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Recent App Stack

To make a stack in your dock that shows all recently used programs go into terminal and type the following: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

If it doesn't work straight away go into activity monitor and close the dock process.

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dock doesnt come up when moving the mouse over it


Easy way to reset the dock and return it to the same way it was when new:

Delete the files com.apple.dock.plist and com.apple.dock.db from homedirectory/Library/Preferences and restart Dock. To restart Dock enter the following command in terminal:

killall Dock

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 10, 2009 | Apple Computers & Internet

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