As we are spending more than 18 hours on our laptops, having a clean desktop space is very important. It helps the device to work with less load, and us to concentrate really well.

So to organize your Dock really well follow the guide:

How to Organize Mac Desktop?

Step 1: Pick an app/file/folder from the Dock.

Step 2: Drag the picked item to the desired location on the Dock.

Step 3: Leave the item picked where you would like to see it.

To organize the Dock on your Mac, select an app in the Dock, then drag it to a new location in the Dock

How to change the Dock’s size on your Mac?

Step 1: Select the Apple icon from the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Look for the “System Preferences” option, and select it.


To change the Dock's size on your Mac, click the Apple icon, then select System Preferences

Step 3: Select, “Dock”.

Step 4: Adjust the Size slider as per your preference.

To change the Dock's size on your Mac, click Dock, then drag the size slider to resize

Step 4: Tick the Magnification box so that the icon of the apps can enlarge on hovering. And if required adjust the Magnification slider.

To change the Dock's size on your Mac, tick the box for Magnification, then drag the slider to make the magnification larger or smaller

How to change the Dock’s orientation on your Mac?

Step 1: Click the Apple icon near the top right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear on the screen.

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select, “System Preferences”.


To change the Dock's orientation on your Mac, click the Apple icon, then select System Preferences

Step 3: Select, “Dock”. And then preferred orientation for it (Left, Bottom, Right).

To change the Dock's orientation on your Mac, click Dock, then select an orientation from left, bottom, or right

How to automatically hide or show the Dock on your Mac?

Step 1: Select the Apple icon to open up the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select, “System Preferences”.


To automatically hide or show the Dock on your Mac, click the Apple icon, then select System Preferences

Step 3: Select, “Dock”, and follow the prompted queries to set the options for Automatically hiding the Dock.

to automatically hide or show the Dock on your Mac, click Dock, then tick the box for  hide Dock

How to hide recent applications on the Dock on macOS Monterey?

Step 1: Open up the Settings app.

Step 2: Select the “Dock” app. And adjust the settings to hide the recently-used apps.


To hide recent applications on the Dock on macOS Big Sur, open System Preferences, click Dock

Step 3: Check or uncheck the boxes as per your requirement.

to hide recent applications on the Dock on macOS Big Sur , uncheck box