How to Move Dock on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to move the dock on a Mac. The dock is a convenient tool that allows you to access your favorite apps and documents with just a click. By default, the dock is located at the bottom of the screen, but you can easily move it to a different position according to your preference.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, we need to open the System Preferences window. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on “Dock”

Once you have opened the System Preferences window, look for the “Dock” icon and click on it. This will open the Dock preferences.

Step 3: Choose a New Position

In the Dock preferences, you will see a section called “Position on screen.” Here, you can choose where you want to move your dock. There are three options available:

  • Bottom: This is the default position where the dock is located at the bottom of your screen.
  • Left: Selecting this option will move the dock to the left side of your screen.
  • Right: If you prefer, you can move the dock to the right side of your screen by choosing this option.

Select one of these options by clicking on it.

Step 4: Automatically Hide and Show Dock (Optional)

If you want to maximize your screen space, you can enable an additional feature called “Automatically hide and show Dock.” When this feature is enabled, the dock will only appear when you move your cursor to the edge of the screen where it is located.

To enable this feature, simply check the box next to “Automatically hide and show Dock” in the Dock preferences. You can always uncheck this box if you want the dock to be visible at all times.

Step 5: Close System Preferences

Once you have chosen a new position for your dock and made any desired changes, you can close the System Preferences window by clicking on the red “x” button in the top-left corner.


That’s it! You have successfully learned how to move the dock on your Mac.

By following these steps, you can customize your workspace and make it more convenient for your workflow. Play around with different positions and see which one suits you best!

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