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The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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Incorrect folder icon in Dock on Mac OS

I have two APFS encrypted volumes on my internal disc (BOOT and FILES). I have external APFS encrypted volumes and I would like to add some folders from those on MacOS Dock. The internal and external ...
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How do I find all the possible plist fields for com.apple.dock?

In macOS, ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist is the location for the Dock's settings. Apple has documentation for this plist at https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/dock, ...
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Is it safe to connect my Samsung monitor thunderbolt port to HP laptop dock station thunderbolt port?

I have a Samsung monitor which has a thunderbolt port with 85w label on it. Currently I connect it to my HP laptop dock thunderbolt port and video display is working fine. But I believe both of them ...
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Is there a better solution to the annoying Dock than this delay hack in Terminal?

defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 2; killall Dock This Terminal command keeps the dock from popping up instantly, adding a 2 second delay (the -Float 2 portion). This allows me to ...
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Multiple power-adapters on Dell XPS 9500

I have the 2020 Dell XPS 9500 with the WD19TB Thunderbolt dock. The laptop can be powered by the dock alone or it can be powered by its own power supply. I have been running it fine with just the ...
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HDMI through USB-C

I am trying to connect an HDMI monitor to USB-C port on my computer so that I can have dual screens. The port is SuperSpeed USB Type-C and the HDMI monitor standard is HDMI 1.4. I am using a dock. No ...
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Thinkpad E14 + Thinkpad usb-c Gen2 dock + 4k LG 85Hz Monitor issue

I'm an arch-linux user, but this issue is the same on Ubuntu, but is working on Windows. I'm looking for help in trying to solve my issue, I can provide logs, configurations that are needed on request ...
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Ubuntu Linux: How can I remove the double icon in the task bar of Cairo dock when calling a Java based program (jar)?

I want to assign an icon to SoftSqueeze (a software radio based on the Logitech Squeezebox, written in Java) in Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome 3. I created a .desktop file in ~/.loca/share/applications: [...
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Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 works with ThinkPad T440 to project the displays?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 that works well with my ThinkPad 480 to connect my dual monitors. I have another Lenovo PC, ThinkPad T440 and want to connect this to my Dock as well. However,...
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Phoenix hub type-C 9 in 1 is not working properly

I recently bought the following product: http://www.phoenixtechnologies.es/?mod=ampliar&act=ficha&val=PHHUBTYPEC9IN1 with the following connections: I have just connected it to a Windows PC ...
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Is there a way I can drag and drop files to applications in the dock using Gnome desktop environment?

I am using the Gnome desktop environment and I see that it is lacking a lot of features that I think are not so hard to implement. One of these features is the ability to drag and drop files to ...
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How to hide macOS menubar even if the cursor is on top of screen?

There is a setting in System Preferences, and it can automatically hide and show menubar, when the cursor is in top of the screen, the menubar will showing, Is there a way to hide menubar, and even if ...
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MacOS Dock disappears and background black when connecting monitor

My dock disappears as soon as I connect my display. The Dock process is killed. When I disconnect, the Dock process becomes available. ➜ ~ killall Dock No matching processes belonging to you were ...
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How to remove the separaor in dock macos Catalina?

dock I used the script below and successful removed the finder icon and trash icon in dock, but there has a separator in the right, is there any way to remove this separator in mac? im using catalina ...
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Using MS USB Keyboard and Mouse becomes erratic

When I have the USB plugged directly into the laptop I have never had a problem but I wish to plug it into a USB C dock. When I do it works fine some time, hours, and may become erratic, i.e. unable ...
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Black booting screen on Mac Mini using Dell D6000 dock

Details I have Mac Mini (late 2014) running macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and recently bought Dell D6000 dock. I connected 2x Dell U2715H monitors using DP ports to the dock, installed all necessary drivers (...
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What does the thin line on my macOS dock designate?

What does the line between FaceTime and my VPN app indicate? I notice that I can bring some apps from one side to the other but not vice versa. I am running macOS 10.14.1. Thanks!
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Docking laptop without sleep

Is there a setting or a procedure that allows me to dock a laptop and close it's lid (or close and dock) without it going to sleep? No matter what I do, the laptop wants to go to sleep when the lid ...
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Using a Dell TB16 on a computer without USB-C

I own a dell TB16 dock. This dock is attached to my laptop via usb-c. Now, I would occasionally like to attach an older laptop (older as in: from 2015, right before USB-C was by default integrated in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to specific app in OS X

In Windows, I can switch to an open app, or an app that has a shortcut pinned to the taskbar, using the shortcut Win+{num}, where num is the index of the app in the taskbar. For example, if I've ...
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Binary file in the dock as application

I have installed qutebrowser in /usr/local/bin/qutebrowser and would like to add it to my dock. What's the right process for adding a binary to the dock, as if it was an application?
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Make The Dock And Menu Bar Appear Quickly In Full Screen Mode?

I have run commands in terminal to make my dock re-appear quicker than default so now it re-appears instantly. In full-screen mode, it doesn't appear quickly like non-full screen mode does. How can ...
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Install groovy console on Mac and make it runnable from dock

How can I install and run Groovy console/IDE from the dock on Mac Sierra?
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File Location of Doc Shortcuts in Mac OS

Where are the files that represent the shortcuts on the dock located on the hard drive of a Mac OS computer?
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How to maintain iMac dock settings on network computer?

So I use this school iMac computer often, and it requires me to log into the school's network system. I like my dock icons large and magnified whenever I hover the mouse over them, so I changed these ...
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Not every screen works on a Dell Dock WD15? (via HDMI)?

This is the situation: Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9560 Laptop connected to a Dell Dock WD15 over USB type C. I have an external monitor (Iiyama) connected via HDMI (via the docking station). It has ...
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How can plug 2 external monitors in 1 USB-C?

I want to have 2 external monitors showing different workspaces. I don't want to replicate screens. Is this possible with 2 HDMI displays? I found this dock: Asus Universal USB-C dock solution ...
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macOS window minimization time modifying

I have a problem finding the file where the time for minimizing a window is written. I modified the time for my dock to disappear with the command to make the dock hide and come up in 0 time, so ...
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Where are the Discord notification settings located?

I'm trying to locate the notification settings for the macOS Discord app; specifically I'm trying to disable the app icon badge. I've been asking about the badge in another question, and one of the ...
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Place direct shortcut to folder in dock

I am using Mac OSX El Capitan (version 10.11.5) for the first time (I have never used a Mac before, but am familiar with Windows). I want to add a shortcut to a folder in the dock, but all I can do ...
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Adjust width of spacer between Mac OS dock icons

Many of you might know that it is possible to add a spacer to the Mac OS dock icons with: $ defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}' $ killall Dock But ...
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Remove Dock of apps no longer using a window, but still running

How can I keep the OS X Dock clean of unused apps? Let's say I open an image with Xee. After closing the window, Xee's icon is still shown in the dock. Is there a chance to see only the icons of ...
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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 instead ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...