Customize Your Dock
Probably the hardest change to get used to when switching from Windows to macOS is the Dock.
You’re probably used to having a small bar at the bottom of your PC with a Windows button to the left. This changes completely on the Mac since you’re using a Dock that comes with a bunch of apps already in it.
Getting used to the Dock can be hard, but you can customize it to make your transition a bit smoother. Here’s how you can have your Mac’s Dock just the way you like it.
- Go to the Apple Menu in the upper left corner.
- Click on Preferences…
- Click on Dock & Menu Bar.
Here you can change the position and size of your Dock, as well as change some basic gestures and settings.
If you want to add or remove apps from your Dock, you need to do this.
- Control-Click or right-click on an app icon on the Dock. You do this on a MacBook by clicking with two fingers at the same time on the trackpad.
- Click on Options.
- Click on Remove from Dock or Keep in Dock, depending on what you want to do.