How to add space separators to the Dock on your Mac

Add Space to the Dock on Mac

Looking to better organize the Dock in macOS? Perhaps adding a few spacers would do the trick. Adding spacers to your Mac’s dock is very simple and easy with just a couple of Terminal commands. It’s a great way to organize your Dock’s applications and provides it with a custom look and feel.

Add space between the app icons in your Dock

Step 1: Launch Terminal

Step 2: Type in the following command and press Return:

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

Step 3: Type in the following command and press Return:

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’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. To remove a blank space, simply right-click on the space, and click Remove from Dock. You can also drag the space off of the Dock, hold, and release it to remove the space. Be sure to watch the video tutorial above 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, or do you already use them? Sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts, recommendations, and opinions.