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Add A Clear Spacer To The Dock – Separate Out Dock Icons

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The dock is one of the most useful items, if you are new to the Mac or have used your OS for a while you find that you tend to go to it very frequently. If you like to have items organised you may want to add a spacer. This way you can have a section of work items, a section for games and a section for all of the other items in you dock. This quick Terminal trick will allow you to add a clear, icon sized, spacer to your dock. This allows a clear separation of dock items.

To insert a clear spacer into your dock open Terminal located in Applications > Utilities. Within the window copy and paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}'

This will add one clear spacer to your dock. If you want more than one repeat the command. When you have decided how many spacers you want type the following into Terminal

killall Dock

This command will place a clear spacer within your dock. Simply drag and hold the clear spacer and place it where you want the spacer to be located.

A clear dock spacer.  Separate out your icons.

A clear dock spacer. Separate out your icons.

If you want to remove the clear spacer. Drag and drop the icon out your dock like you would if you were to remove a normal dock icon.

This is only a simple trick, however if you want to organise your dock into discrete sections, its an interesting little command.


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