How to Add a Spacer to the Mac OS X Dock

Do you want to add a blank spacer to the Mac OS X Dock? Well, You can easily add a blank spacer to the Dock of your Mac OS X. Simply you have add a defaults write command in the Terminal of your Mac OS X. You can see in the below image there is a space between the iChat icon and Firefox icon. Simply follow the instructions give below to add a blank spacer to the Mac OS X Dock.

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How to Add a Spacer to the Mac OS X Dock

STEP 1. In order to add a blank spacer to the Mac OS X Dock simply open the Terminal and the add the given command into the Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add ‘{“tile-type”=”spacer-tile”;}’

STEP 2. Now you have to kill and relaunch the Dock to see the spacers between two icons. In order to kill and relaunch the Dock simply add the given command:

killall Dock

If you want to move the Dock spacers then simply you have to drag them around the Dock just like other icon. Similarly drag them out of the Dock to remove the spacers. Simply use the defaults write command same number of times if you want multiple spacers. For this, within the Terminal you have to hit the “Up” arrow on your keyboard to bring up the commands those are executed earlier. [Via]

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