The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OSX: Add Dock icon for dedicated Terminal command

I use Mutt. I want a dock icon to launch it. Is such a thing possible? I'm looking for a way to add a second Terminal icon to the Dock which lets me launch a specific command, "mutt" in this ...
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Dock displays low-resolution icons

Recently, I've noticed that the dock has been starting to display low-resolution icons in place of the former high-resolution icons for common apps like Stickies, Word, iTunes and Preview. Looking at ...
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Mac OS X Dock - number of open windows?

There is one big issue for me with Dock in OS X - it does not shows you if more than one window is open in an application. For example, I'm browsing with Firefox and a site opens a background window ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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I want to “tab dock” any app to side (or top) of Desktop (in Windows 7)?

I am looking for something a bit different than any "dock" style app I have tried. What I am looking for is something a bit like the awesome "stick" application ...
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How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X? I really like using the drag-n-drop feature on Windows 7. (Drag a window to the edge of your screen to auto-fill half ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Add Unix Executable to Mac OS X Dock

I can't drag Unix Executables to the dock like I can with other executables. Is there another way to put them there?
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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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Replacement For Mac OS X Dock

I have been using Mac OS X Loin since two months and feel that I can't tweak the Dock much. For Example, I am unable to stretch the Dock to 100% width of the screen. My Idea is something similar to ...
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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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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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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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Looking for Windows 7 task bar style win+number key to activate apps, for Mac

I was looking around for a utility that emulates the Windows 7 effect of Win + a number key to activate an application from the position on the TaskBar matching the number. Spotlight, Quicksilver ...
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Hide an application's dock icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show/Hide Application Icon in Dock Is there any way to keep an application from displaying an icon in the dock on Mac OS X?
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Thinkpad overheating on dock

My T-410 overheats while on the dock when performing intensive tasks, such as rendering video. Is there a piece of hardware I can purchase that will actively cool the bottom of the dock? Something ...
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Increase badge size on Mac dock

Is there anyway to increase the size of the badges (like the unread mail count) on the Dock? I want the badge to basically occlude more of the icon (Without increasing the size of the parent icon)
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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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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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Sometimes, Lion apps all refuse to quit and dock freezes

I'm running OS X and recently upgraded to Lion. Since then, every so often (maybe once every three days or so), my computer gets into a state where every app refuses to quit. I can open new apps no ...
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Can Rainmeter “dock” like the Windows taskbar, Desktop Sidebar, or Google Desktop sidebar?

Well, I think that's the most succinct title I've ever had. Not sure what to say here, save for restating the question. Can Rainmeter "dock" to the walls of a display like the Windows taskbar, ...