The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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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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Enabling DockbarX

I installed DockbarX on ubuntu 10.04 using following command: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dockbar-main/ppa $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dockbarx but dockbar is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disappearing Dock in OS X

I have Parallels desktop for my Windows programs. Yesterday when closing Windows (XP) my dock disappeared from the bottom of my screen. I've tried various remedies including two different modification ...
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How do I move the dock to the left side of the middle screen in a 3 monitor setup?

I can only move it to the far left or far right. I found a third party program that will create a new dock and place it on the inside edges of monitors, but it only handles shortcuts, applications ...
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Make a dock icon always open a new window in OS X?

In OS X (Snow Leopard), I find that for web browsers and terminals, whenever I click the dock icon, it opens the existing window, not open a new one. Is there any way to modify the behaviour so that ...
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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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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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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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(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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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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Are there any SATA HDD to PATA Docks?

I have an oldish laptop (Acer Aspire 4710) with a SATA HDD. I wanted to extend the life of the laptop by adding an SSD drive. But I don't want to keep my data on the SDD (since it will wear out the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make X11 windows play nice with the Dock on OS X?

My dock is on the left side of my screen & by default X11 Window Manager (wants to start at the uppermost left corner & it's always behind the dock. The X11 terminal app itself doesn't do ...