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mrbofus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

One of the marquee features of OS X 10.9 is that the dock is now present on all screens ( http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/#multiple-displays ). 

 

That doesn't seem to be the case for me.  I have a mid-2011 27" iMac with two external monitors; the dock only shows on what was designated as the main monitor under OS X 10.8, the center one.  The other two displays don't ever show the dock, even if that's the active monitor. 

 

Doing a "killall Dock" in Terminal doesn't fix the issue and neither does restarting the computer.

 

Anyone experiencing something similar or have a solution?


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • TheGraphic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've the same problem, plus i cannot see anything between screens. I mean, for instance if i move a folder between the screens i can only see it on one screen, so i miss half of that folder/document/wotever just doenst show up. Sorry for my english, hope it's clear.

  • irundaia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar issue. I've got a mid 2012 macbook pro 13". I can easily summon the dock on any external display (after making sure that the focus is on any window on the external display). Then my main problem arrises. The dock is sometimes stuck on this display.

     

    Even the application switcher is stuck on this display. So my guess is that for all intents and purposes OS X treats the external display as my main display.

     

    My problem however seems to be solvable with a killall Dock terminal command, but still it is undesirable. Especially since this was the sole reason why I was so anxious for the release of mavericks.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,645 points)

    Do you have the Dock on the bottom? It doesn't work if on the sides.

    Also, I have noticed I have to sometimes double-bump the bottom of the screen to get it to appear. I'm not sure if this is a "feature" or not.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,645 points)

    TheGraphic wrote:

     

    I've the same problem, plus i cannot see anything between screens. I mean, for instance if i move a folder between the screens i can only see it on one screen, so i miss half of that folder/document/wotever just doenst show up. Sorry for my english, hope it's clear.

    Mission Control. Displays have separate spaces.

  • hot_spur Level 4 Level 4 (1,555 points)

    I have to hold my cursor for a few seconds on the bottom of the display where I want the dock to appear, but it only shows on one at a time.

     

    The menu bar display simultaneously on both.

  • thegooddr512 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    The dock will not display on my MB Pro screen now at all.  I have my dock set configured to the bottom of the screen and to hide when not in use.  At first it would display on either the external display or the Retina display based on whatever screen was "active" (Menu bar not grayed out), but even then it took like 5 or 10 seconds of hovering at the bottom of the screen to get it to appear.  Now it will not display at all on my home screen.

     

    Also, I like the idea of a whole separate menu bar/dock on the external display, with a separate Mission Control, but there should be some option to "link" the 2 displays in 1 mission control as well, as was the case with Mountain Lion.  I used several desktops utilizing both displays at work, and kind of have them in categories.  It was nice to swipe and move both displays' desktops in one swipe.  That functionality is gone in Mavericks as far as I can tell.  The user should have an option to use the old "linked" system, or the new one introduced in Mavericks.

  • halfface Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue on my system.

    But disconnecting one screen and only using one external Cinema Display, dock is moving around.

  • Grant Tompkins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Same problem here.

     

    I have 2 thunderbolt displays and a Cintiq plugged in and the dock doesn't like to jump between them.

  • Adrian.Ong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. The docks won't appear even when I hover my mouse on the 2nd display for 10-15secs..After going all the comments from you guys, I believe I'm doing everything right...

  • mklaman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same issue here. when i first installed mavericks, it worked but only intermittently. it has now ceased to work and the dock refuses to move to my thunderbolt display (hooked to macbook air).

     

    i have the exact same setup at work and it is working fine (for the most part).

    i did notice that on the working setup you can control+click a dock app icon and chose to display the app on specific desktops. on the setup that is not working, this is not an option.

     

    something is definitely buggy!

  • mklaman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    apple should hire me, as i just *solved* the problem.

     

    if your dock is not showing on a specific screen, goto your display settings and then go to the 'arrangement' tab.

     

    if your screens are only touching tips, like so (http://d.pr/i/brPg), you will have dock issues.

     

    move your screens so they share more of a side and it will fix your problem.

     

    enjoy!

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    mklaman wrote:

     

    apple should hire me, as i just *solved* the problem.

     

    if your dock is not showing on a specific screen, goto your display settings and then go to the 'arrangement' tab.

     

    if your screens are only touching tips, like so (http://d.pr/i/brPg), you will have dock issues.

     

    move your screens so they share more of a side and it will fix your problem.

     

    enjoy!

    While that may have solved your issue, it doesn't solve it for me.  My screens have never been arranged to just have the corners touching; they have always been set up with complete sides touching.

  • mklaman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    can you try shifting them around and giving that a shot?

     

    (ps. clearly this isn't a permanent fix either - still doesn't give options to set apps to specific desktops)

  • pillowcase_ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm also experiencing the issue of having to wait seconds for the dock to appear when putting the cursor on the bottom of the screen. This is very disruptive bug...

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