Hide Recent Apps from Dock in MacOS Catalina

If you want to disable the Recent Applications section of the Dock in MacOS, perhaps to reduce clutter or to make the Dock footprint smaller, then read on to learn how to make the change in MacOS 10.14 or later.

Follow along to learn how to disable this feature…

macOS Mojave: How to hide recent apps in the Dock

  1. Fire up System Preferences > Dock.
  2. All the way at the bottom of the panel, untick the box Show recent applications in Dock.

At least it’s an option. Personally, don’t like showing the most recent apps in the Dock, especially if those apps are already in the Dock as macOS isn’t smart enough to hide apps that are already in the Dock.

Showing recent apps can also be slightly annoying with Mac notebooks as the Dock can be cramped due to screen real estate.

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