# Show recents

Show recently used apps in a separate section of the Dock.

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
    • Mojave
  • Parameter type: bool

# Set to true (default value)

Display recent apps in the Dock

defaults write com.apple.dock "show-recents" -bool "true" && killall Dock

Example output with value set to true

# Set to false

Do not display recent apps in the Dock

defaults write com.apple.dock "show-recents" -bool "false" && killall Dock

Example output with value set to false

# Read current value

defaults read com.apple.dock "show-recents"

# Reset to default value

defaults delete com.apple.dock "show-recents" && killall Dock