Turn on/off recent apps in the Dock
Roman Loyola shows how to access to recently-used apps
The Dock in macOS Mojave has a new, very helpful feature: it now displays recentlyused apps. It’s handy when you’re going through a phase of using a particular app frequently, but you don’t want that app to appear in your regular Dock line-up.
Recent apps is on by default, and they appear on the right side of the Dock in a section marked
off by horizontal white lines. In the Dock’s default setup, recent apps appear in a section between the Settings and Downloads icons.
The Dock shows the three recent apps that you’ve used; if a recently-used app already has a home in the Dock, it doesn’t appear in the recents section. (In case you’re wondering, recent apps, documents, and servers are still available in > Recent Items.)
If you don’t want recent apps to appear in the Dock, here’s how to turn it off. You can use these instructions to turn it back on, too.
Turn off/on recent apps in the Dock
1. Open System Preferences (Apple menu > System Preferences).
2. Click on Dock.
3. The last setting in the Dock preferences is a checkbox for Show recent applications in Dock. It’s checked by default. Unchecked the box to turn it off. Check the box to turn it back on.
4. Close the preferences window.