Change the Dock Settings on a Mac

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to go over some of the settings for the dock in Apple OS X.

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Steps

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    To get to the settings menu, right-click the vertical line
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    It is located on the bottom-right side of the dock. A pop-up menu will appear.
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    In the menu, click "Turn Hiding On"
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    This will make your dock go down to the bottom of your screen until you move the cursor to the bottom.
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    When you move the cursor to the bottom of the screen, the dock will reappear
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    Right-click the vertical line again
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    You can click "Turn Magnification On" or "Turn Magnification Off"
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    Magnification is a scrolling effect that makes the icons increase their size as you move the cursor over them.
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    You can move the cursor to "Position on Screen"
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    The dock can appear at the bottom, on the left side, or on the right side of the screen.
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    For this tutorial, let's click "Left"
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    The dock will show up at the left side.
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    Right-click the vertical line again
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    Move the cursor to "Minimize Using"
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    You can change the minimization animation. In this menu, you can click either "Genie Effect" or "Scale Effect".
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    To get to more options, you can click "Dock Preferences..."
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    Clicking "Dock Preferences" will take you to the system preferences menu for the dock. This menu allows you to make all of the same adjustments with a little more customization.
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    Let's click the vertical line again
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    Click "Turn Hiding Off"
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    This will turn off the hiding feature.
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    You can click and drag the "Magnification" value slider
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    You can also click and drag the "Size" value slider
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    This will change the general size of the dock.
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    If there's an item you want to remove from the dock, you can right-click the item
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    Then, move the cursor to "Options"
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    In the expanded menu that appears, click "Remove from Dock"
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    The item will disappear from the dock.
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    If there's an item you want to show up in your dock, click the "Applications" icon on the lower-right side of the dock
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    This icon looks like a folder.
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    For this tutorial, let's click "Adobe After Effects CC 2015"
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    Once the "Adobe After Effects CC 2015" folder opens, click the Adobe After Effects 2015 program to load it
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    Right-click the "Ae" icon at the bottom on the right of the screen to reveal a menu
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    In the menu, move the cursor to "Options"
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    Click "Keep in Dock" in the expanded menu that appears
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    From now on, this program should appear in the dock area.
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That was how to change your dock settings on the Mac. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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