Macspiration Basics: Add an app to your Dock

On June 23, 2015, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

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Have you ever wanted to add an app to your Dock for quick access? If so, here are two easy ways to accomplish this.

1. Open the app. Go to your Dock and control click the app’s icon. Go up to “Options” and choose “Keep in Dock.” To remove the app from your Dock do the same process and select “Keep in Dock” to uncheck it.

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2. The second method is even easier. Drag the app’s icon from your Applications folder to the Dock. A space will be made. Unclick and the icon will appear in the Dock. To remove it from the Dock click and drag the icon off of the Dock until it turn transparent and has “Remove” above it. Unlock and it will turn into a cloud and disappear.

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It’s as basic as that!

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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Universal USB 3.0 4K Laptop Docking Station w/4K DisplayPort
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Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station
Company: Matrox
Price: £195/$249

After what seems like an interminable delay since the introduction of the high-speed Thunderbolt interface to the Macintosh two years ago, consumer-level Thunderbolt devices are finally appearing on the market. Unlike more conventional devices such as hard drives, the Matrox DS1 docking station aims to capitalise on the massive bandwidth available in the interface to provide a single cable docking connection for your portable Mac.

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A lifelong technology fan and an IT professional, David has been writing and podcasting for MyMac since 1995. In his professional life he is an expert in mobile computing, data centres, cloud services and IT security. For MyMac he is a features and review writer, a former host of the MyMac Podcast and Geekiest Show Ever podcast, and the current co-host of the TechFan podcast,

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series
Author: Robin Williams with John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Robin Williams, author of The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition has teamed up with husband and fellow author John Tollett to release the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series book.

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Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition
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The Little Mac Book is a long running series of books which many Mac users, including myself, have been exposed to when first attempting to use the Mac platform.

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Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

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A Bundle of Mac Joy!
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On December 16, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Macspiration – Customize Your Dock

On November 8, 2005, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow


Mac OSX introduced Mac users to a new way of accessing files and applications when they made the Dock part of the operating system. In my article “Macspiration – Three MORE Things A Switcher Should Know” I talk more about what the Dock is and how to add and remove items in the Dock. This article will discuss how to customize your dock even more.

First, you need to open the Dock System Preference by going to the Apple Menu and choosing “System Preferences” and then clicking “Dock.” You could also just choose the Dock Menu from the Apple Menu.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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