Organize Your macOS Dock

Organize Your macOS Dock

Organize the Clutter

The more shortcut friendly you are, the more busy your macOS dock can become. Adding spacers to your dock can help organize those cluttered icons.

This isn’t a drag and drop GUI hack, but roll up your sleeves for a two line terminal process that will make your desktop look much cleaner.

Step 1: Create the spacer

defaults write persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

Step 2: Reset the Dock

killall Dock

The dock service is basically restarted and a newly added spacer will be available. Drag into the location as you please. Repeat both 1 & 2 for any additional spacers.

Remove a Spacer

You can right click on the empty space and select the “Remove from Dock” option just like any other icon.