Add Spaces to your Dock Menu

Dock Spaces OSXMac used to support spaces in the Dock menu on old OS versions, but for some reason that feature has been removed in the more recent renditions. When you have a lot of apps sitting in the Dock, like I do, it can be a little cumbersome when things get crowded. So that’s why I thought I’d share this Dock Spacer method.

I stumbled upon this trick via Twitter quite some time ago and saved it (luckily). First, you’ll need to open up Terminal. Next, enter the following code and then press enter:

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

You might as well enter this code a couple times, because this will only give you one spacer. To get more spacers, continue to submit that line of code. By now though, you’ve probably noticed that nothing appears to be happening.That’s because spaces won’t show up automatically, so you’ll have to force the Dock menu to restart. You can do this by entering the following into Terminal:

killall Dock

And that about covers it. To remove the spacers simply drag them out of the dock like you would to remove any other app. The end.

Nick Winters

Nick performs web marketing and design for Wenatchee Valley College. In his spare time, he takes on freelance projects and fun creative opportunities via Pixel to Press.

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