Configure a Dock profile to manage the look and feel of the dock and the applications that will display on it. Configuring Dock settings from the Console allows for additional control of the users' devices by determining whether or not the users can adjust their own settings later.

To create a Dock profile: 

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles and select Add. Select Apple macOS, and then select whether this profile will apply to only the enrollment user on the device ( User Profile), or the entire device ( Device Profile).

  2. Configure the profile's General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  3. Select the Dock payload.
  4. Configure Size & Position settings, including;

    Setting

    Description

    Dock Size Use the scale to determine the desired size for the Dock.
    Allow user to adjust Dock Size Allow or prevent users from modifying their own Dock Size settings on their devices.
    Magnification Use the scale to determine the desired magnification for the Dock.
    Allow user to adjust Magnification

    Allow or prevent users from modifying their own Magnification settings on their devices.

    Position Use the drop-down menu to select the position of the Dock on the screen.
    Allow user to adjust Dock Position Allow or prevent users from modifying their own Dock Position settings on their devices.
  5. Configure Items settings, including;

    Setting

    Description

    Dock Applications Select Add to specify applications to appear on the Dock.
    Dock Items Select Add to specify files and folders to appear on the Dock.
    Add Other Folders Configure folder for My Applications, Documents, and Network Home in the Dock
    Allow user to adjust Dock Applications and Items Allow or prevent users from modifying their own Dock Applications settings on their devices.
  6. Configure Options settings, including;

    Setting

    Description

    Minimize Using Select either Genie or Scale animation for minimizing the Dock.
    Allow user to adjust Minimize effect Allow user to adjust Minimize effect
    Minimize Window Into Application Icon Select this to create an icon to represent an open window in the Dock when the window is minimized.
    Allow user to adjust Minimize into Application icon Allow or prevent users from modifying their own Minimize windows settings on their devices.
    Animate Opening Application Enable animation when launching an application from the Dock.
    Allow user to adjust Animate Opening Application Allow or prevent users from modifying their own animation settings on their devices.
  7. Select Save & Publish when you are finished to push the profile to devices