Add A Recent Applications Folder To Your Dock With A Terminal Command

Add a Recent Applications Folder to Your Dock with a Terminal Command

If you tend to use a lot of different apps, it's nice to have a running list of your most recently used. iMore points to a nifty Terminal command that adds a recently used menu to your dock for easy access.

All you need to do is open up Terminal (Applications > Utilities), and type in:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add ‘{”tile-data” = {”list-type” = 1;}; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”;}’; killall Dock

The Dock will close and relaunch and you'll see a new item stack with recently used applications. You can also right click to see recently used documents, servers, or volumes.

How to add recently used apps, docs, and more to your Mac's Dock [iMore]


Comments

    Having problems?

    Try this:

    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

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