Finder breaks away from the Dock!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Griffin, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Peter Griffin macrumors regular

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    See pic for explanation. Has this ever happened to anyone? I find it quite amusing/scary at the same time. My Mac has been acting up lately.
     

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  2. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Are you running any hacks at all? Thats the only thing I can think of :eek:

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  3. Peter Griffin thread starter macrumors regular

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    No hacks except for the screen spanner which I'm not using and have only used once. I don't think that would cause any troubles. I did install and run the Mac Janitor today but I don't think that's the cause either. God this is driving me nuts. Just yesterday the letters would not appear when I ran the pointer across the icons, now the Finder decides it wants out. ARGGGH why can't it "just work". :(
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    All I'll say is the obvious - repair permissions, reboot and cross your fingers! :eek:
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Is this still installed? If so, remove it. Also, try to delete your dock prefs (com.apple.dock.plist) file and reboot. You will need to rebuild your dock afterward, I think.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Mine did this once; no hacks at all on it...

    I just logged off and on again and ta da, it fixed itself and has never done it again.
     
  7. rdowns Suspended

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    Perhaps the dock broke away from the Finder. :eek:
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    This used to happen to me a lot. I would have the dock at the bottom and hidden. Sometimes I'd call up the dock select a program, but when the dock disappeared again it left the finder icon behind.

    I have shapeshifter installed but no dock hacks.

    It has stopped happening since I moved to tiger from panther and moved the dock to the right side.
     
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