The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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Disable Discord dock badge

I'm using the Discord app for Mac. The app icon in the dock has a red badge on it at all times. The badge looks like the ones that indicate new messages on apps like Mail, Messages, etc, only ...
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Roblox puts an icon in my Mac dock without my permission

I have a Mac with OS X El Capitan. My daughter plays Roblox on my computer. Whenever she opens Roblox, a Roblox Studio icon is placed permanently on my dock. I have to manually drag it from the dock ...
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Is there a way to keep an icon of each window separately on mac dock?

Is there a way (a software perhaps, a free software perhaps), that will allow me to keep several (the same) icons on mac dock instead of grouping all windows of one app into one icon? For example I ...
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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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Repeating WinKey on Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my Leonovo Miix 3 (with keyboard dock). Most things wok fine. One thing is driving me up the wall, I've tried all sorts. When you press and hold the WinKey down, it treats ...
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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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OSX Dock - programs that are supposedly “running” are not able to be started

I have a following situation. OSX puts a dot in a Dock under a program icon which is running. If a program malfunctions (say eats whole RAM) it can be killed by "Force Quit" command issued from the ...
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Plank modify icon wihout any duplicates

After having plank installed, I decided to modify an icon launcher (atom editor to be precise). The problem is that when I launch it, another icon appears: I have found several solutions (which ...
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What is the factory default size of the dock in OS X El Capitan?

On a fresh install this shows nothing: defaults read com.apple.dock tilesize I'm trying to set it back to it was when I installed El Capitan. I accidentally grabbed the slider and resized it.
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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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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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Mac open multiple instance of application

Mac OS X 10.6 I am new to Mac. In Windows, we used to open multiple Visual Studio or Eclipse instance and switch to each other by clicking icons on taskbar. I found this thread shows how to create a ...
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How to modify / remove the bottom bar in Mac OS X?

How can we remove the "bottom bar" (that has all the icons) in Mac OS X? : Also, is it possible to move it to the left or right side of the screen like how Windows taskbar does it? :
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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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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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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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In Mac OS X 10.6, is there a way to disable the trigger that shows the dock when the mouse is at the edge of screen?

I would still like to use the dock and toggle show/hide with the default keyboard shortcut, but just take the mouse trigger out of the equation completely. I know similar questions have been asked ...
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How do I get an Applications folder in the Dock in OS X?

I created a new user on my OS X Yosemite. This user, for some reason, doesn't have an Applications folder in the Dock, where all the applications show in nice large icons. I tried all kind of things, ...
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Downloads folder in Dock

I accidentally removed my Downloads folder from the dock. I dragged it back from Finder but it doesn't work like it used to, it's just an ordinary folder now :( Any ideas how to restore it to it's ...
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Add Dock to second monitor on Mac OS X

Is it at all possible to add a dock to a second monitor on Mac OS X? If so, how?
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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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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop I'...
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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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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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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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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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How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items?

I'm attempting to follow the instructions for pinning startup tabs in Chrome. On OS X how do I add command line arguments to items that persist in my dock?
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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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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I know how to Hide (Cmd+H) or Minimize (Cmd+M) a focused window in OS X, but I can't find a keyboard shortcut or even a menu item to restore, unhide, unminimize, or otherwise show a window that I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Snow Leopard - Add application to System tray instead of the dock

I have lots of apps in the dock right now and I wish to move some of them to the top system tray where options like Bluetooth, Spotlight, Sound, and Airport (Wifi) are displayed. How can I do this in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...