How to Move Dock from One Mac OS X Monitor to Another

Posted by Jack Tucker on November 18th, 2019

Moving Dock from one Mac device to another Mac monitor seems like a difficult task; however, it is not. This feature is available on Mac devices running on Mac OS X’s various versions like Mavericks and EI Capitan. A lot of features have vanished as they are much older in their variants, but Mac OS X provides many new features like shifting the Dock from one display to the other. 

Mac and other multiple desktops

After the release of the Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the Mac Dock could be viewed on other plugged displays in which the Mac is connected via the cord. The primary bar will be visible on your currently active monitor only; all the rest will show the inactive mode, looks gray.

Shifting the Dock to other Monitors

Follow these steps to know how we can manage and shift the Dock to other displays:

  1. First of all, shift your mouse or the trackpad to the non-primary monitor. Move your mouse cursor to your desired monitor.
  2. Then navigate your mouse cursor to the lowermost portion of your screen, most probably on that place where Mac’s Dock should show on the Mac screen.
  3. Wait for some time until the Dock appears on your display just below the cursor.
  4. Now your Dock is prepared fully to run on the new display. 

Modifying the main screen 

The procedures of changing the primary display might have changed slightly over time, as various editions of Mac OS X has released. However, the basic procedures remain as it is. Follow these steps to know how we can modify the primary display over your Mac OS X:

  1. Firstly, hit the “Apple” icon.
  2. Then you have to tap the “System Preferences” tab.
  3. Next, you have to tap on the “Displays” option.
  4. Once the Displays window expands, hit the “Arrangement” option.
  5. Press the white-colored panel located at the uppermost portion of your primary display’s logo.
  6. Then press it and drag it to the display section.
  7. In case you wish to arrange and adjust your displays, you may press and then drag it’s icon around till they match your physical display left to right modification, adjustment, and arrangements.
  8. The menu bar is available in all the versions of the monitors since the release of Mavericks OS used to identify the primary display of the monitor.

Extending the Primary Screen Display

The Mac OS X enables you to maximize the primary screen to your external display. Follow these steps to know its process:

  1. Tap on the “Apple” icon.
  2. Then choose the “System Preferences” option.
  3. Hit on the “Displays” tab.
  4. Look for the box of mirror display. If you found it checked, then uncheck it.

Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

Source : Mac OS X Monitor

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