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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Going from Windows 10 to Mac questions [duplicate]

So I have been a web developer for years and have always used Windows with either Virtual Boxes or local network Linux servers for development. I recently brought a MacBook Pro as my new Laptop (...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

System Preferences Badge remains after upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Just upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS 10.15.4 (Catalina) from macOS 10.14.6. Everything went well AFAICT, except a badge remains on the System Preferences Dock icon. I go into the Software Update ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

What do numbers in red circles mean on launcher icons?

What do these numbers mean on Mac? I am on an iMac running Catalina.
2
votes
2answers
485 views

Lock vertical resize of the dock in Mac OS X

I can't find a way to make my dock only resize horizontally when new apps appear. Currently when one does, the whole dock shrinks vertically and expands horizontally. Is there any way to only expand ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to lock the size of the Dock?

My dock is positioned on the right. As I launch/quit/minimize applications, the width of the dock is always changing. This behavior either makes the dock overlap my maximized windows (maximized via ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Thunderbolt 3 - Not delivering power when Macbook sleeps

I'm using CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock with a 13" 2020 MacBook Pro. Everything is working nicely, except that when the Macbook goes to sleep, the dock does too, and I can't wake the Mac using ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Dock moves to either bottom of main screen OR left of second screen - can't do left of main screen

I'm running macOS Catalina on a Late 2014 Mac mini. Up until now things have been fine with the Dock (apart from it moving around unexpectedly sometimes). However, when I started it up again, the Dock ...
28
votes
2answers
20k views

Stop dock moving between monitors while moving mouse to the bottom of screen

We know why it is moving: Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor? Now, how can we stop it? Some terminal command or even paid software?
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Macbook Pro not waking up on click (external monitor and thunderbolt dock)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287) Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 I have a macbook pro plugged into an external monitor via a thunderbolt dock (I believe this one). ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Dock Question - Application folders with the Applications

I know this may be sacrilege but the OCD monster in me really would like to create application folders on the left side of the dock and have them fan out when I wanted to use them. For example, ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Which Thunderbolt dock should I buy for MacBook Pro13 late 2011, running High Sierra 10.13.6

My MacBook Pro includes 2 USB2 ports and 1 Thunderbolt port. The USB ports are becoming a bit unstable (according to a music software I'm using). I've never used the Thunderbolt port, so assume it ...
47
votes
1answer
13k views

Unable to add Visual Studio Code app's icon to macOS Dock

I had Visual Studio Code app's icon in my Mac's Dock before, but I can't put it there again. I tried dragging and dropping the app bundle from the /Applications folder, but the icon doesn't land in ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to show dock on all monitors in Catalina?

I have my dock on the right side of the screen, but it only appears on my designated primary display. How can I have it so that it displays on all screens instead? Nothing I've seen online seems to ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

Blank dock, command+tab menu icon for application - RubyMine 7.0

I'm having a problem with the application icon for Jetbrains' RubyMine 7.0 not showing up in the dock. This used to work just fine before I cloned/renamed the user accounts on my Mac, running ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

MacOS Dock remains visible in fullscreen

I'm trying to solve a problem that's been bothering me for at least a couple of years: MacOS dock remains visible in fullscreen apps. After switching to a fullscreen-mode app Dock won't disappear ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

How to remove open documents from the dock in Mac OS Catalina

My dock in Mac OS Catalina shows icons for all open docs in my open apps (Finder, Word, Skim,...) If I right click on any of these apps and press "Hide" the doc icons disappear from the dock, but the ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Dock not restarting after killall Dock

I recently needed to restart my dock in the terminal via killall Dock as I have done many times before. However, after doing so, the dock did not restart and my wallpaper is black: This is very ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

Mission Control not working after system upgrade to macOS Sierra

Today I had changed my MacBook Pro early 2011 hard drive for a SSD, and did a clean installation of macOS Sierra. Everything is working like a charm, except for the Mission Control, when I try to ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

Immutable/Locked Dock Position

As discussed in this Q&A, as of Mojave, Apple has deprecated the ability to lock the dock to one specific screen/position, e.g. the key position-immutable is deprecated. This question is asking ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Weird pill shaped icon in the dock

I have noticed a pill shaped object in my dock. When moving the doc it stays in the same place. Restarting didn't resolve the issue. Does anyone have an idea what this object might be and how I can ...
2
votes
2answers
119 views

The full list of available options of Dock

If I want to change some Dock preferences (for example delay before appears of Dock) I should type in terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0.1; I tried to find all available ...
30
votes
11answers
35k views

Missing icons on macOS Sierra

I'm on macOS Sierra and I have been losing icons randomly, as you can see below, the Adobe Illustrator folder does not look like it should. This also occurs in the Dock: FaceTime (left of iTunes) ...
6
votes
3answers
11k views

Why (else) would my Calendar icon have a red badge (with numbers) on it?

Supposedly, the red badge that shows up on the Calendar icon in the app switcher (and the Dock, if anyone still uses that) represents invitations that you've not dealt with. That's a nice theory, but ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Is it possible to automatically show apps which are installed to “~/Applications” in the system's “Applications” folder?

Some applications are not installed to the usual root "Applications" folder, but to the one inside the user's home directory. They then don't show up when I click on the Applications folder icon in ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
55
votes
3answers
60k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

What does the Finder or browser icon marked “From Mac” in my Dock mean?

Sometimes this appears in my Dock: I've seen it with Finder and Chrome icons as well. When I click on it, it brings the app to the foreground. Sometimes, it says "Handover failed" or something ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Background Flashing to Black and Dock Gone

I've had a problem recently with my Macbook Pro 2015 whereby the background continuously flashes between the background image and black. Additionally, according to the activity monitor and crash ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

External monitor blinking

I have Apple Cinema Display connected to MacBook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.4). For connection, I'm using Dell WD15 dock station. The problem is that the external monitor blinks every 5 seconds (i tried ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Docking station for MacBook Pro and HP Probook 430 G6

I am trying to find a compatible dock to work on BOTH my 2018 MacBook Pro and my laptop HP Probook 430 G6. I am running 2 additional HP monitors, mic aux, keyboard & mouse,jabra usb. I would like ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

App keeps bouncing in dock w/ user 1 but opens w/ user 2

At the moment I’m running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Is it possible to open a app between two different user accounts? Issue I’m having: I log into account 1, click on the app on the dock, bounces, and ...
4
votes
2answers
658 views

Hide the dock in Mission Control and Launchpad?

I am really fed up with the Mac OS Dock showing in Mission Control and especially Launchpad. Is there any way at all (even if I have to program it myself) to hide it in Mission Control and Launchpad ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Is there a way to show if I have more than one Google Chrome window open in the Dock?

Yes, I know I can use tabs, but there are times where I will need to open a new Google Chrome window. Unfortunately, I have bad memory and I always forget that I have a second Chrome window opened. ...
3
votes
0answers
68 views

In Catalina, how do I grant permissions to applications that haven't asked for them?

I used Fluid to create a Gmail app that would show my unread mail count in the dock. After upgrading to Catalina, the app no longer shows a badge in the dock, and I believe this is because it doesn't ...
2
votes
3answers
678 views

Catalina recent items stack in dock no longer working

I have been using a stack of recent items in my dock for some time now, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to macOS Catalina, I've noticed that the stack has disappeared from my dock. ...
0
votes
2answers
246 views

Make Launchpad Appear on screen with mouse

If that's not possible, then a way to trigger the Dock on the screen with mouse without moving my cursor to the bottom of the screen is also an acceptable solution (I know that the launchpad appears ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Sorting files in dock folder

I'm runninγ macOS 10.15.3 (Catalina) and have noticed this behavior. I have my documents folder in the dock with the following options: Sort by: Kind Display as: Folder View content as: List The ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Hold touchpad to right click on Dock disable

I am trying to disable the feature on a mac that brings up right-click like options (the same as you get with control click) when you click for more than a second or two on an icon in the dock. I ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Why Mac Handoff shows the model of my iPhone so weirdly?

My Mac's dock has been showing the Handoff option very weirdly for around 6 months now (can't remember if it was already like this before Catalina). Is this normal now, aka does this happen on ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 not supported by iPhone XS Max

I just bought an iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 (08/2019 says on the box) and I want to use it with my iPhone XS Max, but I get the error: This accessory is not supported by this device iPhone ...
2
votes
1answer
885 views

Dock freezing and right click and expose doesn't work

I don't know why, but there are some very strange problems with my system. At times, the right click will stop working on both the mouse and trackpad, only ctrl+click will work. At the same time when ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Application icon keeps reverting to generic/default icon

I changed the icon of my Google Chrome application by going to the application -> get info -> clicking on the small icon in the top left of the window it opens -> pasting the new icon. It works, the ...
11
votes
2answers
9k views

Why is the 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Separate MacOS Dock positioning on different displays [duplicate]

I've got two displays arranged like so: I'd like my dock to appear along the bottom of my primary (horizontal) screen but show on the left of my secondary (vertical) screen. Is there any way to do ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

How to make an alias link to a Windows server folder

On our server (windows 2012) we have a folder for Scan files called server/scans/(username). I know how to setup link from windows PC so that user can access the scans. How do I setup the same thing ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

What happens if I plug a power delivery dock to my Mac Mini?

I need to use a dock for two displays from my MacBook and Mac Mini. The issue is the constant plugging and unplugging. I am considering getting the Kensington SD2400T Thunderbolt 3 Docking station for ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I use a new USB C dock with an old USB A socket? Can then the PD socket be used to supply more power to the dock?

Can a new USB C dock like this for example: USB C dock with Power Delivery be connected and work with an old Macbook (or other USB A gen 2.0 or 3.0 computer) using an adapter like in the picture for ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Mission Control stopped working then Dock won't restart [duplicate]

i am using a macbook air and with yosmite os At first I could still switch between desktops, just that i could not swipe up/down to access mission control and app exposé. I tried typing in killall ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Some App Instances cannot be focused

So, assume I have 4-5 instances of an app running on different monitors (in this case, using DisplayLink Manager). Some times, some of the instances cannot be switched to anymore. When I right-click ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

How to use iCloud as a stacks folder?

I'd like to know if anyone knows a backdoor way to use the iCloud drive as a stacks folder in the dock? Like shown in this picture: Apple advisor told me that it's not possible. Another Apple ...

1
2
3 4 5
17