Remove Recent Applications from Dock

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A Mac user's dock is a sacred place. We customize our dock to no end, and if you're ultra organized like me, you even use dock separators to group your app icons.

Apple recently implemented a feature which displays three recently used apps in the dock. For basic users that's reasonable, but for power users like us, it's an annoyance.

To remove this recent applications feature:

  1. Click the Apple menu, then choose System Preferences
  2. Click the Dock icon
  3. Uncheck the Show recent applications in Dock checkbox

I lived with this invasion of Dock privacy for far too long. Take a moment to cleanse your Dock and you'll feel much better!

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Discussion

  1. zakius

    wow, so the solution is “just go to the expected place and untick one checkbox”
    I guess this may be too much for many of mac users but I doubt they will be able to read text as long as this one either way

    I clicked this cause I was curious what kind of shenanigans, rain dances and unholy sacrifices you had to do but it turned out it was absolutely reasonable!

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