how to remove icons from mac dock

How to Remove Iocns From Mac Dock – Tutorial

Your Mac Dock is a great features that if used correctly can save buckets of time from being wasted. Just incase you are not sure, your Mac dock is the the handy icon library usually positioned at the bottom of your desktop.

Placing an app or software in your dock allows you to grab and open the program you want within seconds, preventing you from having to navigate through bottomless files and menus.

However, due to the dock being such a useful features it is easy to pack way too many apps into it, making it more cluttered and difficult to select and open the desires app. I personally have 20 of my favourite and most uses apps stored in mine, but any more at it would soon become a jumble.

If you fancy clearing out your Mac dock, removing apps and softwares you rarely use, you will be glad to hear it is extremely simple.

how to remove icons from mac dock

Here is How to Remove Applications from Mac Dock…

Although the drag and dropping movement to add new icons is a breeze, removing them is even easier. Simply grab the icon you wish to take away by clicking and holding down on your cursor. Next drag it off the dock. Release the mouse button and ‘puff’, the icon will vanish in virtual cloud of smoke.

Don’t worry, removing an icon from the dock dose not delete it off your Mac. It will be quietly nestled in your ‘Applications’ folder. To locate your applications folder click anywhere on your desktop background to pull up the correct tool bar (if you do not have any other programs open, such as internet, then you should already be on it.) Click on ‘File’. A drop down menu will appear, pick ‘New Finder Window.’ A window will open up showing all the different areas of your hard drive. Select the ‘Applications’ category and scroll through to find the removed program.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)