The Dock is one of the important features of the Mac OS X operating system. Apple. It makes using a Mac that much easier and simpler. The latest version of the operating system has seen changes in the behavior of your Dock when multiple monitors are connected to the computer.
In this article, we will investigate how to move it to another monitor. We will also brush up on the basics of multi-monitor setup.
Mac and many monitors
Mac laptops have had a lot of monitor support for a long time. Nevertheless, Apple It has changed the way you organize them and what you can do with them over the years. Some features are introduced only to be removed after one or two versions, while others are locked and fixed from time to time.
For example, the menu bar that used to be shown only on the main monitor. However, with the introduction of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, your Mac will start showing it on every monitor you connect to. The bar will only be active on the monitor that is currently active, while it will be grayed out on another monitor.
With the introduction of OS X El Capitan, you can now move the Dock to the secondary screen without changing the settings on the main screen. All later versions, including Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave, support this feature.
How to move the spring
Moving the Dock to a non-primary display on a Mac laptop is very easy. This method is identical for Mavericks, El Capitan and all newer versions. If you're running Mountain Lion, Lion, or an earlier version of OS X, you're out of luck when it comes to this little feature.
This is how you can use it:
- Move the mouse or touchpad to a non-primary monitor. If you have three, four, or more displays connected, move the cursor to one of them.
- Move the cursor to the bottom of the screen, approximately to the position where the Dock will appear on the Mac screen.
- Wait a few seconds for the Dock to appear below your cursor.
- The dock is now active and ready to use on this monitor.
Remember that you can use this method to move the Dock to any monitor you choose by simply repeating these steps.
There is a lot of speculation about why the Dock does not appear automatically when you move your mouse cursor or touchpad to a non-primary screen. Our opinion of this is that Apple He decided it was about making the user experience smoother and less visually disturbing.
In this way, you can always call the Dock when and where you need it in seconds. You don't need to think about where the Dock is or what its main look is now. Similarly, the Dock doesn't jump at you when you move to another view. Instead, he waited patiently at the bottom until necessary.
How to change the main screen
As we do so, we could also polish ways to adjust and change the main look on the Mac. Remember that the steps and options available may have changed slightly over time and between all versions of OS X released over the years. However, the process remains largely the same. Here's how to change the main screen in Mac OS X:
- Click on Apple The menu.
- Go to System Preferences.
- Now click on Display.
- When the Display section opens, you should click on the Arrangement tab.
- Click the white bar at the top of the icon on the main screen and drag it to the view you want to set as primary.
If you want to adjust the screen, you can drag the screen icon until it matches the settings from left to right of your physical monitor. When you select a screen and start moving it, a red border will appear around the icon and the actual monitor screen.
Another thing to remember is that, since the introduction of the Mavericks version, all monitors have a menu bar. However, this is used to designate the main screen in the Display settings.
Expand your main view
Mac OS X also allows you to expand the main screen to an external monitor. Is that how it works:
- Click on Apple The menu.
- Select System Preferences.
- Click on Display.
- If checked, uncheck the Display Mirror checkbox.
Some people think yes Apple The decision to make the Dock look smooth when needed greatly improves the user experience. On the other hand, some users find it confusing.
What side are you on? Is this a good feature? Apple Do you need to save for a future version or something that should be thrown away? What do you think about this? Be sure to give us your two cents in the comment section below.