Recent versions of OS X are much better at handling Mac setups with multiple displays, but many users don’t know that they can further customize their monitor configuration by moving the dock or changing which monitor is set to be the primary display. Here’s how these concepts work in OS X El Capitan.
OS X lets users “hide” applications on the desktop, which leaves the app open but removes all of its windows from view. As a result, hidden apps are sometimes difficult to keep track of, so here’s a simple Terminal command that will dim the Dock icon of any hidden app, allowing you to quickly see which apps are currently hidden on your Mac.
Do you just toss your Apple Watch on the nightstand each night to charge, surrounded by other cables and chargers? If so, check out the Spigen S350, an attractive, functional, and cheap Apple Watch stand that could make your Apple Watch charging experience a whole lot better.
The Dock provides a quick and easy way to manage your favorite apps in OS X, and once an app is on the Dock, its actual location on your Mac’s drive doesn’t really matter. But what if you need to quickly find a Dock app’s location, either to troubleshoot or uninstall the app? Instead of manually sorting through the Applications folder, here are two quick ways to reveal an app’s location in Finder.
Stacks, introduced way back in OS X Leopard, can be a great way to quickly access your most important files right from your dock. Here’s a quick and easy Terminal command to make navigating Stacks more intuitive and visually appealing.
The new dark mode in OS X Yosemite might be too dark for some users, but a dark Dock only offers a slick new look. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t currently give users the ability to mix and match dark mode elements, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Here’s how to use Terminal to hack your way to a dark Dock and light Menu Bar.
The OS X Dock is a great way to access your applications and files, but Apple insists on keeping apps and folders segregated on the left and right sides. Here’s a small trick that will let you place folders on the left side of the Dock, but there are some caveats.
Fans of “flat” 2D design may be happy with the new look of iOS 7, but when it comes to OS X Mavericks, 3D is here to stay. With the launch of the Mavericks’s GM build, it’s now clear that Apple has disabled a favorite Terminal tweak to make the Dock appear 2D.
OS X’s Dock is a key part of the operating system that has helped define the Mac experience for over a decade, and as OS X has changed so too has Apple’s implementation of the Dock. Like many aspects of OS X, however, end users can customize the Dock to better suit their tastes and workflow. Here are some handy Terminal tricks for making the Dock your own. Terminal All of these customization options rely on Terminal commands. Terminal is…