Whether you’re a productivity geek or simply want to customize desktop, this simple Terminal command will help you achieve a cleaner and more organized Dock setup in no time by creating clear divisions between app icons.

Mac Dock with empty spaces

Add space between the app icons in your Dock

1) Launch the Terminal app on your Mac

2) Type in the following command and press the return/enter key:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

3) Finally, you need to refresh the Dock for new changes to show up. To do that, type in the following command and press the return key:

killall Dock

Your Dock will disappear momentarily, and when it comes back, you’ll see an empty blank space on the Dock. You can then drag this empty space to the desired location.

If you don’t see the empty spaces:

  • Retry the above steps a few times. When it works, you may see multiple spaces, and you can drag them to your desired spots.
  • Restart your Mac.

Add multiple spaces

If you’d like to add multiple spaces to the Dock, you can repeat Step 2 as many times as you would like before executing Step 3.

Remove empty spaces

To remove a blank space, simply right-click on the space and click Remove from Dock. You can also drag the space away from the Dock up to the Desktop to remove it.

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for a start-to-finish tutorial showcasing how to add and remove spaces on your Dock.

What do you think? Would you consider using spaces to better organize your Mac’s Dock?

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