My dock is gone!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rajj, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Rajj macrumors 6502a

    Rajj

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    #1
    After installing 10.2.8, my dock disappeared!!
    I can’t even uninstall the dock app and reinstall it.
    Any thoughts besides reinstalling Jag?
     
  2. alphaone macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean you can't reinstall it?

    You can always reinstall something. Just delete it and its prefs and then reinstall it from the .pkg using pacifist.


    Btw, mines working fine on 10.2.8, however my transparent dock app isn't working anymore. Oh well, I only used it to add some stuff to the menus. I didn't actually make it transparent so no biggy.
     
  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    10.2.8 installs a new version of the dock.app. It states somewhere that it may have issues with third party applications like dock modifiers and such. The solution that others have come up with (there is already a thread about this) is to indeed reinstall the dock.app.
     
  4. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Rajj

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    Well I can’t delete the Dock.app in Core Services, I tried ctrl clickin’ on it, but there is no delete option. I also tried the cmd+delete keys, and logging on as root, but the sucker just won’t delete!!
     
  5. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    #5
    is your dock running? YES
    can you delete a locked file? NO

    log out of your login and back in under console and then do the swap.
     
  6. gorman macrumors member

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    Have you tried simply removing your Dock preference file from ~/Library/Preferences? You'll lose your settings, but will probably get it back the fastest.
     
  7. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Rajj

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    Thanx all, I got it working again.
    I just reinstalled the 10.2.8 update.
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    I had this problem too... It was related to Transparent Dock... I just used the Dock Backup that it made, and it worked fine
     
  9. jtown macrumors 6502

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    Oooooohhhhh. Your dock is gone. Had me worried for a minute.
     

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