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How to hide inactive icons from Doc

If you are a user who has switched from a PC to a Mac, you might be in habit of seeing only active icons on the task bar. In Mac the case is different as you can see all the icons of applications displayed there. I am mentioning a small step for you to hide the inactive icons in the doc. If you want to get this done then you have to type a small command in Terminal.

defaults write static-only -bool TRUE
killall Dock

It might take couple of seconds to perform this task and this will be fixed, now your desktop will show only running application.

If you want to see the active icons then type TRUE, in the command above and if you type FALSE, everything should be back to normal and if there is any stack, it will disappear.