OSX Tip: Add recently used application to your Dock

OSX Tip: Add recently used application to your Dock

I recently came across a useful tip that I wanted to share by Peter Cohen, the managing editor at iMore. This tip has helped me cut down the number of apps in my dock, by creating a folder with my most recently used applications

 

We can do this with one simple command through the terminal

Launch terminal from the utilities folder and copy an paste the following command into it, then hit enter and quit the terminal

 

Command:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{"tile-data" = {"list-type" = 1;}; "tile-type" = "recents-tile";}'; killall Dock

Sidenote: part of this command is killing the dock so you might see your dock and or screen flicker for a second this is normal

 

A shinny new stack icon will MAGICALLY appear next to your trash can

Inside your dock, right next to your trash can, there you will find a new stack icon. Listing all your recently used applications by default, However a simple right click will reveal additional options for view style and content.

Removing

Removing a stack from the dock is just as easy as any other application. You can either right click and choose the remove options or just drag and drop it off the dock.  

 

What do you do if you want say, Recently used applications & documents?

Simply run the command a second time to add a second stack.

 

A shout out to Peter Cohen of iMore for this great tip,

Head over to imore.com for other Mac and iOS News/Tips/Tutorials.



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