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Questions tagged [dock]

The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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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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Linux Mint 18.2 with cairo-dock black box when using ScreenConnect

I have Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE with Cairo-dock installed. If I remote onto the box using screenconnect and Compiz I get this (it looks fine for the user): Without some kind of compositor the dock ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I delete the Chrome App Launcher?

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 and I can't figure out how to get rid of the Chrome App Launcher. In launchpad when I long click on it and things begin to wiggle there's no X for me to click to delete it. I'...
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How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in macOS Mojave?

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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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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(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 ...