Understanding Dock App Shortcuts

It is important to understand that the app icons shown in the Dock are not the apps themselves, but simply shortcuts to the apps. You can easily remove or add shortcuts, but this is not the same as removing or adding apps to your Mac. You can also access special functions of these apps through the Dock, and use these shortcuts as drop targets for documents.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Understanding Dock App Shortcuts”

    9 years ago

    Thanks. I learnt
    1. Drag file over icon in doc tells you which app open the file and you can open right there.
    2. Ctrl click dock icon gives menu options.

    Both very useful.

    9 years ago

    WOW! Really helpful...especially for a newbie!

    9 years ago

    Thank you for refreashing my memory....
    Always learn something.😏

    9 years ago

    Very helpful! Thank you!

    9 years ago

    In regards to the dock, I'd like more information about the icons on the right. The Trash is obvious but other icons sometimes appear and disappear there!

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