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How to Reset the OS X Dock to Default Icon Set

May 12, 2015 - 8 Comments
Finder of Mac OS X

The first time you login to a new user account, boot a fresh Mac, or a clean OS X install, you’ll be presented with a default Dock selection without any customizations, which includes a variety of apps depending on the Mac hardware and what software is installed. A common default OS X Dock icon set … Read More

How Change Stack View Styles in Dock for Mac OS X

Apr 5, 2015 - 7 Comments
Change the Dock Stack view style in OS X

Stacks offer a method of displaying folders or collections of multiple items in the Dock of the Mac. When clicked, the “Stack” will pop open and show the contents sprawling out of the Dock. Dock Stacks always display on the right-side of the OS X Dock and they default to contain things like the Applications … Read More

Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
Add to the Dock keyboard shortcut in OS X

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file system … Read More

Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

Oct 29, 2014 - 57 Comments
Transparent Dock in OS X Yosemite

The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D Dock, the new Yosemite Dock defaults to looking like a flatter version, much like the iOS Dock. If you long for the Dock with some … Read More

Change the Number of Apps in the iOS Dock to Get Minimal

Sep 1, 2014 - 7 Comments
Minimalist iPhone dock

The iOS Dock sits at the bottom of our iPhone, ipod touch, and iPad home screen, intended to hold the most commonly used apps for quicker launching. While it’s well known that you can customize the apps that are contained within the Dock, what’s lesser known is that you can actually reduce the number of … Read More

How to Change the Finder Dock Icon in Mac OS X

May 1, 2014 - 20 Comments
Change the Finder Dock icon in Mac O SX

The Finder smiling face Dock icon has been with Mac OS X since the very beginning, and the Finder face itself has been in Mac OS from it’s earliest origins as well. Some users may want to change the Dock Finder icon to something else for customization purposes, but the process is a bit more … Read More

Watch File Download Progress Easily in OS X from Dock or Finder Windows

Mar 5, 2014 - 8 Comments
Watch file download progress in Mac OS X

OS X includes many smaller details that can make digital life much easier, but because they’re fairly minor features, they can often go overlooked by Mac users. An excellent example of such a feature are the transfer progress indicators that are native throughout OS X, these make it extremely easy to keep an eye on … Read More

How to Place the Dock in a Corner of the Screen in OS X Mavericks

Dec 5, 2013 - 5 Comments
The Dock of OS X

The OS X Dock sits centered along the bottom of the screen on every Mac by default, and most users probably assume that moving the Dock to a new location is limited to centering on either the left or right side of the screen. It turns out you can actually have much more control over … Read More

How to Make the Dock Appear on an External Display in Mac OS X

Nov 17, 2013 - 25 Comments
Show the Dock on an external display in Mac OS X

Newer versions of OS X brought significant improvements to multi-display support for Mac users who have their computer connected to an external screen or two. One of the more helpful feature changes with multi-display support is the ability to access the Dock on any of the connected screens through the use of a simple onscreen … Read More

Get a Transparent Dock in OS X Mavericks by Disabling the Frost Effect

Nov 15, 2013 - 29 Comments
Transparent Dock in OS X

The Dock received a visual overhaul in OS X Mavericks which defaults to removing a minor transparency effect. It’s a subtle change that many users won’t even notice, but the difference is that now the content of windows, images, and items moved below/behind the Dock are no longer visible through what looks like a frosty … Read More

How to Change the Dock Color & Appearance in iOS

Nov 3, 2013 - 6 Comments

The Dock received a significant visual overhaul along with almost everything else in modern iOS versions, and though the days of the OS X look-a-like are gone, you can still customize the coloration and transparency of the Dock a bit. One option is to change the wallpaper, which has a profound effect on the appearance … Read More

How to Move the Dock Position in Mac OS X

Oct 11, 2013 - 1 Comment
Change the Mac Dock location

The Dock sits at the bottom of the screen on every Mac by default, and it will stay there unless it has been relocated either with a settings adjustment or a key modifier. If you’d like to switch the location of where the OS X Dock resides, you can easily do so with either method … Read More

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