I can drag the file onto the Dock, but it expands in a boring, not ...
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Forward-looking dock/hub for 2012 Macbook Pro Retina

My main machine is a 2012 Macbook Pro Retina, AKA MacBookPro10,1. Its fastest ports are good ol' fashioned Thunderbolt 1. I would like a dock for it. I would use such a setup with a keyboard, monitor,...
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Highlight current app in dock?

Is there a native or 3rd party way to highlight the currently focused app in the dock, similar to the Windows toolbar?
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...
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Different dock positions for multiple displays?

Usually, I have my dock on the left of my macbook screen. When I plug in to my big display I would like my left hand monitor to have a dock on the left of the screen and my right hand monitor to have ...
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How to get rid of stale Java icons from application switcher & dock?

I recently started seeing "java" processes with the default Java icon sometimes stay in the switcher/dock after Java Web Start applications are closed (OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks). This may have begun with ...
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Application not responding, process missing

I have an odd issue. Sometimes it happens that application (happens almost always to NetBeans) is stuck in the dock with "Not Responding" - I can't open it, if I select "Force quit" id doesn't do ...
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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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OS X dock frequently creates new icon for program already in the dock

The issue is: A program icon is created in the dock for an open program. Later, that program is closed, but the icon remains in the dock. When I open a new instance of that program, a new icon is ...
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Can I automatically change my dock preferences when connected to a cinema display?

Desired behavior: when MBP connected to cinema display: do not show / hide dock when MBP not connected to cinema display: show / hide dock Possible?
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Logo of Java application changes after launch

I have a Java application in my dock, whose icon appears as the following when it is unopened: However, after opening the application, the icon changes into the Java coffee cup logo: This makes it ...
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Apps seem running on the Dock, but not on the App switcher

Some apps are always running on Mac and I can see them on Dock. (For example, iTunes, Evernote, etc.) I've set the option 'reopen windows when logging back in', so the apps automatically runs again ...
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iPhone 3GS not working with any docks, ideas?

About a month ago, my iPhone 3GS just stopped working with docks in terms of playing music. It can still charge via docks and I can still connect it to my computer and iTunes for syncing, but it just ...
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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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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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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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How to hide an application from the dock and app switcher without hiding the menu bar?

I use the application Desk Cover which creates an effect of the desktop being in the background when there are windows open in front of it. However, I am wondering if it is possible to hide the ...
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Why Do I Need An Admin Password To Delete Apps But Not One to Install?

The title says it all. It's weird. You can install apps from the Mac App Store without an admin password. But you do need one to uninstall them. Why? I know macOS is UNIX /Applications is a system ...
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Application icons sometimes showing generic icons

Sometimes (and seemingly randomly) application icons don't show the application-specific icon for the application (see image). This happens everywhere, as far as I know (dock, application switcher, ...
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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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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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Folder popup grid on Tiger dock?

So, I have many Macintoshes, as such I am running various copies of macOS. One of my favourite changes to the dock in recent versions has been the additional options for handling folders that have ...
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Specify separate icon and name for each instance of an app?

For example, if I have a command line program (say nano) I want to launch directly with a shortcut, but I want the new instance of Terminal.app to have a dock icon depicting nano running in a terminal ...
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can not open download folder mac os sierra

when I drag and drop files from my dock download folder it crashes randomly. When I try to open the folder it does not respond or there comes a empty blank folder. Sometimes the dock is crashing ...
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Switching to windows from the dock causes other windows to open

Occasionally when clicking on an open application in the dock (e.g. Finder.app) another window will open with it, the best example I can give is that when I am in Photoshop and need to get something ...
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How to remove “Open in Finder” from a Stack on the Dock when viewed as a Grid?

Is there a way I can remove "Open in Finder" from a Stack on the Dock when viewed as a Grid? I'm referring to the icon the red arrow is pointing to in the example image below.
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How can I change the Chrome Dock Tile Icon to show the favicon of the current tab?

I would like my Chrome Dock Tile to show the (dynamic) favicon of a tab. There are several scenarios I could imagine, any of which would be incredibly useful to me: The Chrome Dock Tile icon is ...
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Killing a dialog box that doesn't show up in the dock

There's lots of information out there about how to kill an application that's not responding. But what if I just have some dialog box that isn't clearly associated with any running application? In ...