Dock Separators (that are not apps)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jezthomp, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Jezthomp macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm after some dock separators that are not apps, hence that if i click them by mistake it wont try and open something and annoy me ;)

    I remember i had some before but cannot find them, all the ones i find are apps of some kind and you can click them.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    #2
    open terminal then copy/paste this in there:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
    <return>

    then enter this in terminal:

    Code:
    killall Dock

    the dock will relaunch and you'll now have a spacer that can be moved around..if you want to get rid of the space, just drag it off as normal. (or right-click the spacer then 'remove from dock')

    repeat the process if you'd like to add more spaces..



    that will make a space on the app side.. if you want to add a space on the document side, use this instead:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
    then killall Dock
     
  3. Jezthomp thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thanks for that will give it a go.

    I assume i can add multiple ones just by repeating the process?
     
  4. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    #4
    ha, yeah.. i added that to the post.. probably while you were typing yours.
     
  5. Jezthomp thread starter macrumors member

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    Any way of adding a graphic in there as well?
     
  6. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    hmm.. not that i know of but probably..

    the only way i can think of doing that is taking say a folder then renaming it 'folder.app' (or something .app).. then changing the icon of the folder..but then, if you accidentally click on it, you'll get an error popup (this app is broken etc.) that you'll have to close..

    there's probably a little app out there that will let you do it though.?
     

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