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Drag the folders away from the Dock and wait until the cursor changes to indicate they will be removed, and let go. You have to do this one at a time for folder stacks as Monomeeth says. The separator at bottom right of the dock or at the bottom if your Dock is on the side is not there to show your last opened programs.

Instead, to the right of the separator are what's called stacks , any minimsed app windows and the Trash.

macOS Mojave: Turn Off Recent Applications to Remove Extra Dock Icons

Basically, stacks are really just folders located in the Dock. By default, users will usually have a Downloads stack. Based on the image you've included in your question, it looks like the items to the right of your separator are actually minimised app windows. These windows appear there when you choose to 'minimise' them, as opposed to closing them. In other words, the 12 icons you have between your Downloads stack and your Trash can are actually windows you still have open in their various apps, but they've been minimised instead of closed.

When you choose to minimise a window by clicking on the amber button at top left, it minimises into the dock at the righthand side of the separator at left of the Trash can. The purpose of this is to give you quick access to it again without having to relaunch the app or reload the website, etc. If you want to actually close the window, click on the red button at top left instead.

The shortcut actually exists, and moreover, there are a few other extremely convenient ways to fight buggy apps. Forcing a frozen application to quit is the same as killing the symptoms when we get sick versus curing the virus.

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We need to see the bigger picture and understand what causes the problem and how to cure it while understanding how to avoid it from happening again. The number one reason we have a problem with frozen applications in a Mac is insufficient RAM —or, in other words, a lack of computer memory to operate the system compared to the number of applications you usually open including those numerous open tabs in a browser. So anytime your system utilizes all of its existing resourses to run the task, it becomes unresponsive.

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Think of RAM like a physical workbench. The more space memory you have to work, the more projects you can have out to work on. Less space?

4 ways to Force Quit an app on your Mac - CNET

Less ability to work on multiple things at once. Forcing Mac to quit the application does resolve the problem but may have downsides. When you close an application in the traditional manner, it will clean everything it runs in the background and alert you to save the work. This method works best for individual applications, whereas the previous method utilizing System Preferences is better for large-scale changes.

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But you can still disable or remove them with CleanMyMac — it is extremely well known for its ability to clean up a Mac and help you regain more storage space, and can make your Mac run a bit faster. Also, it comes with many useful features to make your Mac life easier. One of the features is to get rid of those launch agents. It will also give you a clean working space to start your day and prevent a sudden barrage of new windows, especially since you may not need all of them.

On the other hand, if you know you use certain programs on a daily basis, you can use any one of the above methods to simply enable that program instead.

It all comes down to what helps you work smarter rather than harder. What built-in tricks do you use to keep your Mac away from annoying auto-launch apps or services? Tell us in the comments below! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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December 7,