The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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Why would a SATA HDD be the only one unrecognized by a SATA dock?

I have 3 Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives. One 1TB, one 1.5tb, and one 2TB. I have a SATA dock (branded Kingwin ez-dock) and a 3.5" external enclosure from Acomdata. All 3 drives work ...
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Remove apps from upper menu bar permanently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide system tray icons on OS X Hi, I have an iMac with Leopard 10.6.6 and I'd like to remove some app from upper menu bar permanently, but I don't know how to do it. ...
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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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How can I remove the Dock in Mac OS X?

Does anyone know how to remove the Dock in Mac OS X? I was also wondering if I could move that bar to the right side of the screen.
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Pin the Dock to the top or disable it

I wonder if it is possible to pin the Mac OS X Dock to the top in Snow Leopard? I see lets of ideas on how to do this when I Google for it, and Secrets (the tweaking app) also provide it as an option, ...
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Customize the icons of folder on the dock

How can I customize the icons of the folders that are in the dock in Snow Leopard?
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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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Snow Leopard dock - when I minimize files, where do they go?

I upgraded to Snow Leopard a while ago. Recently, when I minimize files in any application the files disappear - no icon that I can find, showing how to bring to a dominant window any of the ...
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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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Windows 7 Gadgets dock?

I've got four gadgets on my Windows 7 desktop. I want them to dock against the edge of the screen, such that maximized windows don't cover them (the "Always On Top" option doesn't meet my needs). Is ...
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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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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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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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How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a neat feature where the Windows Key in conjunction with the arrow keys tiles the active window. Windows key + left arrow moves it to the left half, windows key + right arrow moves your ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows dock software with stack docklets

I'm looking for some windows dock software like ObjectDock or RocketDock that has stack docklets. eg. I could add a stack docklet icon to the main dock, and when I mouseover it, a new dock appears ...
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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 ...