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Old Jun 5th, 2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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Terminal icons on desktop

I have these showing and don't know why. This is a new laptop for me (MBP 2014) and they've just shown up. If I double-click one of them, it opens Terminal.

How do I get rid of them or close them or...?

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No idea how they ended up on your dock (not your desktop, to be specific). Just drag 'em off. Drag away from the dock, and pause a second, you should see a "Remove" popup.
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How do I get rid of them or close them or...?

Start by doing a full Shutdown, wait 30-40+ seconds and then Startup.

BTW: What Mac OS X version are you running?



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There are no running app indicators under the icons, so a restart likely won't make them disappear Unless that option was disabled.
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A newish feature of Mojave is to show your most recent applications in the dock (even if they are closed).
Go into system preferences, Dock, check to see if you have "Show Recent applications in Dock" checked off.
From the screenshot this looks like the place in the dock they will show up if that's on.

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A newish feature of Mojave is to show your most recent applications in the dock (even if they are closed).
Go into system preferences, Dock, check to see if you have "Show Recent applications in Dock" checked off.
From the screenshot this looks like the place in the dock they will show up if that's on.
Good catch, BReligion, I hadn't considered that. It's one of the first things I turned off when I upgraded to Mojave
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A newish feature of Mojave is to show your most recent applications in the dock (even if they are closed).
Go into system preferences, Dock, check to see if you have "Show Recent applications in Dock" checked off.
From the screenshot this looks like the place in the dock they will show up if that's on.

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BINGO! That got it! Thanks BReligion! And thanks everyone for your thoughts.

Much appreciated!

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Same... I keep my dock neat and tidy and it frustrated the heck out of me when I first upgraded to Mojave and had double icons showing.

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Same... I keep my dock neat and tidy and it frustrated the heck out of me when I first upgraded to Mojave and had double icons showing.

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Well, I guess Apple considers it a feature that most users should consider using.

Personally I would find it rather annoying, and just add that for another black mark for not upgrading to Mojave which my 2011 iMac can't do anyway.

I wonder what their logic was for incorporating such a feature in the first place???

How to Hide Recent Apps from Dock in MacOS Mojave
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I guess it could be handy? Maybe? For someone? I guess?

I guess it would be as handy as adding every icon once an app is installed to the dock... not me, but sure maybe for some? I mean (being the personality I am..) the moment ihvae a new OS, I yank 80% of the icons off the dock, add terminal, shrink my dock to be super small... toss all shortcuts beside the trash except for downloads. I clean up my icons in launch pad and folder organzie them and move anything not essential to second to third screens... I do love my launch pad with trackpad

Really what is a great amazement is that they let us turn it off.

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