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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock System 10.5
If you'd like to break up the icons in your Dock into groups, you can insert invisible spacers, much like the blank spaces which you can put into toolbars:
To add a spacer to the applications (left) side of the Dock, run the following in the terminal: To see your changes, restart the dock with killall Dock. To add a spacer to the documents (right) side of the Dock, run the following: Again, killall Dock to see your changes. Once the spacer is in the Dock, you can drag it around to move it. You can even drag it between the application and document sections, if you wish. Run either command multiple times to add multiple separators.

[robg adds: I tried this in 10.4, but it's definitely a 10.5-only hint, and it works as described -- the image above is from my machine. It seems this ancient hint can finally be retired (though the spacers are a bit wider than I would prefer, if I actually used the Dock much).]
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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: frijole on Nov 29, '07 08:27:42AM
this is great!

i've been using max's blank dock separators for years, (from here), but if I accidentally clicked on them, an alert would pop up saying the app was damaged (through 10.4) or couldn't be run on this architecture (leopard), but now I don't have to worry about it anymore.

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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: Heart on Nov 29, '07 09:54:51AM

Same here,

I used Dock Dividers and with the new Leopard you would get a black grey oval .

this is a great hint.



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: wessley on Nov 29, '07 08:49:51AM

Awesome!

I was using these transparent icon applescripts and folders to achieve this. But it didn't look that good on Leopard.

Thanks a lot!



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 29, '07 09:19:35AM

Excellent hint. Thank you.



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: s_h_a_d_y on Nov 29, '07 09:44:53AM

Thanks i was just looking for something like this =)



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: bugmenot on Nov 29, '07 09:58:47AM

best hint for leopard so far together with the 2D dock.



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: parraccourci on Nov 29, '07 10:13:58AM

spacers can be draged from the right side to de left one and "vice versa" ;-)



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: parraccourci on Nov 29, '07 10:22:32AM

Ooops... Sorry!



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: jrbibeau on Nov 29, '07 10:35:56AM

Very good hint. However, how do you reverse it?
Thanks!



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: karenflowerz on Nov 29, '07 10:50:25AM

To remove it, just click and drag it off the dock :)



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: jrbibeau on Nov 29, '07 02:36:18PM

Oups... OK. I understand that we can erase the spacers, just like we would erase any icon from the dock...



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: jrbibeau on Nov 29, '07 10:53:28AM

I noticed that when I accidentally bring an icon of the dock (either an application or a document) exactly on a "spacer", it then disappears, erased from the dock ...pouff!



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: adrianm on Nov 29, '07 11:05:25AM

best hint ever! thanks :-)

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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: macorama on Nov 29, '07 02:11:17PM

Interesting thing I noticed after applying the two commands:
You can drag the divider from the documents section of the dock to the app section. After that I applied the second command again and got a third divider. So I believe one could add a not defined number of this to the Dock.



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: macorama on Nov 29, '07 02:13:18PM

I am sorry, I missed a line in the original hint.



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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: PopMcGee on Apr 20, '08 01:12:55PM
Alternative: "Dock Dividers"
http://www.artofadambetts.com/weblog/?p=35


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10.5: Add multiple spacers to the Dock
Authored by: locklin on Sep 19, '09 04:39:24PM

Great!

Still works in 10.6.1!



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