Dock Question

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Robert4, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2012

    Is there any way to have some (small) text underneath the icons in the Dock
    to say what each is ?

    Other than uBar, any way to have a second Dock strip ?

  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2009
    Not that I am aware.

    The Dock is kind of meant to be a minimalist quick launch bar.

    You would generally only put the things you use daily in the dock, and use Spotlight, Finder or a variety of Menu Bar App Launchers to launch the less frequently used apps. The thing is, any app will be added to the Dock while it is running to enable quick switching to that app, so you don't want too many icons cluttering the Dock to leave room or the running apps.

    You can also drag the Applications folder from Finder onto the Dock, put it over on the right side near the Trash (careful not to drop it in Trash). Then, click the Applications dock icon and a grid, list, or fan\stack of apps will be displayed. Grid will give you icon + name, list will give you a small icon + name.

    You can change the size of iDock cons in System Preferences, or by using trackpad or mouse click and slide in the space between the right side (Trash, etc) and the app icons. Making them smaller leads more room for the ones added when you launch more apps.

    I take it from a couple of posts, you are new to Mac. I would recommend taking advantage of the free Mac workshops in Apple Stores. Start with the beginner, and work your way up. And go back a few times, each time the instructor will tailor the class to participants and you will learn something different.
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2012

    Good advice.
    Will try to. Sure is a lot to know; quite different from Windows, for sure.

  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    Actually, if you hover your cursor over the icon, text will pop up telling you the name of the app.
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    DragThing would be the perfect solution, were it not for the fact that it has been sunset by the developer.

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