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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USB peripherals no longer work after I plug Belkin Mini Dock back in

I have a 2020 MacBook Pro 13" with this Belkin Mini Dock. Plugged in to the mini dock I have two monitors, an ethernet cord, and three USB peripherals connected (mouse, keyboard, and microphone) ...
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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 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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MacBook Pro 15" 2019 Dock freezes when connecting secondary display

When I connect a secondary display to my MacBook Pro the Dock seems to freeze instantly and comes back alive after a few minutes. The hub I'm using is Belkin F4U092. I've tried resetting NVRAM (cmd+...
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What is the Headset icon on apps in dock on iPad?

I use ipad occasionally but today I came across a new "icon", which I have never seen before. I have not connected any headphones to the iPad. So, what is the little "headset" ...
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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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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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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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Catalina Custom Dock Icon Changes at Launch of Application

I changed the icon of an (third party) application (HIARCS Chess Explorer) using the usual method (SIP temporarily off, copy/paste into the get info panel icon, etc, etc.). The icon changed to my ...
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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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Adjust width of spacer between Mac OS dock icons

Many of you might know that it is possible to add a spacer to the Mac OS dock icons with: $ defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}' $ killall Dock but ...
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Share monitors and peripherals between Linux PC and 2020 Macbook Pro 13" [duplicate]

I have a Linux PC tower, two monitors (one HDMI the other DisplayPort), and a keyboard/mouse. I also have a 2020 Macbook Pro 13". I'd like to be able to use my two monitors + keyboard and mouse ...
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Is it possible to extend desktop with mission control spaces (no dock, icons, menubar on second or third space)?

I googled and didn't find anything, I know changing wallpapers is allowed for different spaces, on a single macbook is it possible to have the second and other spaces be different from the first like ...
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Is it possible to right-click on a file in Downloads when displayed via dock?

Is it possible to interact with the files you have in the downloads folder directly via the dock? So think you've downloaded a file, you want to right click and select "open with...". If I ...
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How can I figure out why Applications will NOT add to Dock?

I'm using the instructions from this question: How do I add my Applications folder to the dock? In Finder, right-click on Applications on the Sidebar and select: Add to Dock to add Applications to ...
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Macbook Pro docking station - backward compatibility?

I have a 15" 2015 Macbook Pro issued to me by my workplace. I also have a 13" 2020 Macbook Pro for personal use. The 2015 has Thunderbolt 2, and the new one has Thunderbolt 3. I have a ...
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DELL WD15 DOCK with Macbook Pro 2018 - max resolution issue

I am the owner of a DELL WD15 Dock and a Dell U3818DW monitor. I bought the dock to quickly switch between both of my macbooks.... But seems happen to not work as I'd like to. On my Macbook Pro 2017 ...
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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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Struggling to troubleshoot permanently crashing Dock, Mission Control, Launchbar

Background: I need help troubleshooting this very bizarre bug that I can't figure out. This is on macOS 10.15.6 (before and after the most recent supplementary update) on a 2020 16" MBP. The only ...
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Is there a way to prevent apps from staying in Dock after quitting?

Certain OSX apps seem to have a tendency to stick around in the Dock, even though there's no user-facing setting to prevent this behavior. Is there a defaults command that prevents apps from enabling "...
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2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2) output to Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I have a 2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2), and I want to output to a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station. The new dock is connected to 2 monitors. Seems like what I need is a male to male Thunderbolt2 to ...
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How do I increase the size of the icons in a list stack?

When adding a folder to the dock to make a stack, I like to view it as a list. The only problem is, the size of the icons is too small. I know there is a way to change the size for the grid stack, but ...
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Python launcher Icon every time a script runs

I've had a MacBook given to me from work for over a year now and recently I got a new mac and every time I launch a python script the python launcher icon appears in the mac dock. However, in the old ...
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Change Finder Icon in macOS Catalina without rebooting?

On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in Catalina anymore, even if ...
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How to keep top bar on primary visible when running full screen application on secondary display?

If I run fullscreen application, such as game on my external, secondary display, dock and top bar disappears from my primary display. They don't reappear until I close or minimize my fullscreen ...
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MacBook Pro 2020 with 2 x Dell U2518D monitors

I looked thoroughly, but could not find a configuration for the 2020 MBP. Here is the setup: 13" MacBook Pro 2020 (2 x USB-C ports) 2 x Dell U2518D monitors (not Thunderbolt-equipped) I tried ...
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Automatically hide and show the dock is greyed out, how to reactivate the option?

I have been using macOS Catalina since its release but today the Dock suddenly refuses to hide. In the preference pane, the Automatically hide and show the Dock option is greyed out. I have tried ...
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Unhide dock on fullscreen apps faster (with mouse)

I'm a new Mac user and I'm currently MacOS Catalina. My question is how to unhide the dock on fullscreen apps without having to drag the mouse a lot further down than usual to get the dock. It doesn't ...
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Mojave disable download bouncing in dock? (no-bouncing doesn't work)

I'm trying to disable all bouncing on the dock and have used in past versions of MacOS $ defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE $ killall Dock however this is not stopping the newly ...
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Diagnosing macos locking up when external displayport monitor connected

Whenever I connect my MBP to an external monitor via a DisplayPort cable the OS pretty much locks up. I have a new 2020 13" MBP running Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101). I'm trying to connect it to an ...
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Windows Dissapear in Mission Control (Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5)

Windows will shrink/reduce to nothing while using the Mission Control feature. This applies to both the button and the three finger gesture. No other workspaces are open, and I have attempted to both ...
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16" MBP is detecting 2 displays as one, mirroring them

I want 3 independed, extended monitors. The retina on my MBP and 2 displays. In my current setup this isn't working as expected. I have 2 DELL2415 connected via a dock, but both are mirrored, while ...
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Can't find a way to place an app in Launchpad

I've dragged the app into both Applications folders. I've tried to drag it onto the Launchpad icon in the Dock. But that didn't do anything. The only thing that worked was making an alias and then ...
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How do I move Finder icon location in the dock?

The Finder icon on the dock seems to be locked to be the first one. I would like to have a few other application icons to the left of the Finder icon, but click-and-drag doesn't work for it. What the ...
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How to disable the “Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac” notification?

So I have a 2019 Macbook Pro connected to a Caldigit TS3 Plus dock. Connected to that I have a Magic Trackpad 2 via USB cable (to charge it). It is a Bluetooth device. Every time I connected my MBP to ...
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See the number of open windows for an app in the macOS Dock

I have multiple Google Chrome windows open at a tune. How can I see the number of open windows in the Dock? I'd like to add something like a second indicator under the app's Dock icon. Also, I'd ...
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How do you prevent launched apps from taking focus?

I often launch large applications that take many seconds to finish launching. I will click their icon in the dock or launch them from the terminal, and go on with my life. Then seconds later when the ...
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How to remove additional vertical line from dock created by Automator app

Can you help me by telling how to remove vertical line from dock created by Automator App. As you told that we can create it by following this process but i want to know how to remove it. Using ...
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Show hidden application window on dock icon click

I have three screens and use multiple Safari windows. Often times I have one window open on my side screen & one on my main one. When I minimize Safari on the main screen clicking at the dock icon ...
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Can an app window be minimized by clicking its Dock Icon?

Something that bothers me as Windows user on OS X is that I can't minimize an app window by clicking the dock icon of the application. Is there a hidden setting for enabling this behavior or a utility ...
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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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how can I prevent conflict of wifi and ethernet

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro—retina, no touchbar, 13", two USB-C ports. I have a USB-C 'dock' with HDMI and three USB 3 ports. I want to use hardwired Ethernet to offload the wifi, but I don't want to ...
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Finder not showing toolbar and sidebar sometimes

I'm running OS X 10.8.2 with TotalFinder. Recently, when launching Finder from dock stacks—for instance, the Downloads folder—by clicking the "Open in Finder", the toolbar and sidebar are both hidden ...
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How to add a quick-launch icon in my Dock for a program I've downloaded?

I've downloaded jmeter and put it in my Applications folder. I've made it executable. I can cd to /Applications/apache-jmeter-2.11/bin and can run it in a terminal with $ ./jmeter or by double-...
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My application specialized icons no longer show in Dock. Instead it is showing default icons in the dock

Recently Application-specific icons are not appearing in the dock. Instead it's showing the generic icon for many apps I'm running. The icons for many apps is this. Why are my app-specific icons no ...
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“Keep in dock” option missing for a specific app

Am trying to get rid of this app from my dock, I've tried the following commands but nothing worked: defaults delete com.apple.Dock contents-immutable && killall -HUP Dock defaults delete com....
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How does CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock support two displays from one USB-C port?

According to the FAQ for the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, two different monitors can be connected in extend mode through the single USB-C port. How is this possible if MST is not supported? Why ...
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Prevent macOS Messages.app from quitting when I close its window?

I use a very specific workflow with the Messages app on the Mac: Read my messages Close the Messages window with CMD-W Messages app is still running When a new message comes in, CMD-Tab to the still-...
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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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Group/separate dock icons for applications that are running

Is it possible to move all the dock icons for applications that are currently open/running to one side of the dock? e.g. when an application is opened, it gains a dot AND moves to the left side of the ...

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