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Docker Desktop for Mac

Getting Docker Desktop for Mac

Docker Desktop for Mac is free to download.


If you don't understand something about Docker Desktop for Mac, the extensive documentation is a great place to look for answers.


Users from the Docker Desktop community trade tips and tricks and discuss Docker Desktop for Mac in the user forum.

Problems with the Docker Desktop for Mac software can be filed as issues in this (docker/for-mac) repository.

This Repository

This repository contains an issue tracker for Docker Desktop for Mac -- an integrated Docker experience on OS X or macOS. If you find a problem with the software, first browse the existing issues or search from the bar at the top (s to focus) and then, if you don't find your issue, open a new issue.


Initially, issues are unlabeled. Issues are labeled in order to make tracking them easier. The meaning of the labels is roughly:

Label Meaning
area/compose related to docker/compose
area/database related to the configuration database
area/docker related to the Docker engine (docker/docker)
area/gui related to the Graphical User Interface
area/linux related to the Linux component
area/mounts related to -v bind mounts
area/network related to container networking
area/notary related to docker/notary
area/osx related to OS X or macOS integration
area/startup related to application installation or initialization
area/storage related to image and container storage (storage drivers)
area/volumes related to Docker volumes (volume drivers)
area/kube related to Kubernetes integration
kind/bug this issue describes a defect
kind/docs this issue describes a documentation change
kind/enhancement this issue describes a change to existing functionality
kind/feature this issue describes totally new functionality
kind/performance this issue describes a performance problem or measurement
status/0-triage The issue needs triaging
status/0-wont-fix This issue will not be fixed and therefore can be closed
status/0-more-info-needed The issue needs more information before it can be triaged
status/1-acknowledged The issue has been triaged and is being investigated
status/2-in-progress The issue has been assigned to a engineer and is waiting a fix
status/3-fixed The issue has been fixed in master
status/4-fix-released-beta The fix has been released!
status/4-fix-released-stable The fix has been released!

Component Projects

Docker Desktop for Mac uses many open source components. A full list of components and licenses is available inside of Docker Desktop from About Docker Desktop -> Acknowledgements in the 🐳 menu.

Some notable components include:

  • HyperKit, a toolkit for embedding hypervisor capabilities in your application
  • DataKit, a tool to orchestrate applications using a 9P dataflow
  • VPNKit, a set of tools and services for helping HyperKit VMs interoperate with host VPN configurations