How to add a generic folder with the latest applications in the Dock

Today we look at another way to organize the work in macOS. This will help us a trick, which adds a docking panel universal folder that displays only the latest files/applications. It may be useful to those who work a lot with files.

Let’s get set up:

  1. Launch “Terminal” using Spotlightor via the Applications folder.
  2. In the command prompt window, enter the following command:

    defaults write persistent-others-array-add '{"tile-data" = {"list-type" = 1;}; "tile-type" = "recents-tile";}'; killall Dock

  3. The Dock will restart and we will see a new item near the basket.

What is this folder? It displays all the recent files you were working on. The functionality of folders is not limited. For example, you can select the required display.

  • Recently used programs
  • Recently used documents
  • Recent servers
  • Selected volumes
  • Favorites

To return all as was, enough to move the universal folder in the recycle bin, or choose “Remove from Dock”.

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