Dock Help (Kinda Urgent)

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Ensign Paris, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    #1
    Ok, so I got bored and after watching 'The Power of X' decided to see how many files I could add to the dock. So I wrote an AppleScript that added new folders to the dock, and I think there is now 600+ in there.

    Any idea how to get them all out at once?

    Ensign
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    #2
    You can go in and edit the Dock plist for your user. I would go in and remove just about everything, and then readd the ones you want to keep.

    Go to your ~/Library/Preferences and open up com.apple.dock.plist in TextEdit. You'll be able to see each dock item between the <dict> tags.

    Good luck!

    PS. Might be a good idea to back it up first. ;)
     
  3. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    #3
    Delete it.

    You can also just delete the Dock.plist file from your preferences folder in your Library folder. (I'm not 100% sure thats the location--I'm at work) Its just like any other preference file and will be regenerated. You will lose dock preferences doing this, but its better than taking the folders out one at a time.

    Matthew
     
  4. macfreek57 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    yeah the dock plist should work (it's kinda cool to mess around the order of things in your dock by simply cutting and pasting)

    i need to learn to write applescripts. i can't believe i still haven't. does anyone know of online helps?
     
  5. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    #5
    woah what does it look like? screenshot screenshot!
     

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