Add Spaces Between Your Dock Icons in OS X

Add Spaces Between Your Dock Icons in OS X

Posted by Rainey

Ok, this is a quick tip for people, like myself, that have way too many dock icons pinned.  Mine are so small now that it can be hard to see where the application I am looking for might be. Since deleting them is not an option, I can instead add spaces between icons to create some order.  

Step 1: Open Terminal and type, or paste the following:

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


Step 2: Type or paste:

killall Dock


Step 3: Drag the space to where you want it.  It can be removed by simply dragging it out of the dock, or right clicking and choosing Options > Remove from Dock.


Repeat this process to get more spaces for your dock.  Hopefully that helps you make sense of your dock and be more productive.  Please share any tips you depend on in the comments below.

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