Add spacers to the macOS dock

October 14, 2016 by Wouter Peschier


I like to organize the applications in the Dock on my Mac. This trick will add a spacer that you can place anywhere to create a separation between different groups of apps:

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

The dock will restart and you’ll see an empty space somewhere on your Dock. Just drag it to where you want some extra space and you’re good to go.

macOS Dock