The Dock on your Mac
The Dock, at the bottom of the screen, is a convenient place to keep the apps and documents you use frequently.
Open an app or file. Click its icon in the Dock. Recently opened apps appear in the center section of the Dock.
Add an item to the Dock. Drag the item and drop it where you want it. Place apps in the left section of the Dock, and files or folders in the right section.
Remove an item from the Dock. Drag it out of the Dock. The item isn’t removed from your iMac—just from the Dock.
Tip: You can make the Dock larger or smaller, add or remove items, move it to the left or right side of the screen, and even set it to hide when you’re not using it. To change how the Dock looks, click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, or choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Then click Dock.
Learn more. See the Apple Support article Use the Dock on Mac.