The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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Can I add separators in the Mac OS X Dock?

I have placed too many icons in my dock. There is a separator in the Dock between Applications and the Trash. I want to add more separators in my dock for grouping, to identify groups of icons ...
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How can I differentiate between two docked applications existing on Mac OS X's dock?

I have the different versions of the same application added several times in the dock but the application icon and title is identical. I cannot change the icon or the file name because they are ...
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Mac OS X applications downloaded from Internet stuck with “circle with diagonal line” icon

After I've downloaded an application from the Internet and dragged it into my Applications folder it is shown with a "prohibited" crossed out circle icon. When I click on it the first time I get a ...
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Lotus Notes doesn't open from Dock

Ever since installing Lotus Notes on my Mac I haven't been able to properly access it from the dock. If the program is off then it will open up fine the first time but then clicking on the icon will ...
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i want to add safari to my imac dock?

I have tried right clicking, doesn't work. I have tried to drag icon once up on my dock to applications or desktop, doesn't work. basically i have to seek safari constantly open in order to easily ...
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Completely automatic hide|show dock based on which app is focused on Mac

Are there any apps that will allow me to set a preference to auto hide|show the dock based on which application is in focus? Ex: if I'm using Final Cut, i'd like to have the screen completely ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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Hidden minimizing effect in Mac OS X

Normally there are two minimizing effect in Mac OS X. Genie Effect Scale Effect There is one more effect. Which works like we flush water. or like flag like effect. (don't have proper words to ...
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How can I get an dock icon to launch a program multiple times?

I want to launch a program (Eclipse IDE, in this case), but I want to be able to launch multiple instances of it. I'm running Mac OS X 10.5. I can add a script to the dock, which does this, but it ...
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Running Application Does Not Show Up In Dock

I notice that my running applications on Mac OS X (10.5) do not show up in Dock? Even when I have icon for the application in the Dock, it does not show the 'blue highlight' when I click the ...
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How to make Cygwin shortcut stick to Windows 7 dock

I have recently installed Cygwin on a Windows 7 beta machine. Everything works great, except one little annoyance: The Cygwin shortcut (Start->All Programs->Cygwin->Cygwin Bash Shell) cannot be ...
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How to add Safari to my Dock?

My Mac mini system tray (Dock) havs so many icons. However Safari's icon is not available in the Dock. I can see the application in my Applications folder. How can I put Safari onto my Dock, so I can ...
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How Can I Set the OS X Dock to Show Instantly Instead of Waiting Half a Second in Snow Leopard?

Having a MacBook Pro 13" I find myself trying to maximize the screen real estate constantly which have led me to put the dock at the right hand corner of the screen. Now in an attempt to save a few ...
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High Level Start Menu or Dock Category Recommendations

After installing a lot of programs, my start menu on the windows and doc on mac collects to many object for visual control. So, organizing folder and placing (or installing) programs into these start ...
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Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?

I have been increasingly frustrated with the fact that you cannot expand a folder alias in the Finder "List View" via the "expand triangle" or in the dock. If I add a folder to the dock that contains ...
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What is a good app for Ubuntu that mimics RocketDock?

I'm looking for a dock application to use on Ubuntu, but suggestions are welcome for all platforms. I'm familiar with RocketDock, but don't think that it works for Linux. Any ideas?
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How to Reset Dock Items in Mac OS X

By mistake I removed 3 items from my dock. Now I want to reset all items as it was. Is there an option to do this, as I don't even know which items were removed.
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Hide Windows app icons in dock with VMware Fusion's Unity mode

Is it possible to have VMware Fusion to not show the icons for Windows applications in the dock while in Unity mode? They can often be redundant and I would love to remove them
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How many Applications can I minimize in Mac OS X Leopard?

If I minimize the application that I'm currently using, it goes to the end of the dock. How many applications can I minimize like this?
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How to remove the Dock in Mac OS X Leopard

I don't want the dock that is at the bottom of the screen. I don't want to hide it but completely remove it. How can this be done? If not possible, why not?
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Cmd-Tab suddenly stopped working, and my Dock is unresponsive, what do I do?

command ⌘+tab⇥ and my Exposé shortcuts have stopped working, and clicking/mousing over dock icons has no effect. What's wrong? What can I do to get things back?
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Change the OS X Dock background

I find that with some wallpapers, the Dock that ships with Leopard can be way too bright and stand out more than desired. How can I change the appearance of the Dock?
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OS X: adding a “force quit” to a dock menu item

I see some apps such as Thunderbird and Firefox add a "force quit" to their dock menus. where is this menu configuration stored? if it's not a simple text file change, how can I add this to other ...