Recent Applications in the Dock

Terminal is a powerful place, and one to approach with caution. However, if used correctly it really can help personalise your OS X experience.

For example, using the command listed below you can activate a pop-up, fan, grid or list collection of most recently used Applications, Documents, Servers or favourite volumes and items.

You should find the dock will relaunch, with a new item on the right hand side of the divider. This item will now automatically update with a list of recent applications launched. Should you want to switch this to one of the other lists, simply right click on the icon and choose from the list.

To launch terminal:

open your Applications folder,
now click on the Utilities folder,
then click on Terminal,
now, copy and paste the command below into the terminal window and hit return.


Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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