no multiple docks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jayo123456, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. jayo123456 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Wasn't mavericks suppose to have this feature?

    I have a menubar on each of my external screens, but dock only shows on main screen.
  2. matthewadams macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2012
    Make the inactive screen active by either clicking on a window on said screen or on the upper bar.
    dock should appear then (or pop up on the bottom half if you auto-hide it)
  3. jayo123456 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    tried, still no dock on other screens.

    I have 2xCinema's hooked up to rMBP.
  4. matthewadams macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2012
    Seems very buggy or inconsistent to say the least.
    Takes me serveral attempts of clicking on the secondary screen (either background or top bar) until finally the Dock sometimes pops ups (I have it on auto-hide though)
  5. Ledgem macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    The threshold for activating the dock when hidden seems to be very high on the secondary display. In order to activate the dock on the secondary display I need to mouse down to it and then keep mousing down against the screen frame to activate it. Once the dock has appeared on the second screen then it activates again fairly easily there, but to activate it on the primary screen I need to go through the same ritual.

    As someone who only plans to use the dock on the primary screen, I don't mind this behavior. It ensures that I won't accidentally activate the dock on the secondary screen. I can imagine why it would be a hassle if you plan to use the dock regularly across both screens, though. It seems that Apple could easily fix this by offering a series of settings (keep dock on primary screen or allow it to freely activate on both screens), but their aversion to user settings and customizations leads them to implement compromises like this.
  6. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    For me it sometimes just disappears and only switching to a different space on the same screen, go down to the dock and back makes it reappear.
    It is some bug. I wrote Apple a bug report.

    It doesn't seem to work too well. I don't use it much so I don't care all that much.

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