How to add a separator to the Dock on macOS to separate groups of themed apps

Want to better organize the Dock on your Mac – for example, separate office applications from, for example, instant messengers? It makes sense to do this not only logically (by placing icons next to each other), but also visually – by separating them from other applications with free space. How to do it? We will tell you.

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one… Open the Terminal application on your computer. You can find it at LaunchpadOtherTerminal or via a Spotlight search term.

2… Enter the following command, then click on Enter:

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

3… Enter one more command, then click again on Enter:

killall Dock

If done correctly, the Dock will briefly disappear after 2-3 seconds. After it returns, you will see an empty space in the Dock. You can drag it to any place convenient for you.

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Do you need not one, but several separators at once? Before proceeding to step 3, repeat step 2 as many times as you want to get “gaps”.

To remove a separator, simply click on an empty space and press Remove from Dock… Alternatively, pull the separator on the desktop outside the Dock and then release it.

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Now you know a great way to organize app icons on your Dock with a minimum of effort. A few more useful tips for working with macOS are collected below.

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