Mac: How to create recent applications shortcut in Dock?

mac, apple mac, apple computer, mac os x Have you ever think of having a shortcut that can show all your recent launch applications in Mac? Actually Mac come with this ‘Recent Applications’ shortcut hidden by default in the Dock. You can easily create the “Recent Applications’ shortcut by issuing two commands. Once done you will get shortcut that display all your recent launch application!

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To create ‘Recent Applications’ shortcut in Dock, follow the steps below:


  • Open your Terminal
  • Enter the command below:-
    defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
    killall Dock
  • Once done, you should see a ‘Recent Applications’ shortcut showing beside the Trash in the Dock
  • To remove the shortcut, right click on the shortcut and choose ‘Remove from Dock”

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