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How to consolidate Dock icons

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Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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Nov 19, 2012 8:06 PM

I have too many icons in my Dock, so many that I have trouble knowing what most of them are (they're just too tiny). How can I consolidate similar icons into one file?

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  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to Niku)

    You can't.

     

    Be honest, you don't need all these apps all the time. Clean up by removing the less important or seldomly used ones (drag them over the desktop, then let go).

    In Dock Preferences you can then increase the Dock size to make it workable again.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to LousyFool)

    I may add that you can drag and place the Applications folder into the Dock -> right side, near the trash bin. A right click gives you then options to configure to your liking what you see when clicking on it.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,295 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to Niku)

    You can organize the Dock somewhat by creating aliases of your applications into folders and then adding the folder to your Dock. For instance, if you have several games you like then you can create a folder called Games and add aliases to the programs in that folder. Then when you add the folder to the Dock it will appear as a stack that will open as a list, grid, or fan, that will allow you quick access to all of the contained aliases.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:40 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)

    Pretty cool idea - admittedly, I haven't thought of that. (Well, then I don't use that many apps on my Macs... )

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