Easily add spacers to Mac OS X Dock

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Add spacers to Mac OS X Dock

Adding spacers to the Mac OS X dock is very easy to do. There are several good programs available that allow you to customize the dock, add spacers and many other things. If you are looking to simply add a few spacers to you can keep you dock organized, you can follow the quick steps below to get blank spacers on your dock.

The first thing you need to do is open terminal. If you’re not familiar with it, you can find it in “LaunchPad > Other” folder.

Mac OS X Dock


Once you have terminal opened, you can type the following command to add spacers. You will need to enter this same code for each spacer you want to add.

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

Mac OS X Dock

After you add the spacers you need, type the following command to restart the dock.
killall Dock

Mac OS X Dock

You will see spaces on the right side of your dock after it refreshes. All you need to do is find a blank space and left click, hold down and drag it to where you want a space. You can do this until you use all of the spaces you created. If you need more, just follow the steps above and add as many as you need.

Here is an example after the spacers have been moved.

Mac OS X Dock

NOTE: If you want to remove any spacers, simply click on a blank space and drag it off the dock and it will be removed.

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