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Is it at all possible to add a dock to a second monitor on Mac OS X? If so, how?

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Add a Dock, as in have two Docks, or move the Dock to the second monitor? – zneak May 20 '10 at 0:51
Presumably it's have two Docks, since he says "add". – Ben Alpert May 20 '10 at 0:52
Yes, add another. – Wuffers May 20 '10 at 1:25
OS X just isn't designed in a way which is friendly to multiple displays. :/ – nhinkle Dec 31 '10 at 23:24
This still hasn't happened, and sucks. Two docks seems like something simple - not for MAC. – VISQL Apr 27 '15 at 17:34
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At least not native. OS X ties the menu bar and dock to one "main" monitor and uses the second as secondary displays.

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Well, I have this app called SecondBar that (kind of) allows the menu bar to go to a secondary monitor, maybe there is something for the Dock? – Wuffers May 20 '10 at 1:42
Not to my knowledge. – Josh K May 20 '10 at 3:03
This is poor; Apple should implement this. Is the a way to request it from them? – TheBlackBenzKid Jun 2 '15 at 5:49

this will not add a second dock to your display, however it will move the dock to the second monitor. How? go to System Pref->Displays->Arrangement then move the second monitor below the main one, so when refreshed your dock appears on your second display ( notably the screen position is bottom ) hope this helps...

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If you are not too picky with the task bar being on the far right, I find setting the "position on screen" to "right" will move the dock to the second screen, WAY over to the right of my workspace. Not a BIG deal for me, some I imagine would get annoyed I would guess. For me I use the dock mostly for monitoring what my Mac is up to and use a mouse button to jump between apps. Is an option. Hope it helps!

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Dock-It gives you a second configurable dock. Not as intuitive as the Mac doc, but once you've added your items via the interface, you have a hiding dock.

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Secondbar for a second menu bar and Yahoo widget engine with WidgDock for a second customizable dock.

I love both apps – they work perfectly and are free.

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Try DragThing. I haven't used it myself in a long time, but back when I did, it could create docks with almost any layout and function you wanted. It's not exactly the Mac OS X Dock in the sense of having minimized windows and so on, but it may serve your needs.

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Depending on the version of OS X you are running (Mavericks and later), you can mouse over where the dock would be on another screen and it should appear there.

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