HOW TO: Add a program to the Dock in Mountain Lion OS X

Description: This tutorial will show you the steps to add a program to the dock in Mountain Lion OS X.

  1. Verify that the program you are trying to run isn't already pinned to the dock.
  2. Go to Applications and find the program you want to pin to your dock and click on it to open it.
  3. After the program is open, go back to your Dock and search for the new icon that it has made to show that it is running. Right-click the program icon, go to Options and then to Keep in Dock.
  4. Close out of the program and verify that the icon stays in your dock after closing the program.