The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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I can’t drag any of the icons in my dock in Mac OS X

I can’t drag any of the icons in my dock. I cannot reorder the icons and I’m also not able to drag the contents of a docked folder that is expanded to trash. The icons react to the drag by opening the ...
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Is there a way to set unique applications in the Dock per Desktop in Mac OS X?

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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Hidden “Icon” file not hidden in OS X Dock folder

In OS X Yosemite, I have the Desktop folder pinned to my Dock. Since Google Drive is installed and pointed at my Desktop folder, the Desktop folder has a persistent "Icon" file that I can't delete, ...
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Surface Pro 3 Dock - Blinking light, no charge

I have a Surface Pro 3 and a dock. When I attach the Surface to the dock, the indicator light blinks and will not charge the device: Steps I have taken: Ran and installed all Windows updates with ...
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What do these lines in the dock mean?

As in the picture below. I get that the dots underneath each icon are to indicate that the app is running. But what do the lines mean? Is this, as I'm inclined to think, a bug in OS X? Or do they ...
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Reconnecting a virtual keyboard

Background: At work, I use a PC laptop connected to a docking station. On the docking station, I have plugged in my Logitech G510S gaming keyboard (I utilize the hell out of the extra G keys for ...
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How to stop minimized Chrome windows opening automatically in Mac OS

I often leave a Chrome window minimized in the Dock (with something I want to read/do later, and don't want to find again, for example). In the meantime, though, I'll often click on links in emails, ...
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OS X: How to give different icons and titles to simultaneously running instances of Firefox

I often run two different instances of Firefox simultaneously. This works great, except that the various FF instances show up as identical-looking icons in the App Switcher (aka ⌘+tab), Dock, ...
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Changing the Sublime Text 3 icon in the Dock on Yosemite

I tried to change the Sublime Text 3 icon on the dock changing the Sublime Text.icns file in path /Applications/Sublime\ Now in the dock appears the default app icon (the one for apps that doesn't ...
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Mavericks Dock Lag

Im having an weird bug on my MacBook Pro. When I start the machine, the dock have some graphic lag, the same when I open and close windows. The solution is simple, just open the AutoCAD and close it ...
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Guest Account Issue (OSX 10.9.4)

I really would appreciate some help with a problem I am having with the guest account on my iMacs. I have a custom dock and settings however when I log out and quickly log back in it loads a default ...
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Dock folder popup treats .app as directory

I've dropped a directory containing my applications to the dock so I have them always 2 mouse clicks accessible similar to Windows' start menu. I now updated our application installed in this ...
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Can one put the Dock above the menu bar?

Having the menu bar and the Dock closer would eliminate a lot of vertical mouse movements. The bar also doesn't need to be so thick. Is there a way I can place the Dock above the menu bar (and, ...
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User Template in Mavericks, always has Maps and iBooks

Trying to build out an image, but the dock across all the users continues to automatically place Maps and iBooks along with it. I've checked the source dock and it's fine and exactly how I want. The ...
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The icons in my Dock is locked

Some time ago I locked my Dock, because I was annoyed by accidently dragging the icons around in the Dock. I did that by running this command: defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool ...
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How can I make pref changes via defaults command happen immediately?

There are many changes to Finder, Dock, etc. preferences that you can do with the defaults command, i.e. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes However, in order to make the ...
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Overlaying custom badge for each profile on Firefox icon on OS X

I am using profilist to switch between profiles without docking an additional icon, and I would like to be able to distinguish the icons by overlaying a custom badge on each of them, but I cannot find ...
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Mac OSX crashed and now global PATH settings seem to be incorrect

I had to hard power off my mac when it froze on the login screen after a sleep resume. After the reset it seems like any application that uses the system environment PATH to launch other processes ...
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Plank stops responding around 15 minutes on elementary OS

After some time of booting up or re-logging to my account, Plank will completely stop responding and I cannot use it at all. None of the modes 'intelligent hide', 'auto hide', 'dont hide' or 'hide on ...
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After SSD upgrade, HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, boot hangs at start while in the HP ultra slim dock. Out of dock all works fine

I've upgraded to an SSD drive. I've cloned the original, installed the new SSD internally, all works great. But when I put the system in the associated ultra thin docking station, the system hangs on ...
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Access BIOS while Latitude is docked

I have an E6420 ATG in a Dell dock / port replicator No peripherals are connected directly to the laptop, everything is connected to the dock and the lid stays closed. BIOS vA16. Peripherals are ...
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Missing Dock Icons OSX Mavericks

First off (this has been happening more and more recently) I open my MBPR 11,3 (OSX 10.9.2) to a black screen - sometimes it has a working cursor. After holding down the Power Button for 5 sec the ...
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Can't find documents when using docked hard drive

The screen on my HP Pavillion (Win8) was destroyed and I could no longer do anything on it. I bought a usb hard drive dock and put the HP Pavillion's hard drive in it. So now I am trying to access ...
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Is it possible to force replace files on iMac?

Is it possible to force replace an item that's in use? Because I'm trying to replace the dock image, but since it's always open it wont let me.
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Setting Custom Docks for ALL users in Mavericks?

I work in a domain setting where the domain is managed by Active Directory. The macs are set up with domain logins, no local profiles. I am trying to set the default dock for Mavericks. I used to copy ...
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Excel icon not showing open workbooks in dock

I have a coworker who no longer sees the options to click on open workbooks. Here's how it looks when it's working correctly: Note the Workbook1 & 2 showing up. He does not have that on his Mac. ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?

In Mavericks, Apple introduced a "feature" where if you hover at the bottom of any screen the dock pops up on that screen. This is disrupting my workflow as I am constantly having the dock pop up ...
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OS X doesn't open dock without clicking when moving mouse to the edge

I used to move the mouse to the edge where the dock is and it would open immediately. Now the mouse pointer stays stuck in the current window. I have to click and then the dock opens. How do I fix ...
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Launcher for windows which is exactly same as Mac OS X?

Is there any launcher for Windows which is exactly the same as Mac OS X in both feel and features?
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(Linux) Gnome-Screenshot & Cairo-dock

I've been trying to add a gnome-screenshot launcher to cairo dock. I would like it to generate a random filename and save the screen after I've selected the screengrab area. These are the 2 ...
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OS X Different Docks For Different Desktops

Is there anyway or is there any software out there that will allow me to have a different dock for each desktop... Meaning, I would like to only see the windows open on that desktop for that dock... ...
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Being Careful with my new Hard Drive Docking Station

I feel weird with plug-and-play HDD's. It just seems unnatural to be turning the thing on and off, switching the USB over, etc. I'm using it in a fairly variable environment - it will be connecting ...
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mac: change icon of app launched with arguments?

I launched firefox from the Terminal with some command line arguments. It appears in the doc and now I want to change the icon from the firefox icon to something else and keep it in the dock. How do I ...
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Why do apps appear in force quit but not the dock?

Why do apps appear in force quit but not the dock? Text edit is not open on my dock or Cmd+Tab but I see it Text Edit open on Force Quit. Why would it be open in Force Quit but not Cmd+Tab or the ...
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Where is the dock background image located in OSX?

Just so you know, I have seen the other similar posts, like this. Anyway, do you know where the background image is located in OSX Mountain Lion? Or at least a way to change the dock background ...
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How to detect and run custom scripts on docking / un-docking of ThinkPad?

I'd like to run custom scripts on docking or un-docking my ThinkPad X220. Obvious place is some udev rule, but what events or attributes should I use? Another option is acpi. Is it better option? ...
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Mac dock suddenly changed appearance

Randomly my Mac OSX dock just dropped down, then when it came back up it had changed from the default 3D dock to this: I have searched google for hours and no one else seems to have this issue? Is ...
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remove Mouse Over events to hide/unhide dock

I have been googling around to find a way to remove the dock on a Mac OSX Lion. However, I understand that there could be complications in retrieving minimized windows. So disabling it completely is ...
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When in VMWare Fusion (Unity view) how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop?

Running VMWare Fusion 5 under OS X 10.7. When in Unity view how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop? As shown here previous versions of VMWare Fusion appeared had an ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon

Is there anyway to disable the unread count in the Skype dock icon? I don't want want to use the Mark unread messages as read immediately option, since I want to see what I missed when I switch back ...
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Way to Stack Application Instances in OSX Dock?

I run OSX with tons and tons of application instances; so I am looking for a way to tell OSX to stack application instances in the dock the same way Windows 7 does. (blasphemy, I know) Is there a way ...
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On a Mac, can I close windows from the dock?

It is such a pain to open the window from the dock, just so I can close it. Surely there is a way to close it without opening it, and I am just missing the trick. Any help appreciated.
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Headphones override usb dock speakers

I recently needed to re-install Windows 7 (x64 pro), and everything is working great now except for one feature relating to sound. I have a USB dock which has speakers plugged into it, which I use ...
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How to move Macintosh bottom dock bar from one screen to another?

On a MacBook Air running OS X Lion, I have a dock bar at the bottom of the built in screen, how can I move this to my external screen? I've already got the menu bar moved, but the screen system ...
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any way to assign hotkeys to open minimized windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cycling through minimized windows I usually have 3-4 firefox windows, 1 macvim and adium in OSX 10.7. I like to keep only one or two windows open at a time with the rest ...
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Selecting whether to dock or quit an app

In OSX is it possible to set a preference for a program for whether it fully quits or stays running in the dock on closure of the last window? e.g. Netbeans for MAC defaults to completely quitting, so ...
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A nice program to show system temperatures in a dock bar?

Is there any nice application that shows the system temperatures in a somekind of dockbar or similar? (Windows) Preferably with this features: Real temperature (I've tried programs that shows wrong ...
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Can the Mac OSX Lion dock automatically unhide when an application icon notification bounces?

I'm surprised not to find any related questions here. I'm a first time Mac OSX Lion user at a new job, and I'm wondering if there is an internal or third-party method of causing a hidden dock to ...
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Dock takes up 4GB of memory in Lion OS

I recently purchased an iMac, and upgraded the memory to 8GB, however, my iMac has been really laggy these days, so today, I checked the memory usage. It turned out that Dock took up 3.9G of memory, ...