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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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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Activity Monitor suddenly showing all cores in Dock icon

After upgrading my MBP from Mavericks to Yosemite, the "CPU History" option of the Activity Monitor only showed one aggregate graph. After reinstalling Yosemite from scratch, I suddenly have 8 tiny ...
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Problem in defaults command when adding app with blanks in name to dock

I would like to add an app to my dock via a command. I'm able to add an icon to the dock when there are no blanks in the path. I get an error message when I have a blank in the path. The command ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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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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dock folders - how to view list/grid/fan on hover & open in finder with 1-click

I feel that its slowing my productivity, to have to click on the dock folders to see the list of contents. Are there any apps or tweaks that will enable me to view the contents automatically when ...
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Run AppleScript in background without showing in app switcher?

Is there any way to run an AppleScript command (which runs infinitely) completely in the background without any icon showing in the dock or app switcher (⌘+Tab)? For example, hiding the AppleScript ...
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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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How do I prevent icons from being added to the dock?

Our IT department pre-loads a utility for remote management, no problem there. However, the utility is automatically added to the dock every 30 minutes, even after Keep in dock is manually unchecked, ...
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Show Downloads folder on the Dock as fan instead of opening immediately

I am trying to get the Downloads folder on my dock in the Fan view, as seen in this picture: However, when I click on the folder, the folder immediately opens instead.
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Is there any way to change the mac dock's position with a keyboard shortcut?

I don't think there are default shortcuts for that. But I assume you could make one using AppleScript or other automation programs. I found this post from 2012 asking the same question. I tried ...
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Dock preferences not saved

Ive been rattled out of my mind for the past few days. What started the issue was a random kernel panic that rest all my dock settings. initially i thought it would be due fixed on restart, however no ...
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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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Icons disappearing from cmd+tab application switcher

When using my MacBook for a while (Sierra, 10.12.3) then using cmd+tab to switch applications, I sometimes lose application icons. In the screenshot below, it's limited to Chrome but multiple ...
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How do I put the dock on the top (external) monitor in a dual monitor setup?

I have a dual monitor setup with a MacBook Pro (Retina) 13" and 24" external Dell monitor (via DVI). I am using the MBP as the bottom monitor of the setup, and want to be able to use it primarily for ...
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Why do all other windows minimize when I open a window from the dock?

Clicking an app icon from the dock causes all other windows onscreen to minimize. Is this intended? Is there a way to configure it so selected app's most recent window gets placed on top without ...

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