Mac dock spacers

How to Add Spacers to the Mac Dock

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This guide will show you how to add spacers to your Mac dock. Spacers are a great way to help you organize the apps that you keep in your dock.


Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.


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

Then, paste the following and press enter:

killall Dock

The dock will now refresh itself and a spacer will appear. You can move it by dragging it around with your mouse. For additional spacers, simply repeat the step above. To remove a spacer, right click it and select "Remove from dock".