The Dock is a new feature introduced in OS X. It allows quick access to commonly used, open-source applications. While useful for opening your favorite applications, there are faster ways to do this, such as using Spotlight or Launchpad. If you prefer the method of opening this application, you may want to look minimalist with your Dock only showing the application that is currently open. If you want to activate this secret option, all you have to do is type a command in Terminal.
To enter a command, open the Terminal application on your Mac. You can find it in the Utilities folder of your application. Once opened, type (or copy and paste) the following instructions:
by writing com. Manzana. static dock only -bool TRUE; dok killall
After logging in, press the back key. The effect must be used immediately. Finder and Trash icons will always be there, but the apps you saved in the dock will be gone. Only currently open applications will be available. The dock now resembles an application switch that is accessible by holding Command and Tab.
If you decide to return to the standard dock, you can only change TRUE in the order to FALSE. So the instructions for returning the dock to the previous configuration are:
by writing com. Manzana. static dock only -bool WRONG; dok killall
What do you think of this dock? Would you rather show only the applications you have open? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments section below. You can also see more articles about Terminal that open hidden features on your Mac by clicking here.