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The Dock is the primary application launcher in OS X

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Can a MAC laptop with thunderbolt 2 ports accomodate a Thunderbolt 3 dock from DELL?

I recently bought a DELL TB16 dock to use with my computer. I connect the thing using a thunderbolt 3 cable, and I get the internet, 2 screens my usb laptop plus power using only one cable. Works ...
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Dock aesthetics/look changes when placed on side of screen

When my dock is on the bottom of my mac's screen it has a 3-dimensional glass-like look like a shelf of application icons. When I move it to the side as I prefer for any dedicated Mac for audio ...
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Google Chrome constantly reappears in Dock as new app

Google Chrome keeps reappearing in my Dock as a 'new' app, on its own, every 5-20 seconds. After reaching 2 icons, it continues to appear replacing the older icon. You can see it happen around 14 ...
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Several USB hubs attached to thunderbolt port. Computer states "Not Enough Resources" for audio system. How to fix?

I have a setup where I have all externals attached to USB hubs so I can quickly switch laptops (personal/work) with just a single cable change. My problematic part of my setup is the following: 5.1 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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