Add A Recent Applications Stack to Your Dock

To add a Recent Applications item to your Dock open and paste

defaults write persistent-others -array-add ‘{ “tile-data” = { “list-type” = 1; }; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”; }’ killall Dock

If you right click on this new Stack then you will notice it can be several different types of stacks. It can be Recent Applications, Recent Documents, Recent Servers, Favorite Volumes, and Favorite Items. If you want to have more than one of these on your doc just run the code above over and it will add a new one to the Dock.

For more info look over here.


  1. y0jeremy

    Enigma:~ Jeremy$ defaults write persistent-others -array-add ‘{ “tile-data” = { “list-type” = 1; }; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”; }’
    -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `}’

  2. obley

    I’m getting the same problem.

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