Hide Everything But Active Apps In Mac OS X

Hide Everything But Active Apps In Mac OS X
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It’s easy to hide your entire Mac OS X Dock, but what if you want to only see the applications you have open?

Image: Daniel Dudek-Corrigan

If all you want is an auto-hiding dock, that’s a simple matter of heading to System Preferences>Dock and checking “Automatically hide and show the Dock”.

But if you want to only see the apps you’re currently running, you need a little terminal wizardry.

Open up Terminal, and enter

defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool TRUE; killall Dock

The dock app will restart, and should now only show your currently running apps.

If you want to reverse the process, head back into Terminal and enter

write com.apple.dock static-only -bool FALSE; killall Dock

How to show only active apps in your OS X Dock [iMore]

Comments

  • Your reversal doesn’t work. Should read: defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool FALSE; killall Dock

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