macOS High Sierra

Use the Dock

Use the Dock to open apps, documents, folders, or stacks.

If Trackpad Commander is enabled, you can use gestures when navigating and using the Dock.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Navigate the Dock

  • To move the VoiceOver cursor to the Dock, press VO-D, or double-tap near the bottom edge of the trackpad.

  • To move in the Dock, use the arrow keys, or flick or drag up, down, left, or right on the trackpad.

  • Type the name of an app or folder. For example, to move the VoiceOver cursor to Mail, start typing its name.

  • To exit the Dock, press the Escape key or Fn-Tab, or scrub back and forth with two fingers on the trackpad.

Use items in the Dock

  • To move an item, hold down the Option key and use the arrow keys to move the item. Each arrow key press moves it one place.

  • To open an item, press VO-Space bar, or double-tap on the trackpad.

  • To open a shortcut menu for an item, press VO-Shift-M, then use the arrow keys to move up and down the shortcut menu. To close the shortcut menu without making a selection, press the Escape key or Fn-Tab.

  • To add an item, navigate to the item in the Finder or on the desktop, then press Control-Shift-Command-T.

  • To remove an item, open its shortcut menu (VO-Shift-M), then choose Remove from Dock.