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How to fix a disappearing Dock on a Mac computer in 3 different ways



a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Mac computers offer several ways to address your missing or disappearing Dock issue. MacFormat Magazine/Getty Images


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Mac computers offer several ways to address your missing or disappearing Dock issue. MacFormat Magazine/Getty Images

  • You can fix a disappearing Dock on a Mac computer through a few troubleshooting methods.
  • Your Mac Dock keeps a selection of commonly used apps along the bottom edge of your screen for quick access.
  • While the Dock is usually visible on the screen, it can disappear with no clear way to get it back. 
  • Your Mac’s Dock doesn’t show up in full screen mode, and it can be set to disappear automatically, so troubleshoot these issues first. 
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The Mac Dock comes pre-loaded with some of your system’s most-used applications. You can also customize which applications are included in the Dock. 

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Sometimes that Dock can disappear, making navigating your Mac more tedious. The upgrade to Mac’s Catalina

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How to change the size of the Dock on your Mac computer in 2 ways, along with its position and behavior



a desktop computer sitting on top of a laptop: It only takes a few clicks to change the Dock size on a Mac. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider


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It only takes a few clicks to change the Dock size on a Mac. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • You can change the size of your Dock on a Mac by going through the System Settings menu.
  • If you go through the System Settings menu, you can enable magnification (Dock icons will grow when you hover over them) and change the Dock’s location on the screen.
  • You can also change the size manually by clicking on the black lines in the Dock and dragging your mouse.
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The Dock is an integral part of your Mac computer’s interface. So naturally, you might want to customize the all-important Dock so it looks exactly how you want.

The good news is that Apple lets you do just that.

Here’s how you can change the Dock’s size — and other settings —

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