Archive for November 21st, 2016

by Tom Nelson

Does your Mac’s Dock seem a bit crowded, perhaps filled with apps you seldom use? Or have you added so many document files to the Dock that every icon has become way too small, making it difficult to tell one from another? If you answered ‘yes’ to either question, then it’s time to do a bit of house cleaning and declutter the Dock.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Before you start the wholesale removal of icons from your Dock, remember that there are some Dock customizations you can perform that may let you put off making decisions about which apps need to go and which can stay.

By using the Dock Preference Pane, you can change the Dock’s icon size, add or reduce the Dock’s magnification, and decide if the Dock should be hidden, as well as a few other Dock adjustments you can make that may let you leave the population of your Dock unchanged.

If customizing the Dock doesn’t solve your space problems, it’s time to consider removing apps, stacks, and document icons from your Dock.

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