Mac Tip of The Week: Docking a Program!

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Are there programs (applications) that you regularly use that aren’t in your dock and what is the dock anyway?

The Dock

The Dock

The dock is much like the desktop in Windows. It provide shortcuts to your most used programs (applications).  When you first get a Mac, the Dock comes with a default set of shortcuts, but it is likely some of your favorite applications aren’t included.

When you open an application, you will notice that its icon will appear in the Dock. However, the icon will disappear when you quit the application.

To permanently add applications to your Dock, follow these easy steps:

1) Open the Application that you would like to add to the Dock.

2) Locate the application’s  icon in the Dock and put the cursor over it for example, the Microsoft Word Icon icon. Microsoft Word Icon

3) Right-click and then put your cursor over Options.

Dock Application Options

4) Click on Keep in Dock.

Keep in Dock Option For Application Icons

The icon will permanently live in the dock (unless you remove it) and will provide a quick and easy way to open your favorite applications!

3 Responses to “Mac Tip of The Week: Docking a Program!”

  1. Faculty Technology Development Update For Week of Sept. 7-12 « HNU Faculty Technology Development Update Says:

    […] HNU Faculty Technology Development Update A brief update to keep you in the loop on faculty development activities and accomplishments, plus a weekly Mac tip! « Mac Tip of The Week: Docking a Program! […]

  2. Daniel Ransom Says:

    You can also always just drag the application icon to the dock – that works too! Plus that way you can line the docked applications up in your own preferred order (Word next to Excel, for example, or Keynote next to PowerPoint.

  3. Faculty Technology Development Update – Convocation Edition « HNU Faculty Technology Development Update Says:

    […] Dept., for guessing this week’s tip! She emailed me about how to do this, in response to last week’s tip on how to add programs to the […]

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