How to Add Recent Used Apps and Documents to Mac's Dock

Summary

Are you confused with how to add recent used apps and documents to Mac's Dock? This tip will make you know how to make it step by step.

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June 16, 2015

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You can easily drag any item from Finder into your Mac's Dock to access it quickly, but as time goes by, you may be confused with these items on Mac's Dock. For some frequently used apps and documents, check out this tip that lets you access these recent used apps and documents quickly.

how to add recent used apps or documents to Mac's Dock

how to add recent used apps or documents to Mac's Dock

Before starting this tip, you need find Terminal on your Mac. You'll find it in the Applications > Utilities folder on your Mac. For the OS X, Terminal provides you with command-line access to the system. Most Mac users won't use Terminal, but it gives you access to a wealth of system features and functionality that you don't get using the OS X graphical user interface.

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How to Add Recent Used Apps and Documents to Your Mac's Dock

  • Open Terminal.
  • Write defaults write com.apple.Dock persistent-others -array-add '{"tile-data" = {"list-type" = 1;}; "tile-type" = "recents-tile";}'; killall Dock, then press return. (You can copy this line of text and paste it into Terminal directly).
  • Add Recent Used Apps and Documents to Mac's Dock

    Add Recent Used Apps and Documents to Mac's Dock

  • Close Terminal.

Now your Dock will show a new icon on the left side. This displays all your recent used applications by default. If you Right-Click on the icon, you can change the view style.

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The Bottom Line

After reading this tip, you can quickly add those frequent used apps and documents to Mac's Dock then quickly access to those apps or documents.

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