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The Dock


Change the Dock's preferences?

→ Dock → Dock Preferences

System Preferences → Dock

Control-click on the Dock's divider bar and select Dock Preferences from the context menu.


Quickly resize the Dock without launching its System Preferences panel?

Place the mouse over the divider bar in the Dock; the pointer will change from an arrow to a horizontal bar with arrows pointing up and down. Click on the divider bar and move the mouse up or down to make the Dock larger or smaller, respectively.


Add a program to the Dock?

Drag and drop an application's icon in the Dock from a Finder window.

After launching an application that isn't normally in the Dock, Control-click on that application's icon, and select "Keep in Dock" from the pop-up menu.


Remove a program from the Dock?

Drag the application icon from the Dock, and drop it anywhere.


Change the Dock's location from the bottom of the screen to the left or right side?

System Preferences → Dock → Position on screen (Left or Right)

→ Dock → Position on (Left or Right)

Control-click on the Dock's divider and select Position on screen → (Left or Right)

Shift-click on the Dock's divider and move the pointer to the left or right edge of the screen


Control the magnification of icons in the Dock?

System Preferences → Dock → Magnification

→ Dock → Turn Magnification (On/Off)

Control-click the Dock's divider and select Turn Magnification (On/Off)


Make it so the Dock hides when I'm not using it?

Option--D

System Preferences → Dock → Automatically hide and show the Dock

→ Dock → Turn Hiding (On/Off)

Control-click the Dock's divider and select Turn Hiding (On/Off)


Stop application icons from bouncing when a program is launched?

System Preferences → Dock → Animate opening applications

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